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V-MusT.net

Project reference: 270404
Funded under

Virtual Museum Transnational Network

From 2011-02-01 to 2015-01-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 5 060 774

EU contribution:

EUR 4 550 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

NoE - Network of Excellence

The project aims to provide the cultural heritage sector with Virtual Museums that are educational, enjoyable, long-lasting and easy to maintain.

Virtual Museums are personalised, immersive, interactive experiences that enhance our understanding of the world around us. The term 'Virtual Museum' is a general one that covers various types of digital creations including virtual reality and 3D.

The V-MusT.net partners aim at resolving the problem of research fragmentation in this field and at sharing the knowledge required to integrate Virtual Museums into the broader museum domain in a sustainable way. This will be achieved by connecting different technological domains, by integrating social and cognitive sciences, by providing state-of-the-art digital preservation and authoring tools.

Areas of activity:

  • To define a knowledge base and a common language related to the Virtual Museum field and to identify problems, needs and requirements through discussion groups.
  • To build a theoretical model of Virtual Museums, with input from the fields of communication, cognitive science and ontology.
  • To identify a service platform with infrastructural components and integrated services.
  • To identify useful tools based on visualisation, interaction and new output devices, resulting in guidelines for the Virtual Museum of the Future.
  • To develop a Mobility Programme (V-Move), a Training Programme (V-MusTer.School) and an Educational Programme.
  • To build an experimental laboratory, to create Virtual Museum test beds and to develop a 'Transmedia Project' containing several Virtual Museums that use different communicative media (e.g. video, multimedia, interactive games).

Objective

Virtual Museums (VM) are a new model of communication that aims at creating a personalized, immersive, interactive way to enhance our understanding of the world around us. The term "VM" is a short-cut that comprehends various types of digital creations. Unfortunately, although its idea is not new, development and implementation researches have not, already, brought Europe to be the leader in this field, as expected. This sector has not reached a sufficient level of maturity, such as Cinema or Game sectors, as to be as much widespread as it should be. Moreover in Europe, unlike USA, we still face a disconnection between the research, that develop tools with little interest in their wide application, and the industry, that build ten-year plans addressing the market. VM domain is the perfect application area where all these problems NEED to be solved for the real benefit of community. Unfortunately there are no solutions ready to be developed through research. A NoE would be required at this point. V-MusT.net partners believe that Europe CAN be the leader in the worldwide panorama of VM. A large subset of the most important VMs are implemented by EU groups. Some of the most notable and excellent researches related to this field are developed in EU. This leadership can be achieved only by going beyond the actual research fragmentation, by soliciting a common effort in assessing limitations emerging from all VM experiences consolidated so far, finding proper solutions, assessing them through experimental activity and finally consolidating a transnational network dedicated to VMs. V-MusT.net will bridge technological domains, archival, social and cognitive sciences to advance the state-of-the-art of digital preservation, for VMs future persistence. It will finally create a virtual research area; identify researches for further development; identify the VM of the Future; increase competitiveness of the EU-ICT industry; create a quality evaluation procedure.

Related information

Open Access

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Coordinator contact

Sofia PESCARIN
Tel.: +39.0690672721
Fax: +39.0690672684
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Sofia PESCARIN
Tel.: +39.0690672721
Fax: +39.0690672684
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Sofia PESCARIN
Tel.: +39.0690672721
Fax: +39.0690672684
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 916 684


via Salaria Km. 29,300
00015 Monterotondo St. (Rome)
Italy
Administrative contact: Sofia Pescarin
Tel.: +39 06 90672721
Fax: +39 06 90672684
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU
Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU contribution: EUR 78 880


OBALA KULINA BANA 7
71000 SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Administrative contact: Selma Rizvic
Tel.: +38761892926
Fax: +38733250725
E-mail
Visual Dimension bvba
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 299 504


Gieterijstraat 3
B-9680 Maarkedal
Belgium
Administrative contact: Daniel Pletinckx
Tel.: +32 55 30 31 00
Fax: +32 55 30 31 04
E-mail
THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Cyprus

EU contribution: EUR 240 889


KONSTANTINOU KAVAFI 20
2121 LEFKOSIA
Cyprus
Administrative contact: SORIN HERMON
Tel.: +35 722 208 654
Fax: +35 722 208 801
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 430 127


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Christoph Schulte
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
CENTER FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE CULTNAT
Egypt

EU contribution: EUR 133 080


CAIRO ALEXANDRIA ROAD KM 28
- GIZA
Egypt
Administrative contact: Mohamed Farouk Badawi
Tel.: +20235343040
Fax: +20235392929
E-mail
VIRTUALWARE 2007 SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 128 280


CALLE USAUSUAGA MODULO 5 6 7 PLANTA 7 SUPERIOR ELEMENTO 3 PA
48970 BASAURI
Spain
Administrative contact: Sergio Barrera
Tel.: +34 696 144 669
Fax: +34 944 019 112
E-mail
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ARQUEOLOGIA VIRTUAL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 111 200


Calle Cantueso 5
41089 Dos Hermanas
Spain
Administrative contact: Alfredo Grande
Tel.: +34687731111
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 248 458


Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
78153 LE CHESNAY Cedex
France
Administrative contact: VERONIQUE BENARD
Tel.: +33 5 24574016
Fax: +33 5 24574023
E-mail
IDRIMA MEIZONOS ELLINISMOU
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 215 252


POULOPOULOU 38
11851 ATHINA
Greece
Administrative contact: Giorgos Giannoulis Giannoulopoulos
Tel.: +30 212 254 3800
Fax: +302122543838
E-mail
NOHO LIMITED
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 152 488


CORRIG ROAD 33
Co. Dublin DALKEY
Ireland
Administrative contact: Niall O hOisin
Tel.: +353 1 679 9328
E-mail
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 174 326


VIA CAVOUR 71
00184 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Diassina Di Maggio
Tel.: +39 6 48939993
Fax: +39 6 48902550
E-mail
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO CINECA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 380 758


VIA MAGNANELLI 6/3
40033 CASALECCHIO DI RENO BO
Italy
Administrative contact: Sanzio Bassini
Tel.: +39 051 6171411
E-mail
ROMA CAPITALE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 59 407


PIAZZA CAMPITELLI 7
00186 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Lucrezia Ungaro
Tel.: +39 0669941020
Fax: +39 0669780532
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 263 419


SPUI 21
1012WX AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Hupperetz Wim
Tel.: +31 20 525 2574
Fax: +31 20 52 52 561
E-mail
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 235 070


PARADISGATAN 5C
22100 LUND
Sweden
Administrative contact: Mattias Wallergård
Tel.: +46 46 2229177
Fax: +46 46 222 4431
E-mail
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 380 818


Strand
WC2R 2LS LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Paul Labbett
Tel.: +44 207 848 8184
Fax: +44 207 848 8187
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 78 400


Lewes Road, Mithras House
BN2 4AT BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Jaime Kaminski
Tel.: +441273642912
Fax: +441273642160
E-mail
UNIVERSITE VICTOR SEGALEN BORDEAUX II
Participation ended
France

EU contribution: EUR 17 600


RUE LEO SAIGNAT 146
33076 BORDEAUX CEDEX
France
Administrative contact: Adeline BARRE
Tel.: +33557574678
Fax: +3355757
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France

EU contribution: EUR 5 360


PLACE PEY BERLAND 35
33000 BORDEAUX
France
Administrative contact: Adeline BARRE
Tel.: +33557574678
Fax: +3355757
E-mail
Record Number: 101496 / Last updated on: 2016-04-08