Mia Ridge is currently a PhD student in Digital Humanities in the Department of History at the Open University. Her doctoral research is concerned with crowdsourcing and geospatial history, and explores the intersections between academic, local, and family historians. Mia's background is in museums, computer science and human-computer interaction.
She tweets at @mia_out
and blogs at http://openobjects.blogspot.com/
As you approach University College London’s Grant Museum of Zoology through the streets of Bloomsbury, the first hint that there is something unusual inside the stately Rockefeller Building appears in the banners celebrating its re-opening.