Wednesday, February 27, 2008

British Museum collections online

Computer Weekly (Rebecca Thomson)

The British Museum is making its entire collection available on the web with one of the world's biggest museum online collection databases.

Records for around 260,000 objects will be available by the end of 2009. These will contain curatorial research and cataloguing information, and there will also be 110,000 images that viewers can "super-zoom" in on.

The newly launched Museum website also has a new, fully integrated online shop, and now covers all aspects of the museum's activities.

See the above for more about the technology.

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