We have recently launched an AHRC funded project for scoping digital infrastructure to support innovative research in the Arts and Humanities using multi-dimensional complex visual datasets, such as 3D datasets, digital twins and immersive technologies.
The Data Services for Complex 3D Data in the Arts and Humanities brings together Universities, cultural and creative industries across UK organisations, including University College London, King’s College London, University of the West of England, University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, National Archives, British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum and Mnemoscene amongst others.
A first Workshop on “Digital Infrastructure and User Requirements” is planned for the 29th of March which will bring together the partnership and other stakeholders to co-develop a set of user requirements for a federated data service that addresses the needs of the community, both researchers and practitioners, to store, use, analyse and preserve complex visual datasets in the arts and humanities.
A large amount of 3-dimensional and visual data is being generated by Arts and Humanities researchers, through practice and archival research as well as scientific analysis, of objects and environments including those in national collections.
The project (Grant No. AH/W007541/1) is supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Scoping future data services for the arts and humanities scheme which aims to enhance national data services through a family of linked and interoperable trusted data repositories (TDRs) for capture and analysis of arts and humanities research data.