Against the stunning backdrop of a premier wine estate and an impressive mountain range, one finds the Franschhoek Motor Museum. The collection of meticulously kept historical and modern motorcars and motorbikes illustrates one hundred years of motoring evolution. Besides these engine propelled objects, the museum keeps memorabilia ranging from racing trophies, hand-written race notes, car magazines and books to signed racing car parts and helmets. All cars are maintained on site in an ultra-professional workshop, and are on display on
Auckland Museum has launched its new online collection website. This new site makes over million records freely available, adding many new features in the process. We’re excited to have helped with publishing data from Vernon CMS, including the social and natural history object collection and the Cenotaph military personnel records.
Charles and I attended this year’s National Digital Forum conference in Wellington in November. The conference is focused on digital projects in the Culture and Heritage sector. In no particular order, here are ten projects or tools that I discovered during the conference and recommend checking out: Search Creative Commons Need an image for a presentation to illustrate something? You can use the Search Creative Commons site to search for resources you can reuse, provided you cite the source for
With renovated facilities and improved access to the collection, the Gold Museum is heading into another golden age. The updated website, with the Gold Museum’s entire 65,000 item collection, went live in August 2013. Since the launch visitor numbers have significantly increased, averaging over 200 hits per day. The best day saw 1358 hits. Also, through eHive (Vernon System’s hosted museum software) the Gold Museum’s published objects are automatically included in Trove, National Library of Australia’s online archive, expanding the
Deakin University’s Art Collection has been in existence since the University’s inception 40 years ago, and consists of around 1600 diverse pieces. The collection is housed across Deakin’s four campuses: Melbourne (Burwood), the Waterfront and Waurn Ponds campuses in Geelong, and Warrnambool.