Digitisation progress

From 2002 to 2004, the lab digitised the Rock Art Research Institute’s collections, comprising:

  • The Herald Pager collection (148 images)
  • The Helen Tongue collection (268 images)
  • The Henri Breuil collection (867 images)
  • The Corona Thornycroft collection (206 images)
  • The Clarence van Riet Lowe collection (338 images)
  • And over 50,000 slides, tracings and redrawings from its main working collection

Total number of scanned images: 51, 827

From 2005 to 2008, the lab digitised:

  • The Analysis of Rock Art of Lesotho (ARAL) collection (34,850 images)
  • The Iziko Museums of Cape Town collection (9,000 images)
  • The Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg collection (26,366  images)
  • The National Museum, Bloemfontein collection (18,552 images)
  • The University of Cape Town collection (7,051 images)
  • The University of South Africa collection (148 images)
  • The Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand collection (50,000 images)
  • The Janette Deacon private collection (5,729 images)
  • The Albany Museum, Grahamstown collection (822 images)

Total number of scanned images: 152, 518

From 2009 to 2012, the lab digitised:

  • The Lucas Smits collection (15,534 images)
  • The Rock Art Research Institute collection (12,666 images)
  • The David Lewis-Williams collection (760 images)
  • The Benjamin Smith collection (5,526 images)
  • The Alex Willcox collection (5,996)
  • The Ukhahlamba Rock Art Mapping Project collection (5,117)
  • The Patricia Vinnicombe collection (in preparation)
  • The Cornelia Kleinitz collection (in preparation 2011)
  • The University of Cologne collection (in preparation 2012)