Topic: digital preservation

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The role of cultural institutions and the development of the country: the digital dimension

On October 8, 2012, in Rome, a panel discussion on the role of the Italian Cultural Institutes was organized by in the Italian Cultural Institutions Association (AICI). The occasion was particularly important also in the transnational perspective of the European Strategy 2020, and the meeting was a top event because it aggregated all the Italian institutes to discuss about Horizon 20:20 and the Digital Agenda. Continue reading


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How EGI is supporting digital cultural heritage

EGI brings together a platform of computing resources from centres across Europe. Many of these have experience in providing services for the DCH research community. EGI is now building on this heritage as a partner in the DCH-RP project and participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Cyprus. Continue reading


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MEMORIA/FUTURO, a project about innovation for cultural heritage

The project is organized as a set of coordinated events and traveling exhibitions, to present the commitment of Italian community of science and technology in the field of preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage. This initiative was developed within the framework of activities for the implementation of the Agenda of the European Research, in the JPI “Cultural Heritage”, and it features a fruitful collaboration between the research/education ministry MIUR and culture ministry MIBAC. Continue reading


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INDICATE project: best practice handbook now online

Offering an integrated presentation of the best practices encountered along the project, the INDICATE Handbook originates from the many efforts made by the whole digital cultural heritage sector in the last years and by many people who are working in the direction of creating a federated e-Infrastructure dedicated to the research community on Digital Cultural Heritage. Continue reading


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Virtual Exhibitions by Museum With No Frontiers

With its program of virtual exhibitions opened in 2005, and a series of 18 exhibitions of Islamic Art in the Mediterranean, Museum With No Frontiers for the first time realized real exhibitions, designed specifically for the web and realized in virtual form as a product in its own right, with the aim of encouraging the visit through the original approach to the theme and the variety of exposed materials. Continue reading


Andrea Pat: Returning from Greece (1965), oil on canvas, 108x150cm (c) Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece.
DCA project, midterm results achieved

The Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA) project is pleased to announce that it has successfully reached its midterm with the results exceeding all expectations. The project is approaching its aggregation phase now and the digitised content and metadata will soon be integrated into Europeana, the single access point to Europe’s digital cultural heritage. Continue reading


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MEGA-Jordan: a State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s archaeological sites

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


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Scanning of Siracusa Theater Reflects Italy’s ATHENA Week

Siracusa activities in Sicily include 3D laser scanning part of the ATHENA work objectives to enhance and sustain ancient theaters. A full team from the Dipartimento di Storia dell’Architettura, Restauro e Conservazione dei Beni Architettonici e stato of the Sapienza Universita di Roma is performing the scanning that is part of an “ATHENA Week” aimed at improving the general knowledge, creating awareness and digital documentation of ancient theaters in the Euromed region. Continue reading


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The Workers’ Museum: Home to History

The Workers’ Museum, which opened in 1982, shows exhibitions on everyday life of the workers’ and the labour movement’s history primarily in Denmark, but with an international perspective. The Library and Archives collects documentation on the Danish labour movement in all its branches. Continue reading


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Paris 3D Saga – Experience it live, online and mobile

“Paris 3D Saga” is an educative and entertaining journey in the history of Paris beginning 20 centuries ago. In the tour you can relive historical moments like the French revolution and the construction of the Tour Eiffell. The most visited capital in the world, the City of Lights became a live event, an online 3D experience, as well as an iPad app. Continue reading