Culture

Creating Virtual Collections

The University of Aberdeen has been awarded nearly £44,000 to help bring to life its museum collections virtually as part of a Covid recovery grant.

Aberdeen University’s Zoology Museum

The funding from the Museums Galleries Scotland COVID-19 Museum Development Fund will be used to appoint staff to substantially increase the number of images of some of the important items in the University’s extensive museum collections.

It will also support the creation of 3D images alongside the traditional 2D ones. These will be made available online, alongside digital events and other engagement.

The University of Aberdeen is the custodian of more than 300,000 museum items and its collections are internationally renowned and recognised as a collection of national significance by the Scottish Government, covering a wide range of material relating to Human Culture, Medicine and Health, and Natural Sciences.

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