Release Log

This page will contains details of historical and forthcoming updates to the Making African Connections Digital Archive. Note that lots of small changes are happening all the time, so be careful when citing the content on the site.

  • May 2020: we contined to add entries relating to the March 2020 Research trip to Sudan.
  • April 2020: we added 18 records from British Museum Collection online relating to Tchiliwandele.
  • March-April 2020: we added a variety of entries describing research trips, interviews, exhibitions, people, and organisations.
  • January 2020: added 28 entries for 28 objects from the Royal Engineers Museum.
  • December 2019: added 8 entries for 8 objects from the Royal Engineers Museum.
  • December 2019: added 200 entries for 200 objects from the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 30 of which supercsede test entries added in August 2019. These entries will be updated in the coming months, with a focus on adding additional and alternative descriptions gathering during research.
  • December 2019: added 93 entries for 89 objects from the Powell-Cotton Musuem.
  • November 2019: started to add entires for people, fieldwork, and materials associated with the project and collection items.
  • September 2019: added 43 entries for 40 objects from the Powell-Cotton Musuem. The process was lightly adjusted from the batch upload in July 2019 to incorporate feedback from project partners.
  • August 2019: added 30 entries for 30 objects from Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.  This is the first test of the batch upload process for items from this museum. Metadata has yet to be reviewed and is subject to revision.
  • July 2019: added 26 entries for 26 objects from the Royal Engineers Museum. This is the first test of the batch upload process for items from this museum. Metadata has yet to be reviewed and is subject to revision.
  • July 2019: added 31 entries for 31 objects from the Powell-Cotton Musuem. This is the first test of the batch upload process for items from this museum. Metadata has yet to be reviewed and is subject to revision.
  • June 2019: added Statement of Values, Principles, and Approaches. Updated user interface.
  • March 2019: two items added from existing Powell-Cotton Museum archive by Nicola Stylianou
  • February 2019: soft lauch of archive with 6 items from the uniques project.