Explore the Collection: Historic Columbia launches online collection

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By: Rachel Gregor

Monday, October 30th 2023


Historic Columbia (HC) recently launched a selection of 40 objects for online viewing. More objects will be added over the coming months to allow visitors from around the city, state, country, and globe to “Explore the Collection,” cared for and researched by members of HC’s curatorial team. Launching the collection online has been a multi-step process and has taken a year to prepare. From inventorying and photographing the objects to assembling data across many different platforms, selecting objects that the collections staff felt would be most reflective of HC’s collection has been rewarding. While we encourage you to view these 40 objects, and more as they are released to the public, we wanted to take you behind-the-scenes to see the process of digitization.