|Wandsworth Museum joins the KE EMu family|
|Dimanche, 22 Août 2010|
KE Software is pleased to welcome Wandsworth Museum, London, UK to the community of EMu Users.
The new Wandsworth Museum (WM) will explore and explain the history of the region (Wandsworth is a district of South West London), from the Ice Age (25,000 years BCE) to the present day and beyond. Through a unique and world-class collection of historic artefacts, documents, paintings, audio recordings and photographs the story of Wandsworth will be brought to life for people of the region and the wider world. The museum tells the story of Wandsworth across three key themes: "What Lies Beneath" – The Landscape and Natural History of Wandsworth; “The Human Landscape” – The Landscape & Structures humans have created; and “Living in Wandsworth” – All aspects of daily life throughout the ages.
In addition to its unique collections, WM will also provide a rich array of education programming, live events, interactive exhibits, and outreach programmes. An innovative new website will give access to the entire collection and will actively engage the local community in gathering and publishing the history of the region.
After an extensive evaluation and procurement process EMu was selected as the collections management system for its ability to cope with the broad range of objects held by the WM, and for its inherent support for creating rich, annotated interconnections between objects. EMu’s handling of secondary materials and its excellent standards compliance were also important factors. Migration of the data from the original Wandsworth Museum’s MODES catalogue is nearing completion, and the WM will now be working closely with KE Software on the development of the website which will use the new IMu development framework to integrate the catalogue with the museum’s WordPress-powered website.
[Courtesy of Wandwsworth Museum].