Saturday, 7 May 2011

Museum reunites its photo archives

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) has recently taken the decision to digitise its unique photographic archive.

The Museum curator, Stephanie Bennett decided that digitising the museums' photographic archive would help to ensure the long term preservation of this unique collection, and also by using the Internet make it more accessible for individuals such as historians, students, genealogist and family history researchers.

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The Regiment has a long and proud tradition dating back over 300 years to the raising of the first County regiment in 1674. The Regiment boasts of producing some of the British Army's most famous soldiers which includes Field Marshal 'Monty' Montgomery and Field Marshal  Slim KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC.

The museum specialises in enquiries relating to soldiers who served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. It can provide general guidance on family history research and can also help with identifying medals, cap badges, interpreting military records and give advice on photos.

The digitisation services are being provided by Photos Reunited Limited who are also assisting in the process of  meta-data tagging the digital images in preparation for their uploading to the Internet to ensure that each image is searchable.

"It is very important to digitally protect unique photographic archives like this one as they are an invaluable connection to the people from our past" stated Pete Boswell, Founder, Photos Reunited. "We are very pleased that we are able to assist Stephanie and the museum in creating a digital archive from the museums original photographic archive, and we are also excited to be involved in helping to make this archive more accessible online"

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