Natural History Museum Digital collections programme

Organisation Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum’s digital collections programme  has a vision that connects it to some of the world’s biggest scientific questions. Even if your collections are on a much smaller scale, being clear about what digitisation will achieve will help you work out what to choose and how to go about the work.

The aim of the programme is to “digitise 80 million specimens from one of the world’s most important natural history collections.”NHM explain their rationale in this video and the page contains links to specific digitisation projects, which take interesting and innovative approaches to the issue.

Rights Natural History Museum
Published Project start date 2014
Format Web pages
Creator Prof Ian Owens, Dr Vince Smith, Helen Hardy, David Thomas