ICT Adviser, Portable Antiquities and Treasure
Design and maintenance of Portable Antiquities websites (small archaeological finds); project manager for the database; consultancy for external partners of the Scheme; design of Scheme artwork and copy (except reports) Department: Portable Antiquities and Treasure
Daniel joined the Portable Antiquities Scheme from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Investment Bank in April 2003 as ICT Adviser for the implementation of their revamped Internet presence. Previously he studied Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, before undertaking a Masters degree at Cambridge University.
The role of this post, based at the British Museum is multi-faceted with an emphasis on collaborative web technology and extending the capabilities of the Scheme’s online presence. This has seen some dramatic results with web usage rising by 2680% since August 2003 and has also seen the Scheme’s website shortlisted for the prestigious Jodi accessibility award.
He is also helping with the British Museum's web refreshment programme, which includes large scale enterprise Content Management System procurement, revamped Information Architecture and an accessible and innovative design.
He has lectured at several conferences and major universities and produced much of the Scheme's publicity material in digital and printed format. Recently he has become involved in two Arts and Humanities Research Council projects involving epigraphy and numismatic standards written in XML.
+44 (0)20 7323 8618
Main British Museum website refreshment project
Celtic Coin Index development in co-operation with Oxford University and the department of Coins and Medals.
British Institute of Persian Studies website www.bips.ac.uk
D. Pett, 'Promoting best practice through open access', British Archaeology 87 (2006)
All Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group website www.appag.org.uk
The Eric Gill Society (J. Cribb) website www.ericgill.org.uk
The Royal Numismatics Society website (J.Cribb) www.numismatics.org.uk