Charles Darwin generated an enormous written archive and amassed a wide array of specimens and objects during his lifetime. Advances in technology are making it increasingly possible to engage with physical archives in virtual space. This funding paid for further digitisation of Darwin’s Herbarium images, MorphoSource storage and workshop delivery, as well as Exhibit hosting.


Ronald Haynes is a University Computer Officer who has been part of academic ICT in the US and UK. Having helped found Cambridge’s College IT Management Group (CITMG) and Departmental IT Group (DITG), he remains active in supporting both groups’ goals of mutual support and shared solutions. Active technical research interests include collaborative technologies for unifying communications and sustaining distributed and learning communities, cultural and investigative potentials for Augmented Reality, and other complementary physical and virtual 3D technologies. More recently, he has presented and published in the area of the use of Augmented Reality in museums. Formerly he was a consultant, technical writer and editor in Pittsburgh (USA) and London, developing on and publishing about the interworkings of the main microsystems. He is a Governor of St. Mary’s School (Cambridge), a Trustee of the Eckhart Society, and holds BCS, ACM, Computer Society, and IEEE membership. Ronald also co-chairs the IIIF 3D Community

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