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Tools and Expertise for 3D Collection Formation

Project description

Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning 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.


 

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
Address
Lewes Road Mithras House
BN2 4AT Brighton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 573 173
Administrative Contact
David Arnold (Prof.)

Participants (19)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 441 000
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Havemann (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 755 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 679 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luc Van Gool (Prof.)
THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 456 000
Address
Konstantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Franco Niccolucci (Prof.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 530 000
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Klein (Prof.)
SPHERONVR AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 201 000
Address
Hauptstrasse 186
67714 Waldfischbach-burgalben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Bonnet (Mr.)
BREUCKMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Torenstrasse 14
88709 Meersburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd Breuckmann (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 841 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
CENTER FOR DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE CULTNAT
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 69 999
Address
Cairo Alexandria Road Km 28
- Giza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fathi Saleh (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 373 824
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franck Charron (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 421 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
ZINOVIA PAPATHEODOROU (Ms.)
PIN SOC.CONS. A R.L. - SERVIZI DIDATTICI E SCIENTIFICI PER L UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 470 000
Address
Piazza Ciardi 25
59100 Prato
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Pugi (Ms)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 000
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vito Cappellini (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 624 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberto Scopigno (Mr.)
CMC Associates Ltd.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 198 999
Address
Cairnbank Road 15A
EH26 9DR Penicuik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mike Spearman (Dr.)
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 000
Address
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
SW7 2RL London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Stevenson (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 999
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Seamus Ross (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tracy Moulton (Ms.)
MINISTERE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De Valois 3
75042 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)