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International Digital Preservation
Thursday 30 November 2017

For the last 25 years the Bradshaw Foundation has been involved in the discovery and preservation of ancient rock art around the world, presenting a digital archive for current and future generations to access.

International Digital Preservation Day
International Digital Preservation Day

“To me it is something wonderful to be able to use the tools we have available to us today, to help tell the story (in part) of the first communications of our ancestors and explore the meanings that rock art and cave paintings had to them in their lives - living in a very different time to our own, but still with that shared need to create art. It is a bond we share across time”. Ben Dickins - Director of Art and Design

“The day to day work of the online archive of the Bradshaw Foundation encompasses many areas of the digital world, from graphic design and visual communication, to coding, filmmaking and editing, through to social media and outreach. Using modern technology to communicate the story about humankind’s earliest forms of communication, our online resource is the digital culmination of a variety of activities and projects undertaken by the Foundation”. Peter Robinson – Editor

How do we tell the story about the first artistic endeavours of our ancestors? Rock art can be found on every continent and it is truly a common human cultural heritage, but not everybody has access to the art. Yes, rock art sites can be found in towns and cities, or beside a road or along a well-marked track. But there are also many, many rock art sites in remote and barren parts of the world. There are rock art sites where extreme climates deter and hinder visits. There are rock art sites in regions of political turmoil. And there are rock art sites which have been closed off for their own protection. Because of these restrictions, the field work of a few – rock art researchers, archaeologists and anthropologists, among others – can be shared by many, by means of our digital archive.

This is our digital preservation day unfolding......:
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Moving the stones of Stonehenge
by Bradshaw Foundation
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Adoranten 2018
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 20 June 2019
Modern sculpture meets ancient Greece
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 08 May 2019
The origin of megaliths
by Bradshaw Foundation
Tuesday 12 February 2019
Art and the Pacific with James Fox
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 06 September 2018
Constructing the Rapa Nui moai
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 06 June 2018
Is art for pleasure or politics?
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 29 March 2018
Civilisations on BBC2
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 01 March 2018
International Digital Preservation
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 30 November 2017
Exploring the lives of the Stonehenge builders
by Bradshaw Foundation
Friday 20 October 2017
Exploring belief through objects
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 11 October 2017
New Exhibition at the British Museum
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 04 October 2017
Neolithic Gathering and Feasting at Gobekli Tepe
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 03 August 2017
Swabian Jura on UNESCO World Heritage List
by Bradshaw Foundation
Monday 10 July 2017
Tension at Stonehenge
by Bradshaw Foundation
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Plan for Stonehenge tunnel finalised
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 12 January 2017
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WORLD HERITAGE
Moving the stones of Stonehenge
by Bradshaw Foundation
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Adoranten 2018
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 20 June 2019
Modern sculpture meets ancient Greece
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 08 May 2019
The origin of megaliths
by Bradshaw Foundation
Tuesday 12 February 2019
Art and the Pacific with James Fox
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 06 September 2018
Constructing the Rapa Nui moai
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 06 June 2018
Is art for pleasure or politics?
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 29 March 2018
Civilisations on BBC2
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 01 March 2018
International Digital Preservation
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 30 November 2017
Exploring the lives of the Stonehenge builders
by Bradshaw Foundation
Friday 20 October 2017
Exploring belief through objects
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 11 October 2017
New Exhibition at the British Museum
by Bradshaw Foundation
Wednesday 04 October 2017
Neolithic Gathering and Feasting at Gobekli Tepe
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 03 August 2017
Swabian Jura on UNESCO World Heritage List
by Bradshaw Foundation
Monday 10 July 2017
Tension at Stonehenge
by Bradshaw Foundation
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Plan for Stonehenge tunnel finalised
by Bradshaw Foundation
Thursday 12 January 2017
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