Choose your Lincolnshire heritage objects, from the Lincoln Imp Brooch to Skegness Model Village, with a new App to help a research project at the University of Lincoln. The team said: selections on ‘My Lincolnshire Collection’ web-app will form part of Our Lincolnshire project’s report, which will gauge people’s perceptions of heritage – what is important to them and what it means to them.
The Our Lincolnshire project team, led by Professors Carenza Lewis and Matthew Cragoe, have now launched ‘My Lincolnshire Collection’, a creative web-app that provides a panel of 100 photographs of interesting and unusual heritage objects from around Lincolnshire, and asks you to create a collection of up to 10 of your favourites. Each object is represented by a photograph and an informative description to help you make your choices, and can be dragged from the panel on 100 into a selection bar at the top of the page.In acknowledgement of the feeling that the city of Lincoln sometimes dominates ideas and conversations about Lincolnshire’s heritage, the Our Lincolnshire team have tried to focus on bringing objects from lesser-appreciated areas of the county to the fore. The app also includes a number of objects that may not traditionally be thought of as “heritage”, such as Skegness Ferris Wheel, Gainsborough Model Railway and a number contemporary public artworks from North Kesteven. This sense of variety in both object location and type means that the ‘My Lincolnshire Collection‘ web-app has something for everyone to enjoy.
Once you’ve submitted your selections, ‘My Lincolnshire Collection’ will bring up a map of the county with the locations of your heritage objects marked, accompanied by links to their corresponding heritage sites where applicable. It is the Our Lincolnshire team’s hope that the app will enable and encourage Lincolnshire’s residents and visitors to explore more of their county, also allowing people to engage with their heritage in a new and fun way.
Please give the web app a go!
If you have any comments or questions please feel free to email Research Assistant Anna: firstname.lastname@example.org