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V-MusT.net

Project reference: 270404
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Virtual Museum Transnational Network [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

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-2009-6

Funding scheme:

NOE

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

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Coordinator contact

Sofia PESCARIN
Tel.: +39.0690672721
Fax: +39.0690672684
E-mail

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
via Salaria Km. 29,300
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
OBALA KULINA BANA 7
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Administrative contact: Selma Rizvic
Tel.: +38761892926
Fax: +38733250725
E-mail
Visual Dimension bvba
Belgium
Gieterijstraat 3
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
KONSTANTINOU KAVAFI 20
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
HANSASTRASSE 27C
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
CAIRO ALEXANDRIA ROAD KM 28
GIZA, Egypt
Administrative contact: Mohamed Farouk Badawi
Tel.: +20235343040
Fax: +20235392929
E-mail
VIRTUALWARE 2007 SA
Spain
CALLE USAUSUAGA MODULO 5 6 7 PLANTA 7 SUPERIOR ELEMENTO 3 PA
BASAURI, Spain
Administrative contact: Sergio Barrera
Tel.: +34 696 144 669
Fax: +34 944 019 112
E-mail
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE ARQUEOLOGIA VIRTUAL
Spain
Calle Cantueso 5
Dos Hermanas, Spain
Administrative contact: Alfredo Grande
Tel.: +34687731111
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
LE CHESNAY Cedex, France
Administrative contact: VERONIQUE BENARD
Tel.: +33 5 24574016
Fax: +33 5 24574023
E-mail
IDRIMA MEIZONOS ELLINISMOU
Greece
POULOPOULOU 38
ATHINA, Greece
Administrative contact: Giorgos Giannoulis Giannoulopoulos
Tel.: +30 212 254 3800
Fax: +302122543838
E-mail
NOHO LIMITED
Ireland
CORRIG ROAD 33
DALKEY, Ireland
Administrative contact: Niall O hOisin
Tel.: +353 1 679 9328
E-mail
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO CINECA
Italy
VIA MAGNANELLI 6/3
CASALECCHIO DI RENO BO, Italy
Administrative contact: Sanzio Bassini
Tel.: +39 051 6171411
E-mail
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
VIA CAVOUR 71
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Diassina Di Maggio
Tel.: +39 6 48939993
Fax: +39 6 48902550
E-mail
COMUNE DI ROMA
Italy
PIAZZA CAMPITELLI 7
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Lucrezia Ungaro
Tel.: +39 0669941020
Fax: +39 0669780532
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
SPUI 21
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Hupperetz Wim
Tel.: +31 20 525 2574
Fax: +31 20 52 52 561
E-mail
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
PARADISGATAN 5C
LUND, Sweden
Administrative contact: Mattias Wallergård
Tel.: +46 46 2229177
Fax: +46 46 222 4431
E-mail
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Strand
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Paul Labbett
Tel.: +44 207 848 8184
Fax: +44 207 848 8187
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
Lewes Road, Mithras House
BRIGHTON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Jaime Kaminski
Tel.: +441273642912
Fax: +441273642160
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
PLACE PEY BERLAND 35
BORDEAUX, France
Administrative contact: Adeline BARRE
Tel.: +33557574678
Fax: +3355757
E-mail
Record Number: 101496 / Last updated on: 2014-10-27