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The Collections:

The Parker-Hore Archive Collection of Watercolours of Paving-tiles
held in Worcester and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


The assembly task


Tim Bridges and Pat Fenner discussing the archive (The Commandery, Worcester)The mechanism of assembly started with liaison and briefing of volunteers, and the experimental scanning of watercolours. The Millennium Commission generously funded an A3 scanner which speeded the capture process. A running concordance of scans was made on photocopied (x 2) versions of Irene Hore's notebooks (I - VII).

As a practical division of labour it was agreed that Worcester should concentrate on image collection, while the Ashmolean focused on compiling the database. Data-logging of the records by county allowed for an overview of the distribution of tile designs across England and Wales. A detailed analysis of distribution patterns could be undertaken at a future date.

The collaboration worked well, and by October 2000 two volunteers working one day per week were making excellent progress on scanning.


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Copyright of this digital resource will be held jointly by
the Ashmolean Museum, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery and by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society.
Copyright of the original drawings is held by
the Ashmolean Museum and by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society respectively.

last updated: jcm/10-may-2004

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