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3D-COFORM

Project reference: 231809
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Tools and Expertise for 3D Collection Formation [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2008-12-01 to 2012-11-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 11 311 516

EU contribution:

EUR 8 449 994

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-3

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

New tools for the digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts will result in richer and more realistic representations, better documentation and higher cost effectiveness of digitisation

The project addresses all aspects of 3D-capture, 3D-processing, the semantics of shape, material properties, metadata and provenance, integration with other sources (textual and other media); search, research and dissemination to the public and professional alike. A strong technical research program is complemented by research into practical business aspects: business models for exploitation of 3D assets, workflow planning and execution for mass digitisation, socio-economic impact assessment; and above all the creation of a Virtual Centre of Competence in 3D digitisation.

The establishment of the Virtual Competence Centre aims at bringing together the expertise and the technological resources necessary to support:

  • mass digitisation of tangible cultural heritage objects, through benchmarking and validating technologies, defining workflows and procedural standards as well as  plans for quality recognition of 3D digital artefacts and collections;
  • professional development through designing and developing education and training programs that provide cultural institutions with a deeper understanding of the potential of 3D technologies in cultural heritage.

The 3D-COFORM consortium brings together 19 partners with sound expertise in 3D-digisation complemented by a representative group of Cultural Heritage organisations, with the Victoria and Albert Museum as a full partner and collaborations from the Louvre, the Florentine Museums authority, the Museum of the Imperial Forums in Rome, World Heritage Sites in Cyprus and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The consortium also contains organisations tasked at a national level with helping museums move in these directions: CNRS-LC2RMF, the research arm of the French National Museums and CultNat the digitization body for cultural and natural heritage funded by the Egyptian Government.

The combination in 3D-COFORM of research and take-up activities will contribute to reinforce 3D-digitisation capability through advancing the state of the art in 3D-digitsation. The project will also contribute to reinforce the competence building in this domain by supporting continuous professional development through a Master program in 3D cultural technologies for cultural heritage.

3D-COFORM achievements and the results of the collaboration with the European Digital Library, "Europeana" will provide an important contribution to the European initiative on digital libraries.


 

Objective

The 3D-COFORM project will advance the state-of-the-art in 3D-digitsation and make 3D-documentation an everyday practical choice for digital documentation campaigns in the cultural heritage sector. The project addresses all aspects of 3D-capture, 3D-processing, the semantics of shape, material properties, metadata and provenance, integration with other sources (textual and other media); search, research and dissemination to the public and professional alike. A strong technical research program is complemented by research into practical business aspects: business models for exploitation of 3D assets, workflow planning and execution for mass digitisation, socio-economic impact assessment; and above all the creation of a Virtual Centre of Competence in 3D digitization. The VCC-3D will act as a catalyst in enhancing the sector's capacity for mass digitization of 3D assets – the tangible artefacts of the physical cultural heritage of the world. The 3D-COFORM consortium brings together 19 partners, mainly former core partners in the EPOCH NoE, to form a world class team on 3D-digisation complemented by an equally prestigious group of Cultural Heritage organizations, with the Victoria and Albert Museum as a full partner and signed-up collaborations from the Louvre, the Florentine Museums authority, the Museum of the Imperial Forums in Rome, World Heritage Sites in Cyprus and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The consortium also contains organizations tasked at a national level with helping museums move in these directions: CNRS-LC2RMF, the research arm of the French National Museums and CultNat the digitization body for cultural and natural heritage funded by the Egyptian Government. The combination in 3D-COFORM of research and take-up activities (VCC-3D) will contribute decisively to reinforce 3D-digitisation capability and to the realisation of the objectives of the European initiative on digital libraries and its flagship project Europeana (European Digital Library).

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
Watts Building Lewes Road -
Brighton, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: David Arnold
Tel.: +44 1273 642400
Fax: +44 1273 642405
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Rechbauerstrasse
GRAZ, Austria
Administrative contact: Sven Havemann
Tel.: +433168735403
Fax: +433168735402
E-mail
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Oude Markt
LEUVEN, Belgium
Administrative contact: Maria Vereeken
Tel.: +32-16-326504
Fax: +32-16-326515
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland
Raemistrasse
ZUERICH, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Luc Van Gool
Tel.: +41-44-6326578
Fax: +41-44-6321199
E-mail
THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Cyprus
KYPRANOROS 15
LEFKOSIA, Cyprus
Administrative contact: Franco Niccolucci
Tel.: +35722761101
Fax: +357 22 447800
E-mail
SPHERONVR AG
Germany
HAUPTSTRASSE 186
WALDFISCHBACH-BURGALBEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Gerhard Bonnet
Tel.: +49 6333 27660
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Hansastrasse
MUENCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Christoph Schulte
Tel.: +49-89-1205-2728
Fax: +49-89-1205-7534
E-mail
BREUCKMANN GMBH
Germany
Torenstrasse
Meersburg, Germany
Administrative contact: Bernd Breuckmann
Tel.: +49-7532-4346-12
Fax: +49-7532-4346-50
E-mail
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
Regina Pacis Weg
BONN, Germany
Administrative contact: Reinhard Klein
Tel.: +49 228 734201
Fax: -+49 228 734212
E-mail
CENTER FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE CULTNAT
Egypt
CAIRO ALEXANDRIA ROAD KM 28
GIZA, Egypt
Administrative contact: Fathi Saleh
Tel.: +202 3534 3222
Fax: +202 3539 2929
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
3, RUE MICHEL-ANGE
PARIS CEDEX 16, France
Administrative contact: Franck Charron
Tel.: +33-1-49604021
Fax: +33-1-49604146
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
N PLASTIRA STR
HERAKLION, Greece
Administrative contact: ZINOVIA PAPATHEODOROU
Tel.: +30-2610-391522
Fax: +30-2810-391555
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Piazza San Marco
Florence, Italy
Administrative contact: Vito Cappellini
Tel.: +390554796279
Fax: +390554237400
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Piazzale Aldo Moro
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Roberto Scopigno
Tel.: +390503152929
Fax: +390503152604
E-mail
PIN SOC.CONS. A R.L. - SERVIZI DIDATTICI E SCIENTIFICI PER L UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE
Italy
PIAZZA CIARDI
PRATO, Italy
Administrative contact: Cristina Pugi
Tel.: +00 0 000000
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
University Avenue
GLASGOW, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Seamus Ross
Tel.: +441413303635
Fax: +44-141-330-5611
E-mail
CMC Associates Ltd.
United Kingdom
CAIRNBANK ROAD
PENICUIK, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Mike Spearman
Tel.: +44 (0) 7812 378855
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
University Plain
NORWICH, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Tracy Moulton
Tel.: +44 1603 591482
Fax: +44 1603 591550
E-mail
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
United Kingdom
CROMWELL ROAD, SOUTH KENSINGTON
LONDON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: James Stevenson
Tel.: +44-207-942-2545
Fax: +44-207-942-2456
E-mail
MINISTERE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
France
rue de Valois, 3
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: N/A N/A
Tel.: +00 0 000000
E-mail
Record Number: 89256 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09