Modelling workshop

Group photo from modelling workshop

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This workshop took place in London, UK. Conservation documentation combines many different types of records. During this workshop examined best practices for encoding these records.

The workshop took place over two days on 12-13 September. In the morning of Thursday the 12th of September, participants attended a series of lectures introducing the principles of data modelling, the CIDOC-CRM and its relationship to Linked Data, as well as typical examples of data modelling in conservation. In the afternoon, sample conservation was examined and modelled. In the morning of Friday the 13th of September, a wider range of modelling examples were presented, while in the afternoon participants worked towards proposing ways for modelling complex cases of conservation records from databases and documentation systems as well as image and document metadata. The capacity of the CIDOC-CRM to comprehensively describe conservation data was assessed during these sessions. This workshop brought together technical expertise around Linked Data and conservation expertise around the interpretation of database records.

Final programme

Thursday 12th of September

  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-9:45 Welcome and house-keeping
  • 9:45-10:00 Report from terminology workshop - Kristen St John (Stanford University) and Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 10:00-10:45 Introduction to modelling with the CRM - George Bruseker (Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas)
  • 10:45-11:30 DISCO - A platform for conservation science in Linked Open Data - Robert Sanderson (J. P. Getty Trust)
  • 11:30-12:15 Using ResearchSpace for conservation documentation - Dominic Oldman (British Museum)
  • 12:15-12:45 Discussion
  • 12:45-14:00 Lunch
  • Afternoon break-out sessions led by CRM SIG members

  • 14:00-15:30 Hands on modeling (how things are made)
  • 15:30-17:00 Hands on modeling (what the condition of things are)
  • 17:00-18:00 Social event

Friday 13th of September