Articles by Daniel Pett

3-D Modelling Workshops

Thursday 29 November, 2-4pm or Monday 3 December, 10-12noon Venue: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Maximum number of attendees: 20 Workshop leader: Daniel Pett, Head of Digital & IT, Fitzwilliam Museum This two-hour workshop will show you how to make a 3D scan of an object. By the end of this workshop,…

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#Mozfest: the pop up museum

Over the weekend of the 27-28th October 2018 our team took a pop-up museum to Ravensbourne University in Docklands to feature in the excellent Mozilla Festival of the Open Web. Our team consisted of museums (Cambridge University Museums – represented by the Fitzwilliam Museum, the British Museum, the Victoria and…

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Going static: Jekyll and collections

At the Fitzwilliam Museum, we have a large amount of old websites that were built over the last decade. Many of these are now presenting security risks as they are on old WordPress installations, or they are just plain hand coded HTML. To alleviate the burden for supporting these sites,…

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Last week at the Museum Computer Group’s conference at the National Gallery, the great Jon Pratty, gave a talk entitled “Doing us the Power of Good? Ethics, sustainability, and continuing GLAM reliance on Google and Facebook“. This can be seen on the MCG report on that conference alongside all of…

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#digidoc2018

The digidoc logo

Last week in Stirling, the epicentre of digital cultural imaging in Scotland’s burgeoning cultural heritage scene, the amazing Engine Shed team organised three days of slick presentations, magic, dancing and whisky that made DigiDoc 2018. (Is that breathless enough for you?)

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Putting 3D research into the Grenville Shop

This was originally published on the British Museum blog as “A new dimension in home shopping“ Over the last four years, the British Museum has been producing 3D models that can be viewed by anyone online. The roots of this work can be traced back to the Arts and Humanities…

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Our Cultural institutions Page highlights our ongoing support of museums and cultural institutions with free accounts and access to tools. In Cultural Heritage Spotlight, we’ll explore museums and cultural institutions who are using 3D technology to bring new life to their collections. Today’s blog post features Daniel Pett’s effort to…

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