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Geometric Reconstruction And noVel semantIc reunificaTion of culturAl heriTage objEcts

Objective

The overall objectives of the GRAVITATE project are to create a set of software tools that will allow archaeologists and curators to reconstruct shattered or broken cultural objects, to identify and re-unify parts of a cultural object that has been separated across collections and to recognise associations between cultural artefacts that will allow new knowledge and understanding of past societies to be inferred. The project involves, as partners, a world-renowned museum, an archaeology institute, and research partners working in the manipulation of 3-D objects, semantic analysis and ICT integration. The project is driven by the needs of the archaeological institutes, exemplified by a pertinent use case, the Salamis collection shared between Cyprus and the British Museum. Expertise in 3-D scanning from previous project experience enables the partners to embark on a programme of geometrical feature extraction and matching on the one hand, and semantic annotation and matching on the other. The integration of these approaches into a single decision support platform, with a full suite of visualisation tools will provide a unique resource for the cultural heritage research community. We anticipate that the insights to be gained from the use of these tools will lead to faster and more accurate reconstruction of cultural heritage objects for study and exhibition, to greater opportunities for reunification of objects between collections and greater insights into relationships between past societies which can be communicated as coherent narratives to the public through new forms of virtual and tangible displays, involving the reconstructed objects themselves as well as 3-D printed objects and digital visualisations.

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-REFLECTIVE-7-2014

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Net EU contribution
€ 661 902,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 661 902,50

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 432 485,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 432 485,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 366 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 366 000,00
BRITISH MUSEUM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 407 382,50
Address
Great Russell Street
WC1B 3DG London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 407 382,50
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 255 863,75
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 255 863,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 134 806,25
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 134 806,25
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD

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Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
The Senate Building Technion City 1
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 335 000,00
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia

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Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 335 000,00