Manchester Digital Collections launch

The University of Manchester has launched a new resource for exploring high-quality images of cultural collections and research projects at The University of Manchester.

The new image viewer allows enhanced viewing and manipulation of ultra-high quality images, with a parallel display of text, audio and video content:

Research opportunities

Manchester Digital Collections allows University of Manchester academics to curate digital editions of important items from the collections, contextualising them and bringing their research on the collections to a wider audience.

Manchester Digital Collections is launching today with the following collections:

The spectacular collections of the University of Manchester Library and the University’s Cultural Institutions comprise millions of items. From papyri to pixels, cuneiform tablets to contemporary art, they span five thousand years and an astonishing array of world cultures. Manchester Digital Collections provides an innovative platform to inspire researchers, students and many other audiences to explore these remarkable resources in amazing detail.
Christoper Pressler, John Rylands University Librarian & Director of The University of Manchester Library

A cross-institutional collaboration

The image viewer has been led by Dr Guyda Armstrong, Faculty Lead for Digital Humanities, in close collaboration with:

  • Cambridge University Library,
  • The University of Manchester Library,
  • The John Rylands Research Institute,
  • IT Services,
  • The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures,
  • Manchester Museum, and
  • The Whitworth.