I’m a museum enthusiast. Equal measures history/art/tech. Interests in cultural data, digitisation, digital preservation and #musetech. To be typically found in a museum, gallery, bookstore or theatre; generally within reach of coffee.
Cultural Heritage professional with eight years’ experience within digitisation and collection website projects; and a total of ten years experience within the UK’s cultural heritage sector.
I have a strong knowledge of working with large cultural heritage datasets and a highly relevant, technical skill set suitable to ensure their management, publication and preservation.
I am also experienced in the production and delivery of audience-focused digital content, to promote, share and showcase such collections with audiences across the world.
As Head of Digital Infrastructure, I lead the team within Art UK responsible for managing all aspects relating to the organisations digital platforms and infrastructure. Specific areas of responsibility include:
As Art UK’s first in-house technical hire, I was responsible for establishing and leading a new department within the organisation that would manage all technological aspects relating to the artuk.org digital platform. Specific areas of responsibilty included:
As Data and Content Assistant, I made significant contributions towards the redevelopment of the National Galleries of Scotland’s digital platforms, in particular their collections online website. The key objectives of my role were to:
Seconded from the National Galleries of Scotland, I worked within the Digitisation team at the library to capture, process and ingest items from their rare books collection, including 17th and 18th Century pamphlet and manuscript materials; as well as digitising microfilm collections.
During this time, I also worked with the Digital Preservation Officer on projects to assess digital surrogates within the library’s collections; developing a tool to assess video content during this time.
As Digitisation Assistant, I worked as part of the recently established Photography team to digitise ~40,000 items from the collections of the Scottish National Gallery and Scottish National Portrait Gallery; focusing primarily on the photography and works on paper collections. The key tasks in this process involved:
In this role, I was also seconded to the Digital Media department where I supported the team by:
Here are where my skills lie
Write-ups of some projects I’ve worked on in my career
Slides and abstracts from talks I’ve given
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