PotWeb can achieve
- Altogether the Islamic collections include almost 1,000
complete vessels and over 37,000 sherds.
web-based teaching course on the history of Islamic ceramics is already
but major areas of the collection have yet to receive the scholarly
attention they deserve. In the view of the curator responsible for the
collections, Professor James Allan, Keeper of Eastern Art, PotWeb is
the ideal vehicle to remedy this and to bring the entire collection
for the first time to a truly worldwide audience of scholars, students
and the interested public.
material that cannot presently be displayed because of space constraints
will be made available online, and PotWeb will also make possible interactive
displays for visitors to the collection within the Museum, educational
packages will put the pottery into its historical, social and economic