UK: 6500 museum objects digitised

Digitised items now openly accessible thanks to JISC funding.

The newly digitised objects come from the collections of two UK universities (University College London and the University of Reading).  They have been made openly accessible and can be used on a Creative Commons licence. 

The universities have also produced a range of Open Educational Resources (OER), including videos, to support object based learning.   

The digitised objects include zoological specimens, scientific gadgets and ancient Egyptian artefacts.

The digitised objects have been added to the bank of 150,000 digital objects already available from the two museums and can be accessed through Culture Grid, the UK gateway to heritage resources.

More information via JISC.