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.


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)
  • Presentation slides

  • 15:30-16:00 Linked Open Data primer (LOD) - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • Presentation slides

  • 16:00-16:30 LOD KOS - Marcia Zeng (Kent State University)
  • Presentation slides

  • 16:30-17:00 Getty AAT as LOD and conservation terms - Jon Ward (the J. Paul Getty Trust)
  • Presentation slides

  • 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)
  • Presentation slides

  • 10:30-11:15 Introduction to the CIDOC-CRM - Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
  • Presentation slides

  • 11:15-12:00 Thesaurus alignment and backbone thesaurus - Eleni Tsoulouha (Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas)
  • Presentation slides

  • 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)

Registration is now closed for this workshop.

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

  • 9:00-9:45 Linked Data at the National Gallery - Joe Padfield (National Gallery London)
  • 9:45-10:30 EAMENA project - Azadeh Vafadari (Oxford University)
  • 10:30-11:15 PARCOUR project - Claudia Marinica (ETIS Research Lab, Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
  • 11:15-11:45 Discussion
  • 11:45-13:00 Lightning talks and lunch (list to be confirmed)
    • Fenella France
    • Ryan Lieu
    • Nicole Gilroy
    • Ana Tam
    • Alberto Campagnolo
  • Afternoon break-out session led by CRM SIG members

  • 13:00-14:30 Hands on modeling (conservation activity and plans)
  • 14:30-16:00 Hands on modeling (evaluating conservation work)
  • 16:00-17:00 Future steps and plans for follow-up projects
Friday, 08 November, 2019 (All day)