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Crowd Sourcing Slade Class Photographs

23 March 2014

The Slade School of Fine Art has a fascinating, but currently incomplete, collection of annual class photographs dating from 1931. The black and white panoramic images reflect the school’s rich history, capturing the likeness of Slade students and faculty through the decades.

We are asking former staff and students, scholars and members of the public to help us complete the collection and identify the sitters through a new website designed by UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. We've already listed all of those who appear in the 1953 photograph (http://sladearchive.github.io/groups/SLADE_1953_A/), including William Coldstream, Lucien Freud, Henry Moore, Sam Ntiro, and Paula Rego. Can you help us identify other faces in the photos?

The feedback provided by visitors to the site will result in a dynamic archive and research resource, giving us an opportunity to compare crowdsourcing platforms and begin to trace the impact of Slade alumni around the world.

This project is a collaboration between UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and the Slade School of Fine Art, as part of the Slade Archive Project. (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/sladearchive)

Slade class photos http://sladearchive.github.io/index.html

Follow the Slade Archive Project blog http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/slade-archive-project/

Slade School of Fine Art http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dh

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