Wednesday, 29 November 2017

East Coast Heritage Museum: Case Study

Opera Glasses in leather case (SHC2015-14). One of the objects digitised
and available to view online from the collection of this small yet very active museum.

Maureen Martin-Ferris, the curator of the East Coast Heritage Museum presented a case study at the Digital Access to Collections Workshop held in Hobart. We met Maureen as one of interviews undertaken for the Museums Standards Project and know her (along with Maree her colleague) to be incredibly inventive when presented with limited financial resources (yet a generous volunteer pool and community). Here she gives us some insights into using cost effective methods to digitise and give greater access to, and promotion of, a small museum collection. Maureen acknowledges and thanks volunteer Russell Abbott and his hard work in photographing the collection.

East Coast Heritage Museum from Helen Whitty

Maureen demonstrating her handy portable scanner to a participant at the Digital Access Workshop

Thankyou Maureen!

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