From Paper to Pixels

The Plans Go Digital! (See example plans of historic ships now in our Vessels gallery) Technically speaking, most of the general arrangement plans in our Cook, Welton & Gemmell archive are actually made from tracing cloth rather than paper, but hopefully you get the idea – our volunteers have succeeded in converting original hard copies […]

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All Aboard The Arctic Corsair

Putting the Plans into Perspective   The incredible progress being made by our volunteers towards meeting the output targets of our project, meant that during December 2018 we could afford to give them a well-earned rest from cataloguing & digitisation, and reward their efforts with a pre-Christmas treat. Thanks to our friends at the ‘Hull: […]

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Making Plans

An up-close perspective of the original materials… Hello from the Treasure House Conservation Workshop!  Before I describe the digitisation process we’re undertaking I thought it would be worth looking back to the pre-digital age and taking a brief look at the history of technical drawing reproduction and the physical nature of the plans. Though they […]

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