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Bewick Through a Camera Lens: Digitising Museum Collections

Dove Cottage & Garden

27 February 2018
11.00am - 12.00pm

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We are very privileged to be able to use the houseplace of Dove Cottage as the Wordsworth family did – as a place to share a cup of tea and slices of toast together, accompanied by lively conversation and an opportunity to learn something new. There are twelve Dove Cottage Tuesdays talks this winter, six in December and six in February, and each discussion will be led by Wordsworth Trust staff on a topic of their choice. This morning Jaclyn Bradley, Assistant to the Curator, will talk about the importance of digitising museum collections. 

Within the Wordsworth Trust collection are over 800 documents belonging to the natural history author and pioneer of woodblock engraving, Thomas Bewick.  The letters span more than fifty years, giving us an incredible insight into Bewick’s life and 18th- and 19th-century England.  In 2017 the Trust embarked on an important digitisation project to capture the detail of these documents and preserve them for the future.   Jaclyn has taken thousands of images of the collection; join her to discover more about the life of Thomas Bewick and the future of museums in digitising their collections.   

Cost: £7 (including tea and toast)

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