North West natural history curators’ meeting

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I really enjoyed visiting Kendal where we had a very successful NW natural history curators’ meeting. We were all blown away by the excellent digitisation facilities in the museum.

Here’s a write-up of the day from Rachel at Kendal.

Looking Through a Lens HLF project

Last week Kendal Museum hosted the meeting of natural history curators from museums in the North West of England, including curators from Manchester museum, Tullie House, Oldham and Penrith and Eden museum. It was a great opportunity to show them the work and progress of the HLF Digitisation project at Kendal museum. A talk was given by Tony Riley the Digital imaging consultant informing fellow curators about digitisation standards and how digitisation projects can be carried out on a limited budget. Following the talk there was a tour of the Image preservation studio showing digitisation in action, this sparked great interest and many questions.

After lunch Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum presented the newly developed website http://naturallycurious.co.uk/ which celebrates natural history collections in museums in the North West of England. As part of the project linking natural history collections in the North West…

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