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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – April 2017 02 May 2017
Digitisation continues...

The Collections Volunteers have been making amazing progress. About a week after we announced we had digitised 1,000 slides, our volunteers reached the next landmark of 1,500 and last week they reached the 2,000 mark!  

But it isn’t all about work when you’re a volunteer. This week, we arranged...

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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – March 2017 04 Apr 2017
Digitisation begins!

Now that the Digitisation Project is fully underway, the Collections Volunteers have done an incredible job in preparing, cleaning and scanning over 1,000 of the original 35mm slides that are held in the Mary Rose Trust archive!  It has only taken them 4 weeks to do this which is an...

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Mary Rose – Digitisation Blog – February 2017 06 Mar 2017
Digitising the Mary Rose image archive!

Over the last few months, the Collections Team have been preparing for a very daunting, but incredibly exciting project: The digitisation of the huge Mary Rose archive! Thanks to support from Arts Council England’s Designated Development Fund, we have been able to kick off Phase 1 of the project, starting...

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Granny or Grandad’s special birthday – sorted! 16 Feb 2017
2017 is the year Prince Philip turns 96, the Queen turns 91 and their marriage turns 70. We’re guessing they have their celebrations sorted but what can the rest of us do when it comes to helping our own wonderful older relatives on these special occasion

We know what it’s like – granny or grandad say they don’t want anything for their birthday or that Golden or Diamond wedding anniversary, because just being with all the family makes them happy enough.

Take them at their word – but give them the experience of a lifetime, too...

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Projecting the Past – Putting the Men on the Mary Rose 13 Sep 2016
Bringing the Mary Rose to life

One of the new things we introduced to the Mary Rose Museum when we reopened in July 2016 was life-sized projections of the crew, populating the ship so visitors can see what life was like on board a busy Tudor Warship. But how were these films created?

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Looking Back: the Mary Rose in space 19 May 2016
Artefacts from the Mary Rose have gone on tour all over the world. There have been exhibitions as far afield as the US and Australia, but none of the Mary Rose’s artefacts have travelled as far as parrel ball MR81A594, which in 2011 left Earth altogether!

At a gala dinner for the 2010 space-themed Portsmouth Festivities, the Mary Rose Trust presented the crew of the Atlantis Space Shuttle with a parrel ball recovered from the Mary Rose, with the hope that it would be taken into space.

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