In late October, we welcomed eight new Collections Volunteers to the digitisation team. Following an induction day, which involved an introduction and overview of the Mary Rose Trust, we commenced training on all the digitisation processes. After this, the new team members wasted no time in getting stuck into the digitisation project alongside the existing team.
By the end of November, we had digitised just over 12,000 images from the archive. This included 35mm slides, 35mm film strips and assorted larger formats. The target we set ourselves of 15,000 digitised images by March next year (which was a key objective for this Arts Council England funded project) is now in sight! The progress to date is a reflection of the incredible contributions made by all of the Collections Volunteers.
In the run up to the end of the year, we will be continuing the digitisation of the 35mm film strips and look forward to uncovering and sharing some more great images from the archive!