Who We Are

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The ETHER Initiative was created in 2008 in response to the emerging demand at the interface of Heritage and ICT. We have since grown and expanded and have introduced a range of products and services dealing with digital heritage and best practices in heritage management.

We provide long-term support for heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries and galleries) in accordance with international best practice. Our services include both preservation of the physical and creation of the digital.

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Our work is structured into these core areas:

Education: a wide-ranging workshop programme concerning heritage management, heritage information and the digital heritage

Conservation and Collection Management: the effective management of collections according to SPECTRUM best practices, best practice in collection storage management, conservation materials and preservation, and database development

Digitisation: developing strategies and helping with digitisation projects throughout the entire digitisation life-cycle, building digital repositories, and developing databases

Governance: how heritage institutions are governed, the development of effective strategies, and the creation and implementation of successful projects

Visitor experience: improving the user experience through a range of innovative technologies, mostly using mobile phones and tablets


Our name:
“ETHER” derives from the words ETernal HERitage

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