About Burgon Archive
incarnation of the Burgon Archive Project was created by Alys
Spillman as part of the Oxford University Postgraduate Diploma
in Professional Archaeology. Many thanks to Michael Vickers, Alison
Roberts, and Jonathan Moffett, all of the Ashmolean Museum; and
also Susan Lisk of the Oxfordshire SMR, who had many constructive
comments on the creation of this web site. The Burgon Archive
Project is not intended to be static, and will hopefully continue
to evolve and grow as more people are able to contribute to the
available knowledge of Thomas Burgon and his work.
render the watercolor images and associated information in the
Burgon Archive accessible to a wider audience. This will be
accomplished by the creation of a dynamic web archive, to be
updated as more information is found.
locate and connect to the existing archive any further information
regarding Thomas Burgon and his excavations in the Aegean in
the early 19th century.
provenience and determine origins for some/any of the objects
in the Archive and relate them to their current location in
various museum catalogues. Integrate this information into the
archive in a meaningful way.
The project has three main components: Database, Research, and
Web Site Design
overall character and condition of archive
number of sheets and general nature of each sheet
images (web sized) into database
various sources for additional information on Burgon and his
sources relevant to the provenience of the items (on stylistic
on the findings of this research, alter database accordingly.
new fields to be compliant with ISAD(G) data standards.
and publish a preliminary web site based on initial information
design for web site using good practice points from Web Design
for Archaeology short course. Get input from individuals with
this with help/input from Ashmolean IT department and various
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Last updated: 24-nov-2004