Foundation Projects: Provisional Semantics & Engaging Crowds

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Towards a National Collection’s Seminar's hear from speakers who demonstrate good practice in the field of digital cultural heritage.

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The Towards a National Collection Directorate is pleased to announce the presentation of interim findings from its Foundation Projects.

The third instalment of our Foundation Project series features speakers Emily Pringle (Provisional Semantics, Tate) and Pip Willcox (Engaging Crowds, The National Archives).

Provisional Semantics (Emily Pringle)

Project Investigators: Tate, Imperial War Museums, the National Trust and the Decolonising Arts Institute at University of the Arts, London

Project Partners: National Maritime Museum

Provisional Semantics focuses on redressing outdated and/or offensive language and an interrogation of how long-standing problematic, or even racist, hierarchies/binaries/narratives/perspectives are produced and reinforced in catalogue entries, object descriptions and interpretive material.

The rationale and early findings of case studies in the collections at the National Trust, Imperial War Museums and Tate will be presented.

Engaging Crowds (Pip Willcox)

Project Investigators: The National Archives, Royal Museums Greenwich, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and the Zooniverse team at the University of Oxford

The Engaging Crowds project explores the increasing growth in digitally enabled volunteer participation in cultural heritage. The project is building an indexing tool for the Zooniverse Project Builder which enables volunteers to steer their own path through a project. It is delivering three citizen research projects to surface the contents of record sets held by the project’s Independent Research Organisations and to evaluate the tool: HMS NHS: The Nautical Health Service, Scarlets and Blues, and RBGE Herbarium: plants, collectors and discovery.

Progress on the indexing tool and the three citizen research projects will be shared

Date: 24 February 2021, 14:00-15:30 GMT

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14:00: Welcome and house rules (Rebecca Bailey, TaNC Director)

14:10: Provisional Semantics (Emily Pringle)

14:40: Engaging Crowds (Pip Willcox)

15:10: Webinar Q&A

15:30: Webinar ends

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