Sunday, October 12, 2014

BRITISH MUSEUM CURATOR POSTS ANCIENT ART ON LINE

I am currently looking at 25,000 objects from the Museum’s collection on my desk. These fantastic works detail an important part of human history in Africa and range from beautiful bas-relief cattle to stunning painted representations of women dancing.

Yet these items are not from the Museum’s storage facilities: they are saved on a hard drive, as part of the African rock art image project. The project team is cataloguing and uploading these 25,000 digital images of rock art from throughout the continent, so each one of them is being registered into the Museum’s collection as an object in its own right and made available through the Collection Online. Click on British museum Galvin's Collection on line to see the amazing collection.


Elizabeth Galvin, curator, British Museum

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