Digital Cultural Heritage China


The lead organisation in China is Peking University through its School of Arts. The museum sector is represented by the National Museum of China, the library sector by CADAL, the China Academic Digital Associative Library, funded by the State under the Ministry of Education “to build academic digital libraries with advance technology, with massive multi-disciplinary, multi-type, multi-lingual digital resources.” Linked Data samples from CADAL will be virtually integrated with CLAROS and ResearchSpace. Linked Data samples may also become available for Dunhuang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which has experience of collaboration across a broad spectrum of heritage interests with, for example, the British Library (International Dunhuang Project) and the Getty Trust (Digital Dunhuang).




Digital Cultural Heritage China  Oxford, China Centre  28 September - 2 October 2015




Professor Anne Trefethen, CIO and Pro Vice Chancellor for Museums and Collections chairs the session on semantic web technologies. From left to right - Professor David de Roure (Director of the University of Oxford's e-Research Centre), Joshua Seufert (H.D. Chung Chinese Studies Librarian), Dr Hon jie Sun (CADAL - Chinese Academic Digital Associative Library, Zhejiang University), Professor Donna Kurtz (Director Digital Cultural Heritage).


Joshua Seufert shows the Selden Map in the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library to (from the right), Chen Lyusheng (Deputy Director, National Museum of China, Beijing), Professor Ding Ning (School of Arts, Peking University), and a student.



Chen Lyusheng and DIng Ning join Donna Kurtz on the roof terrace of the Bodleian's Weston Library.


Chen Lyusheng gives Bodley's Librarian, Richard Ovenden. a present.



Programme for the China Event



Digital Cultural Heritage, China

30 September – 2 October 2015

China Centre


Wednesday, 30 September 10:00 -12:30 Welcome


Mr. Loren Griffith, Director of International Strategy, University of Oxford, The University and China

Professor Donna Kurtz, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University e-Research and Principal Investigator of The AHRC Network: Digital Cultural Heritage China


Professor Ding Ning, School of Arts, Peking University, Co-Investigator of Digital Cultural Heritage China

Mr. Chen Lyusheng, Vice Director of the National Museum of China, Beijing


Mr. Xiang Xiaowei Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, London or Li Guoqiang, First secretary for Education, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, London.


Mr. Frederico Milani, European Commission, Director of Media and Data



11:30    Coffee

12:00-12:30 Panel discussion chaired by Loren Griffith


Wednesday, 30 September 14:30-17:00 Dunhuang and the Silk Road: a case study for opening, linking and sharing data


Professor Heather Viles, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Global heritage


Dr. Susan Whitfield, Director, International Dunhuang Project, British Library, Linked Data for Dunhuang and the Silk Road


Professor Wang Xudong, Director of the Dunhuang Academy, The preent and future of the Digital Dunhuang Project


Ms. Linda Tadic, CEO Digital Bedrock, Digital Dunhuang


Dr. Tim Williams, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, Mapping the Silk Road for UNESCO



16:00    Tea

16:30-17:00 Panel discussion chaired by Dr. Susan Whitfield



Thursday 1 October 10:00 -12:30 Museums, Libraries and digital technologies


Professor Anne Trefethen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Museums and Collections and Chief Information Officer, University of Oxford, Digital cultural heritage


Professor Dave de Roure, Director of the University of Oxford’s e-Research Centre, Heritage Big Data


Donna Kurtz for Sebastian Rahtz, Chief Data Architect, University of Oxford, CLAROS – a University pilot for Linked Data


Dominic Oldman, Director of ResearchSpace, British Museum, Opening, linking and sharing heritage data


Joshua Seufert, HD Chung Chinese Studies Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, Libraries and museums


Dr Sun Hongjie, China Academic Digital Associative Library, Zhejiang University Library, CADAL Opening, linking and sharing library and museum data



11:30    Coffee

12:00-12:30 Panel discussion chaired by Professor Anne Trefethen


Thursday 1 October 14:30-17:00 Globalization, technology and Chinese archaeology and art


Professor Rana Mitter, Director of the China Centre

Dr. Anke Hein, University of Oxford, Chinese archaeology in the Digital Age: opportunities and challenges


Professor Craig Clunas, University of Oxford, Chinese art after 500AD


Professor Stephen Gallagher, Chinese University of Hong Kong with Ms. Leanne Tse, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford, Cultural Heritage, Law and Our Future


16:00    Tea

16:30-17:00 Panel discussion chaired by Professor Rana Mitter


Friday, 2 October 10:00 – 12:30


10:00-11:00 Ashmolean Museum, Dr. Sheila Vainker, Curator of Chinese collection

11:15-12:15 Weston Library, Joshua Seufert  




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