The Ure Museum pioneered in digital humanities with its bespoke collections database, Uredb, launched in 2002. It continues to play an important role in various international digital humanities projects, including Europeana, and its database provides online access that underpins various digital humanities research projects, for example with our animation collaborators at Panoply.org.uk.
We teach our students and volunteers about databases and 3D imaging & printing. Digital methodologies underlie our current Ure Digital projects in ceramic fragments, music and Cyprus in 3D which got awarded by an ICOM-UK Travel grant. Digital prints and reconstructions are also important for our outreach work, e.g. with Museum in a box (see Annie’s Box), and social media initiatives: check out #thevotives on Twitter @UreMuseum.
As preparations are made for an extended closing, #TheVotives set sail for home, escorted by the growing @UniRdg_Classics fleet – they'll return once all is back to normal. They say they'll work from home… but we know they'll just be streaming and playing videogames… 😂 pic.twitter.com/VJjCe0jas5
— Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (@uremuseum) March 18, 2020