Cards are not just for Christmas…

By other museum staff on 17 Nov 2011

In our latest blog from our team bringing our collections online, we hear again from Ellie and her continuing work with our printed ephemera collection… Our collection of business cards, invoices, brochures and receipts, provides a snapshot of London’s working life. The collection will be made available online for the first time next Spring, giving researchers the chance to access the objects from the comfort of their own homes. I imagine this resource will be well-used by family historians as well as academic researchers, who will be able to search the online information for specific names and trades. Each of […]

Meet the team sharing our collections online

By other museum staff on 19 Oct 2011

The Museum of London recently launched a new web resource called Collections online which currently allows access to over 10,000 objects from the Museum’s collections, available through a single point of access. The Museum now has ambitious plans for making greater online access to its collections over the next three years, including the addition over 90,000 more objects. To achieve this aim the Museum has recently taken on four Project Assistants to coordinate the documentation and digitisation necessary to achieve this target. Working closely with curators and to a strict data standard, they will be upgrading records in our collections management database and either scanning the objects themselves or […]

Slide-shows: a great way to share audio in our collections

By john joyce on 17 Jan 2011

Our colleagues at Exploring 20th Century London have been undertaking some work recently to share audio from our collection online via themed web hosted slide-shows and have found this to be a successful medium to bring oral history to interested audiences. Following on from their audio slide-show ‘Semi-detached London: 1930s Suburbia’ . Jason and the team have recently launched ‘Operation Pied Piper: Evacuating London’s Children’  This slide-show explores the experiences of children as they left the capital to escape the threat of enemy bombers during World War II. The slide-show is curated by museum curator Jim Gledhill, who is also curating future slide-shows on 1950s kids’ […]