• 19 October 2016
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Lecture Room, Paul Mellon Centre

Lloyd de Beer (Project Curator, Late Medieval Collections at The British Museum), Amy Jeffs (PhD candidate, University of Cambridge) and Rob Kaleta (PhD candidate, UCL) will discuss this collaborative project to digitise The British Museum's medieval badges and 3-D image a selection of them. Presentations about the project will be followed by a discussion about the use digital tools, public engagement and the research methods used to 3-D model these medieval objects. The Digital Pilgrim project is one of the first recipients of Paul Mellon Centre's Digital Project Grants.

Co-chaired by Tom Scutt (Digital Manager, PMC) and Sarah Victoria Turner (Deputy Director of Research, PMC).

For more on the Digital Pilgrim Project, see the British Museum's SketchFab account: sketchfab.com/britishmuseum/collections/digital-pilgrim

About the speakers

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    Lloyd de Beer is Curator: Medieval Britain and Europe in the department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory at the British Museum, where he has worked since 2012. He recently curated the blockbuster exhibition Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint. In January 2022 Lloyd began a three-year fellowship, jointly funded by the British Academy and the Wolfson Foundation, working on a project called The Age of Copper, Ivory and Gold: England and West Africa in the Middle Ages.

  • Amy Jeffs is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. Her research focusses on a 14th-Century English illustrated manuscript of histories and romance (BL Egerton 3028). She is co-convenor of the Digital Pilgrim Project.

  • Robert Kaleta is a PhD Candidate at University College London in the Institute of Archaeology. His project focuses on compositional and spatial analysis of British palstaves.