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Jun 23, 2015

In 2007, Iriss undertook a digital preservation project to share - and safeguard - the migration story of the 10,000 children, referred to as 'orphans, waifs and strays' who emigrated to Canada between 1869 and 1939. It was first created as an exhibition at the Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow called The Golden Bridge, and the website became an interactive tool for learning and sharing this migration story.

The website has recently been redesigned. This redesign has given us a good excuse to take the lid off the work and share a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into digitising the exhibition. We spoke to Ellen Daly and Ian Phillip from Iriss who were involved in the digitisation of the exhibition. They give us an insight into how it all came together.

The Golden Bridge Preserving the history of social work blog post Heatherbank Museum of Social Work Preserving and re-presenting social work history with new media: Digitising the Golden Bridge Exhibition Retelling the past using new technologies: A case study into the digitisation of social work heritage material and the creation of a virtual exhibition

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