Teamwork makes the dream work!
by Portland Museum
Our Earl of Abergavenny project volunteers have now made over 100 finds retrieved from the eponymous shipwreck available for everyone to see via Portland Museum’s Sketchfab site.
3D digital modelling isn’t something that’s previously been carried out by the museum, but now, thanks to the drive and dedication of a fantastic team of volunteers, a shipwreck collection of national importance is visible to a global audience.
In November 2021, Portland Museum was awarded £59,014 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop digital skills amongst volunteers in the heritage sector.
Since then, the museum has been busy using its award to train volunteers in exciting new types of digital skills by using the shipwreck of the Earl of Abergavenny as a vehicle for its project.
Thanks to our team of digital volunteers, artefacts that have lain buried under the seabed for over 200 years have now resurfaced and made their way into the digital world. Our volunteers have made a shipwreck collection of national importance available to a global audience.