What if a map could tell us not just where things are in Brighton & Hove, but also what used to be there? How did a street once look? Who used to live there once? What sort of objects have people found there?
Map the Museum is an experimental website that allows users to browse through a selection of objects from our collections and pin them to a map of Brighton & Hove. The objects are presently taken from our Fine Art, Local History, and Archaeology collections, and include prints, photographs, pieces of ephemera, objects made or sold locally, and items that have been excavated within the city. All have a link to Brighton & Hove in one form or another.
By contributing to the map, users can help enhance our object records. They will also be adding to a source of open data that can be used by others.