Innovation in design, delivery and collection management

Start: Nov 14, 2012 05:00 PM

Location: Room 412, Institute of Archaeology

Innovation in design, delivery and collection management

The sixth seminar in the series on 'New Approaches to the Past: Methodological Innovations in Heritage Research' organised by the Heritage Studies Section and Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies will take place at the Institute on 14 November.

Dinah Eastop (University of Southampton) will give a seminar entitled 'Innovation in design, delivery and collection management' and all are welcome.


This seminar explores decision-making in collection management based on the concepts of 'collection quality' and 'accessible value'. The implications of digitization for enhancing access to and preservation of cultural heritage are considered via analysis of a huge collection of designs registered for copyright protection. The potential of the innovative image capture and processing technique Polynomial Texture Mapping for presenting textiles and basketry will be discussed.

The presentation is based on a paper presented at the biennial Congress of the International Institute of Conservation (IIC) and published as: Eastop, D., Bűlow A. E. and Brokerhof, A. W. (2012) Design, Digitisation, Discovery: Enhancing Collection Quality. 'Studies in Conservation' 57, Supplement 1: IIC Vienna Congress 2012 [The Decorative. Conservation and the Applied Arts] S96-S102.