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Supporting Digital Past 2017…

Each year, the Royal Commission is extremely grateful to those organisations who support the Digital Past conference through sponsorship. As a non-profit making organisation, their support of the event is vital in helping in our aim to make the conference as affordable and accessible as possible.

Martello Tower Historic Virtual Tour

Martello Tower Historic Virtual Tour


We are particularly grateful to this year’s Gold Sponsor, Luminous. As a pioneering company in digital survey and imaging, Luminous has built an impressive reputation over a quarter of a century for its innovative turnkey solutions across the areas of survey, architecture and Virtual Reality for heritage tourism. Their Managing Director, Ben Bennett will be demonstrating  two recent projects: The Martello Towers and RRS Discovery at the conference.



Newport Medieval Ship reconstruction


Our local Silver Sponsor, Friends of the Newport Ship, started as a campaign to save the 15th century ship discovered at Newport in 2002. Completely run by volunteers, the Friends staff the Medieval Ship Centre, write blogs, give talks, run a travelling exhibition and actively assist with archaeological and conservation work on the ship. They will be a chance to visit  the Newport Medieval Ship Labs at the conference.





Our other Silver Sponsor is Orangeleaf Systems, a Digital Heritage Consultancy specialising in the development of online public access interfaces to the Historic Environment Record, Archive, Museum and Library collections. Their Welsh projects include the fully bilingual Denbighshire Archives/Archifau Sir Ddinbych, and Battlefields/Meysyddbrwydro for RCAHMW both of which have full web mapping interfaces to modern and digitised historic map layers. Orangeleaf’s director, James Grimster will be co-launching the Inventory of Historic  Battlefields website at the conference.

Finally, our Bronze sponsor is the Heritage Lottery Fund which continues to support a vast range of heritage projects across the UK, including several showcased at the conference.


A huge thank you to all our sponsors!




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