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Treasures at KM

Preserving and presenting the past through digitisation 2014-16

Kendal Museum has completed a two year HLF-funded project to make three key collections available to the public using pioneering digital technology.

Our digital imaging scientists Tony Riley and George Platt have captured over 5000 images from the John Hamer and Bill Shaw mineral collections, and from the 19th century Martindale collection of pressed plants.

These collections have never been on public display as a whole, because they are too fragile and cannot be handled.

"The studio was set up to digitise three stunning collections and share their hidden beauty with the community. It is an exciting and pioneering project for Kendal Museum: working with Kendal College, our dedicated team has realised our vision for museum practice in the 21st Century"

Carol Davies AMA
Curator Manager of Kendal Museum

Click here for the full Treasures at Kendal Museum publication