Royal Naval Museum



Sea Your History

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The Heritage Lottery Fund has given the Royal Naval Museum £664,000 of the £750,000 needed to develop an online resource focusing on the history of the Royal Navy during the 20th century.

Sea Your History is a partnership project. The Royal Naval Museum, Royal Marines Museum, The Royal Navy Submarines Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Fleet Photographic Unit, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historic Trust and the Mary Rose Trust are all working together to make some of their 20th century collections accessible and available online.

Working with its supporting partners, the Sea Your History project will:

  • select 15,000 items for digitisation
  • prepare online exhibitions exploring key themes
  • collect 90 new oral history recordings
  • develop 3 on-site education projects
  • create a new showcase exhibition at the Museum
  • make the Museum’s collections catalogue available online

The project staff is made up of the Project Manager, IT Officer, Oral Historian, Documentation Assistant and four Researchers.

The first themes and oral history projects go live with the website in January 2007.  The Dockyard theme will go live in March 2007, whilst the remaining themes will go live during Summer 2007 and March 2008. The project will run from 2005 – 2008.

Heritage Lottery Fund

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