Digital Cultural Heritage India

Event type: Conference


The AHRC Network Digital Cultural Heritage India will hold a three-day event in the University of Oxford's e-Research Centre 16-18 September. A programme is available here.

The lead organisation in India is the American Institute of Indian Studies which was established in India in 1961. More than 200,000 images of Indic art and architecture in its Center for Art and Archaeology are being digitised with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. A sample has already been transformed into Linked Data; it will be virtually integrated with CLAROS and ResearchSpace and could be linked with historical photographs in the Archaeological Survey of India and the India Archive of the British Library. Another group of sample data is being prepared by the City Palace Museum in Udaipur in collaboration with The Museum System which is used by museums and collections around the world. While the City Palace brings object and conservation data Udaipur brings the environmental and commercial challenges of living in a heritage city – challenges also faced by Oxford.


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