Samuel Hurst Seager:

Lantern Slide Digital Collection


The Lab has been working closely with lecturer Laura Dunham from the University of Canterbury’s Art History and Theory Department to create a website using the web publishing platform Omeka. The site houses a sub-collection of digital facsimiles of Samuel Hurst Seager WW1 memorial lantern slides. Laura received funding from the NZ Lottery Grant Board to undertake the digitisation and publication of this precious lantern slide collection. The site features geo-tagged digital images of the lantern slides, allowing users to get a sense of the spatial context of the memorials. The website is a part of the University of Canterbury Art History and Theory Department’s contribution to the WW1 centenary (WW100).

The website is expected to be launched in 2018.