Denise Wren. 1960s. 21 small tiles used to demonstrate different saltglaze tests on stoneware (P.84.21.a-n). © Rosemary Wren/Crafts Study Centre 2004. Photo: David Westwood. The Crafts Study Centre Collection can be accessed via VADS: http://vads.ac.uk/collections/CSC.html
Led by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), and building upon the work undertaken by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), KAPTUR will discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the visual arts.
Research data is seen as a valuable resource and, with appropriate curation and management, it has much to offer learning, teaching, research, knowledge transfer and consultancy activities in the visual arts. To address the lack of awareness and usage of research data management systems in the arts, the KAPTUR project seeks:
- to investigate the current state of the management of research data in the arts;
- to develop a model of best practice applicable to both specialist arts institutions and arts departments in multidisciplinary institutions; and
- to apply, test and embed the model with four institutional partners.
The four institutional partners are: Glasgow School of Art; Goldsmiths, University of London; University for the Creative Arts; and University of the Arts London. The results will be fed back into the model, which will be revised and then published freely to the wider higher education community for use and reuse.