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The project will create digitised images of 13,000 glass plate negatives from the Farmer and Stockbreeder and Farmers Weekly photographic archive, dating from 1920-1965. These images will be catalogued and made available via the Museum of English Rural Life’s website.

Digitisation of Countryside images

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Digitised images taken from the glass plate negatives from the Farmer and Stockbreeder and Farmers Weekly are now available online.  These are complimented by the Countryside Images Flickr Group with a range of community generated images around this subject area.

The project will create digitised images of 13,000 glass plate negatives from the Farmer and Stockbreeder and Farmers Weekly photographic archive, dating from 1920-1965. These images will be catalogued and made available via the Museum of English Rural Life’s website.

As a pilot for a larger digitisation project for the remaining 90% of this collection (a further c. 117,000 glass negatives), this project will initiate the development of a repository to provide accessibility to this uniquely comprehensive photographic record of English arable and livestock farming and husbandry practices, for a period of unparalleled transformation in the English countryside.

The creation of this resource will support current priorities in teaching, learning and research and make it freely available to the Museum’s increasingly extensive learner community who seek access to this material as part the most comprehensive collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside.

Lead site: Museum of English Rural Life

Project Plan
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Summary
Start date
1 October 2008
End date
30 September 2009
Funding programme
Digitisation and Content
Strand
Enriching Digital Resources 2008-09
Project website
Partner institutions

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