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- It will allow users to consult all collections at once with the use of keywords in their own language.
The vocabulary has been completed in 12 languages and consists of over 500 concepts in three facets –photographic technique, photographic practice and keywords – that are structured in a multifaceted, hierarchical way. Discussions are on-going with other projects, in particular Linked Heritage, for improvement and further development of the EuropeanaPhotography Vocabulary, that can be a starting point for other valuable multilingual tools to enrich digitization activities (both for photography and for other cultural heritage). Continue reading →
- Chasen Sino-Sin's complete 3D digitisation services of cultural heritage relics and museums.
As digital technology evolves, 3D data is increasingly preferred as a method of preserving cultural heritage artifacts. It provides an easy way to get in touch with them and significantly reduces the need for physical storage space, offering to museums a portable and accessible platform to exchange information and to researchers the possibility to easily browse and review the materials. Continue reading →
Unlike cultural artifacts safely housed in museums, cultural heritage sites are constantly at-risk. They are exposed to the daily effects of the natural environment. Using 3D laser imaging, the CyArk project is currently in the process of compiling a database of historical structures from all over the world, with the mission of creating a 3D digital library. Continue reading
The main topic of the 17th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, which took place from the 5th-7th November in the City Hall of Vienna, Austria was Urban Archaeology and Excavation. The participants had had the opportunity to discuss rescue excavations, burial archaeology, building archaeology, church excavations and 3D reconstructions – to mention only a few of the sub-topics. Continue reading
The development and implementation of a bilingual Arabic-English, Web-based national geographic information system (GIS) for Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA) is the central focus of the Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities, Jordan (MEGA-J) project. The project was designed and developed by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA). Continue reading
This session focused on best practice methods in 3D reconstruction of urban environments. Since 3D Reconstructions are usually done as post-excavation interpretation of excavated data, this session investigated the process of reconstruction to a larger time-frame. Continue reading
3 D laser technologies training and scan to conserve ancient theaters and ensure their long-term sustainability in Euromed region. The new technologies are part of the EU-funded ATHENA Project and is under the Euromed Heritage Program 4. A very focused contribution from Dr. Marwan Asmar, Chief Project Editor of ATHENA Project. Continue reading
From Prehistory to the Middle Ages, history and the lives of men in times past are presented by the most accomplished of specialists, in a presentation accessible to everyone. The collection is edited by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and it is going to be enriched regularly. Continue reading
The ATHENA Project of Ancient THeaters Enhancement for New Actualities is a Euromed initiative designed to bolster cooperation and ideas between Europe and Arab countries across the Mediterranean, in the field of ancient theater development and their relationship with civil society institutions and communities. Continue reading
Indiana Jones is required to learn informatics or he can retire. Technological innovations are so advanced and so many that archaeologists and historians enjoy a brand new range of tools for the research of territories and relieves, and also for sharing their results with new and appealing formats. Continue reading
Perseus Digital Library Project offers to students and researchers access and tools for a wide range of digitized contents related to Greek and Roman literature, history and archaeology. It is a best practice example of digital tools enhancing knowledge and culture, helping education and research. Continue reading