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A British Museum/ResearchSpace conference funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation

This conference seeks to highlight the challenges for sustainable knowledge building between cultural heritage institutions, universities and the other interested audiences.How do we combine knowledge, skills and experience to create digital resources that have high research value, meaningful content, and are interesting to a wide range of people and groups? How can interdisciplinary work be practically supported and maintained? How can the outputs of digital research be academically robust and accessible for reuse in other projects? How can we avoid digital disruption and fragmentation? Finally, what role should cultural heritage institutions and organisations play in preserving and disseminating knowledge?

Papers will include the principles, methodology, techniques and viewpoints of people and projects attempting to answer these questions and provide practical solutions. The focus is not simply on integrating and connecting information but about connecting people and knowledge from different backgrounds, skills and experience. Workshops will talk about and demonstrate techniques used to transfer knowledge systems to the World Wide Web.

The ResearchSpace project will be represented in various presentations that explain the underlying principles and methods used in its production and use – firmly based on knowledge representation.

Key note speakers

  • Professor Andrew Prescott – Remediating Our Culture: Threats and Challenges
  • Professor Willeke Wendrich – Immersive Environments: Recreating Contexts of At-Risk Cultural Heritage
  • Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO) – Speaker: Arno Bosse (Oxford University)
  • PHAROS (The International Consortium of Photo Archives) Speaker: Dr Louisa Wood Ruby (The Frick Art Reference Library)
  • SPHAERA: System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity of Europe – Speaker: Florian Kräutli (Max Planck Institute – History Of Science)
  • ConservationSpace – Speaker: Mervin Richard (National Gallery of Washington)
  • Late Hokusai: Using Knowledge Representation for Community Collaboration Speaker: Dr Angus Lockyer and Stephanie Santschi
  • GRAVITATE – Speaker Paul Walland (Innovation IT – Southampton University)
  • IIIF & Mirador – Speaker: Tom Cramer (Stanford University)
  • Peter Haase (Metaphacts GmbH)
  • CRM Inf – Speaker Stephen Stead (Paveprime)
  • Collecting the West – Toby Burrows (University of Western Australia & University of Oxford)
  • Louisa Wood Ruby (The Frick, New York)
  • Dominic Oldman (British Museum)

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