Cowie, Trevor and McKeague, Peter (2010) Mapping material culture: exploring the interface between museum artefacts and their geographical context. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 32 (1). pp. 73-93. ISSN 1471-5767

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of an exploratory project undertaken by National Museums Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland to enhance their respective databases through sharing information relating to their respective areas of expertise. The resulting MAGI (Museum Artefact Geographical Interface) project highlighted the huge potential for creating an online resource to re-connect objects in museum collections with the locations of their discovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: artefacts, internet, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), One Scotland, One Geography
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Archaeology (to 2011)
Depositing User: Ruth Churchman
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 16:06
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 13:24
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/834

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