Journal Article

  • Looking through a lens: preserving and presenting the past through digitisation
    Petts, R.
    NatSCA Notes & Comments, Issue 5, pages 1 - 7

    Kendal museum received Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funding to digitise three important collections - one herbarium and two mineral collections - in a two-year project. In the first year, the collections were digitised, preserving them for future generations. The second year of the project focused on sharing the collections in different ways, including a website, touring exhibition, family activities, art workshops, and lectures.

    The main aim of the project was to make the collections accessible, recognising the value of Kendal museum as a library of information to study Cumbria’s botanical biodiversity, as well as illustrating the mining industry and rich geology of Cumbria.

    Keywords: digitisation, photography, herbarium, minerals, Metamorfoze