Friday, 03 May, 2019 - 15:30 to 17:30 BST

This webinar introduced conservators to the ideas of the Semantic Web and demonstrated cases where Linked Data is a useful technology for disseminating conservation records. The webinar was also an opportunity for the Network partners to meet online for the first time.

The webinar was recorded and videos of the contributions are currently being shared.


(complete YouTube playlist here )

  • 15.30-15.40 Welcome and introduction to the project - Kristen St. John (Stanford University)
  • 15.40-15.50 Introduction to Linked Data for conservators - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 15.50-16.10 Gallery Systems and Conservation Studio: Considerations and Challenges for Linked Data - Jay Hoffman, Vadim Soshkin, Karen Waldemar (Gallery Systems)
  • 16.10-16.30 Arches and Linked Art: A Platform for Linked Data Conservation - Dennis Wuthrich (Farallon Geographics) and Rob Sanderson (the J. Paul Getty Trust)
  • 16.30-16.50 Conservation data and ResearchSpace - Dominic Oldman (British Museum)
  • 16.50-17.00 Questions / Discussion (facilitated by Athanasios Velios, Kristen St. John and Ryan Lieu)
  • 17.00-17.30 Preparations for Terminology workshop - Kristen St. John
  • 17.30 End
Thursday, 06 June, 2019 - 14:30 PDT to Friday, 07 June, 2019 - 17:00 PDT

This workshop took place in Stanford, Redwood City, California.
If you wish to be involved in terminology after this workshop please contact us. We seek experts in a variety of conservation domains.

Conservators use many vocabularies in their descriptions. As a result of this workshop we will report on the current landscape of terminology in conservation, test available tools and propose future work.

Preliminary programme

Thursday 6th of June - technology primers

  • 14:30-15:00 Welcome and housekeeping - Kristen St. John (Stanford University)
  • 15:00-15:30 Knowledge Organisation Systems (KOS) - Jon Ward (the J. Paul Getty Trust)
  • 15:30-16:00 Linked Open Data primer (LOD) - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 16:00-16:30 LOD KOS - Marcia Zeng (Kent State University)
  • 16:30-17:00 Getty AAT as LOD and conservation terms - Jon Ward (the J. Paul Getty Trust)
  • 17:30-19:30 Social meet-up

Friday 7th of June - work on vocabularies

  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-9:45 Welcome and questionnaire analysis - Kristen St. John (Stanford University)
  • 9:45-10:30 Combining, linking and reusing KOS vocabularies - Marcia Zeng (Kent State University)
  • 10:30-11:15 Introduction to the CIDOC-CRM - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 11:15-12:00 Thesaurus alignment and backbone thesaurus - Eleni Tsoulouha (Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas)
  • 12:00-12:30 BioPortal - John Graybeal (Stanford University)
  • 12:30-13:00 Discussion on long-term outputs (facilitated by Athanasios Velios and Kristen St. John)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-14:20 Scope of the afternoon sessions and groups - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • 14:20-14:50 Break out session - check for vocabulary coverage
  • 14:50-15:00 Findings
  • 15:00-15:30 Break out session - check for alignment
  • 15:30-15:40 Findings + coffee
  • 15:40-16:20 Break out session - check for SKOSification/LODification
  • 16:20-17:00 Break-out session - shaping of new projects

Please fill in the project questionnaire on terminology over here.

Thursday, 12 September, 2019 (All day) to Friday, 13 September, 2019 (All day)

This workshop will take place in London, UK. Conservation documentation combines many different types of records. During this workshop the consortium will propose guidelines on best practices for encoding these records.

  • to share past experiences and current practices around modelling conservation data,
  • to assess the suitability of the CRM and propose modifications to match conservation requirements,
  • to share examples of sharing conservation data,
Friday, 08 November, 2019 (All day)