In 2005, Puke Ariki received the donation of the Swainson/Woods Collection, a nationally and regionally significant photographic collection. The archives are from two local photography studios which operated between 1923 and 1997, Swainson’s Studios and Bernard Woods Studio. This collection traces both the lives of Taranaki people and the development of photography over time. The collection features a wide range of studio portraiture and local photographs of public and social events.
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
December 2014 Staff News Naomi Boult joins Vernon Systems Naomi has worked in the Culture and Heritage sector since 2005, predominantly in the field of Collection Management. She has a background in Art History and Museum Studies and has worked for Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and Museums Wellington. Naomi joined the Documentation Team in October 2014. National Digital Forum conference – Top 10 Projects Paul and Charles attended the National Digital Forum conference in Wellington. Paul has written up a
McNay Art Museum, in San Antonio, Texas, have launched their new website. Part of the redesign has involved updating their online collection using our Vernon Browser module. The new branding has been developed by design company Giles-Pascale. The new website includes the option to filter searches to only works on display. This is done using the location reason data back in Vernon CMS. If the work is marked as being on temporary or permanent exhibition then it is flagged as
Our annual Australasian user group meetings were a great success in September. Queensland Museum hosted the Australian meeting, while the New Zealand meeting was held in an Auckland conference centre. 23 people from around Australia attended the Brisbane User Group meeting on September 10th/11th. Kate showed the new features in Vernon CMS 8.0. Paul gave presentations on digital asset management (DAM) features in Vernon CMS, how Vernon CMS can integrate with 3rd party DAMs, and online collection projects we have