Friday lunchtime lecture: From private art collections to open culture

Friday 03 March 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, London

Friday lunchtime lectures at the Open Data Institute. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Erasmus Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam with Renaissance Pilaster. Image by Hans Holbein the Younger (CC0 1.0)

The digitisation of public collections has made great works of art available globally, at the click of a mouse. In this talk we'll look at tax exempt art, Britain's most obscure public art collection and ask what's the future for open culture.

About the speaker

Jo Pugh is a research engineer and a member of the Centre for Digital Heritage at the University of York. He is the founder of Open Inheritance Art, a project to collect images of tax exempt art from around the UK.

Live stream

Watch a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 3 March.