After the successful launch of our crowd-sourcing web platform HEIRtagger – heirtagger.ox.ac.uk – on Thursday 14th May at Harris Manchester College, the HEIR team has taken their message to the public on LiveFriday at the Ashmolean Museum.
“ A wonderful idea – to tap into the general public – use their eyes…”
The evening started with a blast of the past. Clad in Victorian costumes (including a fake stuffed bird and a profusion of red feathers) Sally and Katharina took visitors on an idiosyncratic journey from Oxford to Constantinople in 1880. Baedeker and Murray guides at the ready, the adventurous ladies braved floods, fleas, and other fiendish foes to quench their thirst for adventure and knowledge.
Having arrived back at the present, the public got stuck straight into trying out their tagging skills on several iPads, thereby helping us to keyword our thousands of historic images…
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