Enabling new engagements with cultural heritage collections
A case study with the Musical Instrument Collection at the University of Edinburgh

DATA ANALYSIS | INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION | MAKING | USER RESEARCH | ART EXHIBITION
Composite clarinet model encoding materials extracted from metadata descriptions of clarinets
Materials (from top): Ebonite, Cocus Wood, Brass, Silver, Maple Wood, Pear Wood, Cherry Wood, Ebony, Brown Ivory, Rosewood, Boxwood, African Blackwood, Ivory (a polyester alternative), Brown Ivory, Boxwood
Materials (from top): Ebonite, Cocus Wood, Brass, Silver, Maple Wood, Pear Wood, Cherry Wood, Ebony, Brown Ivory, Rosewood, Boxwood, African Blackwood, Ivory (a polyester alternative), Brown Ivory, Boxwood
Close up of composite clarinet model's base
Close up of composite clarinet model's base
Timeline of clarinets color-coded by material
Timeline of clarinets color-coded by material
Interactive, 3D bar chart of encoding quantities of brass band instruments
Bar heights encode quantities of instruments
Bar heights encode quantities of instruments
Diagram of the encoded brass band arrangement
Diagram of the encoded brass band arrangement
Resting bar height: quantity of instruments known to have been played in a brass band
Resting bar height: quantity of instruments known to have been played in a brass band
Raised bar height: quantity of instruments possibly played in a brass band
Raised bar height: quantity of instruments possibly played in a brass band
Pop-up chart encoding proportion of instruments exhibited (left) and in storage (right)
Composite clarinet model created with wood, metal and polyester, turned on a lathe
Interactive 3D bar chart created with wood (handmade) and brass (designed for etching by PPD Ltd)
Pop-up chart created with card stock and music sheets

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