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Dr Mathilde Pavis

Dr Mathilde Pavis is an expert in intellectual property law, ethics and new technologies.

Mathilde has 10+ years experience in research and training. Her work has been cited by the UK Parliament to inform new laws on artificial intelligence. Mathilde now advises governments, organisations and businesses about the impact of digital and AI technologies on sensitive data.

Mathilde has grants to fund her research on the synthetisation of humans and the digitisation of sensitive data. With her most recent grant, Mathilde co-founded the UK’s first pro bono law and digitisation clinic designed to support cultural institutions (GLAM-E Lab). She works part time as Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Reading.

Resources by Dr Mathilde Pavis

The National Lottery Heritage Fund commissioned Dr Mathilde Pavis to produce a snapshot of what innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) looks like across the UK heritage sector. This guide can help you decide whether to, how and when to use AI within your heritage organisation.

To accompany the release of the Artificial Intelligence: a digital heritage leadership briefing, a webinar was hosted by The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 16 November 2023. The speakers included Dr Mathilde Pavis, the author of this briefing and an expert in intellectual property law, ethics and new technologies, and Josie Fraser, Head of Digital Policy at The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This webinar discussed Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of the UK heritage sector – the use of AI and its impact on the sector.

A crowd of tourists taking photos of the Mona Lisa with their mobile phones

Digitisation can include making copies of physical originals in digital form, such as by scanning or photographing collections. It can also include projects that improve the quality or management of your existing digital collections. This guide was produced with the aim of sparking creative thinking on how your own digitisation project can use or adapt strategies that have been tried and tested by others.

Pathway in the middle of display cabinets inside a museum

Use this project planner and handbook to help you develop your digitisation project idea into a comprehensive plan. This resource is designed to help you to: define your project goals; assess what resources you have available; identify the scope of your project and create a budget; create a plan to find the resources you need; and make a business case or prepare a funding application.

A Pepsis heros, a species of insect native to Peru on a white background

The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s licensing requirement supports open access to the rich heritage in the UK and the exciting possibilities of digital transformation in the cultural sector. All materials created or digitised with grant funding are subject to this requirement. This guide explains open licensing and provides a step-by-step approach to the open licensing requirement for each stage of your project. It is aimed at The National Lottery Heritage Fund applicants and grantees but contains useful information for anyone who supports open access to cultural heritage.

Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds. It has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by The Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital Heritage Hub is free and answers small to medium sized heritage organisations most pressing and frequently asked digital questions.

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