Help us improve Search the Collections

The new version of Search the Collections contains over 140,000 images. The images are selected automatically and as a result some of them may not be the best view of the object to display on the homepage of Search the Collections. We are using crowdsourcing to help us find the best crops (or views) .

How to join in

You will need to register so that we can make sure you do not get shown the same objects repeatedly.

To get started, register or login here

The Task

For Search the Collections, photographs have been cropped into a square format to fit on the homepage of Search the Collections. The task is to improve those crops. Because the images are always square it may not be possible to achieve a useful crop showing the whole object, but we can make them display more interesting details so that users get the best possible experience.

What is Crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing is a way of using a lot of people to help complete a task or solve a problem on the web. By working with the group, or crowd, the Museum gains insight into its users’ views and preferences.

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Our progress

  • 78801
    objects processed
  • 120072
    total objects
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