£14.5m to transform online exploration of UK heritage collections

Historic Environment Scotland among partners working with the Arts and Humanities Research Council to deliver a new project to provide innovative access to marine heritage online.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded £14.5m to the research and development of emerging technologies, including machine learning and citizen-led archiving, in order to connect the UK’s cultural artefacts and historical archives in new and transformative ways.

The announcement today of the five major projects forming the largest investment of Towards a National Collection, a five-year research programme, reveals the first insights into how thousands of disparate collections could be explored by public audiences and academic researchers in the future.

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