Find here all the posts in Curator's Choice, a series which came to an end in February 2016. Each month we featured a special guest post from a gallery, library, archive or museum curator reflecting upon a group of works in one of their open digital collections – that is, public domain material which has had no restrictions placed on it as it’s been digitised and made available online. This series aimed to be a celebratory spotlight on both the institutions making the exciting steps of openly licensing their digital collections and also the curators that work everyday with such collections – as well, of course, as being a celebration of the content itself. The series was undertaken in partnership with OpenGLAM and made possible through funding from the European Union’s DM2E project.

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Sharing Photographs

MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE (MKG) – Antje Schmidt, Head of Digital Cataloguing and MKG Collection Online, and Esther Ruelfs, Head of MKG’s Photography and New Me…more

The Legend of the Divine Farmer

WELLCOME LIBRARY – Gillian Daniels, Graduate Trainee at the Wellcome Trust, explores the story of Shen Nong, born of a princess and heavenly dragon, and teacher to …more

The Forth Bridge: Building an Icon

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND – Alison Metcalfe, curator in the Manuscript and Archive Collections department, presents the library’s collection of photographs recor…more

Strange Contests in the Netherlands

OPEN IMAGES – Harry van Biessum gives a little tour through some of the collection’s stranger films, in particular those Dutch newsreels from the 1930s which centre…more