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

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

Webinar programme

  • 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)
  • 17.00-17.30 Preparations for Terminology workshop - Kristen St. John
  • 17.30 End
Thursday, 06 June, 2019 (All day) to Friday, 07 June, 2019 (All day)

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


  • to introduce SKOS as a way to express vocabularies as Linked Data,
  • to discuss terminology fragmentation in multiple relevant vocabularies, federated thesauri and associated relationships of terms (including reconciliation of identical terms across thesauri),
  • to discuss micro-thesauri and ways of filtering large thesauri to isolate more relevant groups of terms for a domain,
  • to present examples of vocabularies and their use in Linked Data applications and
  • to agree roles for the terminology working group and structure of the project terminology report.

The full programme of the workshop will be announced soon. In the meantime please fill in the project questionnaire on terminology over here.

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

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,
  • to agree roles for modelling working group and structure of Outputs 2 and 3.
Friday, 08 November, 2019 (All day)