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Making historic images available on historypin.org

In June 2019, Chris Wingfield was awarded GCRF QR Discretionary Faculty Funds to undertake a project making historic images of the Kuruman Moffat mission available on the Historypin.org website.

This involved working with the Special Collections at the School of Oriental and African Studies library in London, the McGregor Museum Kimberley, as well as MuseumAfrica in Johannesburg to digitise a number of historic images of the site which had been identified in their archives.

These images were then geolocated and uploaded to the Historypin.org website. This creates an online portal where images from these different archives can be compared, but also potentially makes the images available to visitors to the site through their smartphones.