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13:15 - 13:55 14 June 2012

Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at the British Museum: Virtual Visitors: Why would anyone want to visit the virtual British Museum collections online?


Stevenson Lecture Theatre | British Museum (link Map)
Great Russell Street | London | WC1B 3DG |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free (booking advised). Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Melissa Terras, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

Launched in October 2007, the British Museum provides virtual access to objects and collections via an online database, and by the end of 2009 nearly 2 million records had been made available. However, why would anyone want to view a collection online rather than in person, and what would they use it for?

This Lunch Hour Lecture, by Dr Terras, Deputy Director of UCL's Centre for Digital Humanities, will discuss what is known about the use of this virtual online resource, and if indeed it is even used. This talk will also present analysis undertaken by UCL's Centre for Digital Humanities in conjunction with Claire Ross and Vera Motyckova and colleagues at the British Museum.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3838 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to find out more about Lunch Hour Lectures On Tour
Click here to book a place for this lecture via the British Museum website
Click here to watch this lecture streamed live on line at 1.15pm on 14 June 2012