I work on the project as a Co-Investigator. Though I'm a historian, I'm not an expert on colonial collecting. Instead my role on the project is focused on the digital aspects of the project: I built and maintain the Making African Connections Digital Archive, I planned and managed the digitisation and cataloguing work, I make the bulk uploads happen, and I manage the long-term digital preservation of the project outputs. I'm a firm believer that building a website is an intellectual act, and so as much as possible I've tried to ensure that the values, principles, and approaches that underpin the project inform the design, maintenance, and delivery of its digital components (see the 'Our Archival Values' page for more info).
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