The Athens Epigraphical Museum: Where it all began…

While the folks at CNERS and Digital Initiatives are hard at work digitizing the departmental squeeze collection, I have had the fortunate opportunity to visit the Athens Epigraphical Museum during my year abroad in Greece. As a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of our…

Continue reading

History of the McGregor Squeeze Collection

Earlier this summer, Lisa Tweten and I met with Professor Philip Harding, a former University of British Columbia faculty member, to learn more about the history of our unique squeeze collection.  He confirmed that all of UBC’s squeezes are from the private collection of Professor Malcolm McGregor, who was the…

Continue reading

Photographing the Squeeze Collection

We had the opportunity recently to watch the process of photographing a squeeze. Digital Initiatives has a number of projects under way at any given time, so we were lucky that Chris was able to fit in photography of some squeezes over the summer. He has photographed about 30 –…

Continue reading

Project update and new features

When we began the project, we had no idea how many squeezes were in the collection, and we really did not know what condition they were in. One of the first steps has been to determine exactly what we have in the collection, and how many of the squeezes should…

Continue reading