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European Museums Set to See Their Artifacts Become 3D Printable With Artec Group / Threeding Partnership


Ancient Roman Gravestone Back in May, we reported on a 3D design marketplace, Threeding. They had begun scanning and uploading 3D printable models of Egyptian Archaeology to their marketplace, allowing anyone with a 3D printer to pay a fee to download and replicate these artifacts. While this move didn’t gain all that much attention in the public’s eye, this could have been the start of a movement looking to digitize the world’s ancient relics. We […]

Whitney Hipolite

creJAM week – online debate about technology and creative industry


organized by project CRe-AM, it takes place on 3 – 7 November 2014 From the 3rd to the 7th of November, the CRe-AM project will host an online debate with its community of technology developers and creative practitioners. Each day during the #creJAM week, we will launch a challenge or ask a question … Continue reading →


Po-tay-to Po-taa-to: On Unpaid Internships


Finally, ok, I’m weighing in. I hesitated for a long time because it wasn’t clear what I could add to an already robust conversation. But this topic is a logical extension of the series of posts in which I’m trying to untangle the perverse economics that characterize museum labor. Part of the confusion swirling around this issue is the fact that it touches on a bunch of relationships that overlap with each other, to some […]

The Alliance's Center for the Future of Museums

2014 Mid-Term election resources


Many of you have asked for specific resources that focus on the upcoming mid-term elections. Hopefully this quick list of tools will help: Democratic Party Republican Party Politifact “Sorting out the truth in politics” Access. Analyze. Act Discover the power of social media while promoting your students’ civic engagement CNN Election Center FactCheck Monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players FactCheckED FactCheck’s educator’s page OpenSecrets Who’s buying your politician? […]


Scelta Pisa come sede della Conferenza Internazionale di RICHES


Il consorzio internazionale RICHES presenta a Pisa nuovi modi d’interagire con la cultura per un’Europa che sta cambiando In occasione del semestre italiano di presidenza del Consiglio dell’Unione Europea, il consorzio internazionale RICHES (Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society) ha scelto Pisa e l’atmosfera dei suoi Lungarni come sede dell’importante conferenza Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating Relationships. L’evento, … Continue reading →

Claudia Pierotti

Pisa chosen for the RICHES International Conference


RICHES European Consortium will present in Pisa new practises for a participatory culture On occasion of the Italian presidency of the Council of the European Union, the international consortium RICHES (Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society) has chosen Pisa and the atmosphere of the Lungarni as seat for the important conference “Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating Relationships”. The event, being held on 4-5 December at the Museum of Graphics of Palazzo Lanfranchi, is organised by […]

Claudia Pierotti

The German Science Foundation leads the way in the transition to Open Access


The German Science Foundation leads the way in the transition to Open Access Gregory Crane Leipzig October 28, 2014 At Leipzig we are participating in a couple of proposals for the German Science Foundation Open Access program. Anyone interested in the future of academic publication might read through the request for proposals to see where Germany is going. This sort of activity makes it a real pleasure to be a professor here in Germany. The […]

Greta Franzini

Join the International MAPSI Network!


Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact in Bilbao Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact (MAPSI) refers to a specialisation in management of artistic projects with societal impact and aims to create an international network focusing on educating cultural managers and facilitators to manage and mediate artistic and cultural projects with societal impact. Subscribe to MAPSI’s e-mailing list! Continue reading →

Claudia Pierotti

Online survey data from Twitter and Archaeology surveys 2011-2013

These survey results are from annual online surveys of Twitter users who are active volunteers or professional archaeologists worldwide. The data covers a variety of topics related to Twitter use, the type of device used, lists and followers, activity relating to archaeological topics, public engagement, and archaeological networking online.


More Stories, Better Representation?

I decided to use the blog space this time to talk about the idea of representing people in academic or non-academic contexts. A contested term in itself, “tribal communities” are among the most under-represented and misrepresented groups of people in India. Till I was sixteen years myself, I had never heard of tribal communities in India; an American friend  who knows my work is with tribal communities reported to me how he met a person from India […]


2014 MCC Committee Nominations


Interested in joining the MCG Committee? Nominations are still open – head to our call for MCG Committee members Ivan Teage Ivan manages the Digital Development team at the Natural History Museum, London, delivering key projects and introducing new technologies and processes to build digital strengths and capabilities. Since making his first website in 1998, Ivan has worked in various digital and online roles covering web development, analysis, support and project management, and is currently […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #584


Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: On the Ancient Wooden Image, found in November last at Ballachulish Peat-Moss.http://bit.ly/10khpRK La recurrencia del coipo (Myocastor coypus) en los registros arqueofaunísticos de la cuenca inferior del río Paraná (Argentina)http://bit.ly/1eYLClZ Notes on the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter at Gloucesterhttp://bit.ly/14Fbc7Q Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Open Access Journal: Sumer


Sumer Baghdad, Directorate General of Antiquities ISSN: 0081-9271  46 volumes of Sumer (1945-2005) are now accessible via the Iranian Digital Library Noormags. Free registration is required to gain access. See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Charles Jones
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