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DigiArt: towards a virtualization of Cultural Heritage

Abrams, G and Di Modica, K and Bezombes, F and Bonjean, D and Burton, DR and Lilley, F and Nikolopoulos, S and Precioso, F and Stretcha, C and Thomaidou, E and Ververidis, D and De Groote, IEPM (2016) DigiArt: towards a virtualization of Cultural Heritage. Notae Praehistoricae, 36. pp. 131-142.

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Abstract

DigiArt is a Europe-wide project aimed at providing a new, cost efficient solution to the capture, processing and display of cultural artefacts. The project will change the ways in which the public interact with cultural objects and spaces in a dramatic way. This project is unique in its collaborative approach: cultural heritage professionals working directly with electrical, mechanical, optical and software engineers to develop a solution to current issues faced by the museum sector. The innovations created by the engineers are driven by the demand of the cultural heritage sector. The diversity of the objects and spaces of the three test museums are challenging the engineers to provide a tool useful for a broad variety of indoor and outdoor museums in the future. This goes from using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs or drones) to fly and record large sites, to using scanners to record fine jewellery. As a case study, we present here the use-case of Scladina Cave. At the end of the project, the Scladina Cave Archaeological Centre will offer two different visitor experiences. The first uses virtual reality, which will be available anytime, anywhere, to anyone with an internet connected device. The second will use augmented reality technologies within the cave site. The augmented reality visit of the cave will enhance the tour of Scladina by offering visits that would not be possible where it not for the augmented reality, where 3D objects and animations will contribute to offer a new 3D-immersive experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DigiArt; Cultural Heritage; digitisation; drones; virtual reality; Augmented reality; Scladina Cave
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: General Engineering Research Institute
Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Belgian Science Policy
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 11:14
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 12:40
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4933

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