Projects Involving Key Research Partners
Digging into Image Data, JISC (University of Sheffield), NSF (University of Michigan), NEH (National Center for Supercomputing Applications and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), January 2010 to March 2011. Peter Ainsworth and Michael Meredith.
Kiosque, BERR (University of Sheffield and Tribal). Viewing software allowing museum visitors to explore and interact with surrogate manuscripts and associated narrative material forming part of a public exhibition. Narrative driven or by free exploration depending on visitor preference. In use at Musée de l'Armée exhibition in Paris until 4 July 2010. Uses Java and runs as an applet or from a standalone desktop machine. Provides a completely configurable tool for generic use, using XML files to script everything from look-and-feel to content delivered. May 2006 to December 2007. Peter Ainsworth and Michael Meredith.
Pegasus, EPSRC (UK) and NSF (USA). Grid-enabled interface using Storage Resource Broker clientware (University of California San Diego) for sharing and displaying in real-time selected virtual reality exhibition materials across partner institutions (museums, galleries or universities), drawing on high-volume, high-resolution digital image datasets held on and managed via a compatible Solaris SUN servers. January 2008 to December 2008. Peter Ainsworth and Michael Meredith.
Virtual Vellum, AHRC, EPSRC, JISC, UK e-Science Initiative. A generic, interactive viewing tool for researchers working with image collections. Facilitates the retrieval and manipulation of high-resolution image datasets comprising many hundreds of images. External viewer for the Online Froissart. June 2006 to November 2006. Peter Ainsworth and Michael Meredith.
The Chronicles of Froissart. Exhibition, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 6 December 2007 to 6 April 2008, with the support of Stonyhurst College Library. Photo gallery and interactive material viewable under the "Exhibitions" tab at: 
Cy commencent : Jean Froissart et la guerre de Cent Ans. Exhibition, Musée de l'Armée, Hôtel national des Invalides, Paris, 2 April to 4 July 2010, with the support of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and Besançon Public Library. Catalogue: Art de l'enluminure no. 31 (déc. 2009 - fév. 2010). Photo gallery and interactive material viewable under the "Exhibitions" tab at: 
Gaston Fébus. Prince Soleil 1331-1391, Musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen Age, Paris, 30 November 2011 to 5 March 2012; Musée national du Château de Pau, 17 March to 17 June 2012; contribution by Peter Ainsworth to the Catalogue: 'Le Fébus de Froissart' (rmn/BnF, Paris, 2011, pp. 44-51).
Exhibitor, Higher Education Innovation Fund research project, with Cammax Limited and the Humanities Research Institute, to develop a front end to the Kiosque exhibition software. Michael Meredith and Keira Borrill, with Peter Ainsworth; May 2010 to April 2011; in conjunction with the University of Sheffield Schools Liaison Scheme.