Our new project at the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, DigiArt, is now kicked-off and running!
On June 16th and 17th 2015 Liverpool John Moores University hosts the kick-off meeting of the DigiArt project. 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, which received €2.9 million funding from the European Union under Horizon 2020, sets out to use semantic analysis by automatic feature extraction which will result in what the project terms, “the internet of historical things”, available anywhere, at any time, on any web-enabled device.
The contextual view of art will be very much enhanced by the “story telling engine” that is developed within the project. The ambition is to present the artefact, linked to its context, in an immersive display with virtual and/or with augmented reality.
DigiArt is a consortium of seven academic, industrial and museum partners: CERTH (Thessaloniki, Greece), CNRS (Nice, France), The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina, Greece), Pix4D (Switzerland), Scladina Cave Archaeological Center (Sclayn, Belgium), Vulcan UAV Ltd (Mitcheldean, United Kingdom) and Liverpool John Moores University (Liverpool, United Kingdom).