Case Studies in the Digitisation of Japanese Cultural Artefacts

Conference
Saturday 1 Mar 2014 | 9:30 – 5 pm

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London

1 March 2014 | 9:30am–5pm
Venue: The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Rooms
The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

About the Conference

 Top: Hare and Moon. Dish. (1690-1730), porcelain with underglazed cobalt blue design, D. 14.48cm. ⓒ The Trustees of the British Museum. Franks. 1292+ Bottom: Exterior of the British Museum

Top: Hare and Moon. Dish. (1690-1730), porcelain with underglazed cobalt
blue design, D. 14.48cm. ⓒ The Trustees of the British Museum. Franks. 1292+
Bottom: Exterior of the British Museum

The rapid advance of digital technologies allows museums to make use of them in creative ways to help in developing their individual research and educational missions. The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, was one of the first institutions to explore the potential and develop digital technologies in a humanities-based academic context. The ARC has been in the forefront in realizing the concept of the Digital Humanities. Early on the ARC established a fruitful collaboration with the Japanese Section, Department of Asia, at the British Museum, to jointly pursue of these goals. This conference will explore the ways in which the ARC and the British Museum, can build on their past successes and further develop a wide range of collaborations that will engage digital technologies to the fullest.

Information

The British Museum Art Research Center Conference Flyer

Admission is free but booking is essential. To book a place, please contact museumsinthedigitalage@gmail.com

Co-sponsored and co-organised by the British Museum, the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University,
and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Cultures