Posts written by Adrian Kingston

Collections Online tour; part 3, People and Organisations

Rembrandt van Rijn

OK so far on our tour of Collections Online we’ve covered Objects and Topics.  These wouldn’t exist without people.  People and organisations Artists and makers, collectors, historical figures; basically people and organisations that are related to the objects or topics in the collection. Take a look at the record for Leslie Adkin;    Or maybe you’re interested in… Read more »

Collections Online tour; part 2, Topics

WWI topic

Continuing our tour of the new version of  Collections Online, today we look at topics.  As well as making our collections accessible online, we’re also trying to make more of our knowledge and research available. One way we are doing that is through topics. Topics Topics range from simple groupings of content we want to highlight,… Read more »

Collections Online tour; part 1, objects

Motor Car, 1903, Peugeot, Gift of A.R. and J.D. Green, 1955

Our new version of Collections Online has much more content, types of information, and browsing possibilities than before. There’s a bit too much to explain in one post so we’re going to break it up over a series of posts. First up, the obvious, Te Papa’s Collection. Objects Of course a primary goal of ours… Read more »

New version of Collections Online

Yesterday we released an updated version of Collections Online, or at least the beginnings of it. There are a few tweaks to do here and there that we will work on over the next while, and of course more features we will be adding in the future. I won’t go into too much detail now… Read more »

DigitalNZ’s Make It Digital

DigitalNZ is a collaborative project led by the National Library of New Zealand that has been around for a few months now. They have already done fantastic things with providing tools for searching across New Zealand digital content from a range of organisations, including from Te Papa’s Collections Online, as well as providing access for developers  (via… Read more »

Te Papa’s collections and digitisation

Te Papa’s collections have been built over nearly 150 years and range from miniscule lice and molluscs through to caravans, 22m long artworks and colossal squid.   The collection is estimated to be approximately 2 million artworks, photographs, objects and specimens. Headaches A collection this diverse can create a number of headaches when it comes to… Read more »