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INtegration of technological Solutions for Imaging, Detection, and Digitisation of hidden Elements in artworks

Project description


ICT for access to cultural resources
The global objective of INSIDDE project is unveiling unknown features – hidden paint layers, overpaintings, possibly underdrawing steps, brushstroke textures, sealed contents of both 2D/3D artworks

Because cultural heritage is one of the most valuable assets of our continent, European institutions are strongly committed with its conservation and protection, but also with its worldwide diffusion through the utilisation of digital technologies. In this context, INSIDDE (INtegration of cost-effective Solutions for Imaging, Detection, and Digitisation of hidden Elements in paintings) project as an innovative solution for capturing, imaging, and digitising unknown details of paintings and 3D artworks by means of terahertz technology in a unique approach, with the purpose of going beyond our present knowledge and adding value to the cultural content. A versatile, easy to configure and affordable prototype – working in different frequency bands within the THz region – will provide a complete set of images of the paintings and sealed objects, revealing complementary information about its hidden features – such as underlying contents, pigment/substance identification, brushstroke texture, defects – through various processing techniques.The resulting enriched images and 3D models will be exploited in two manners: integrating them into the professional knowledge-sharing platform Europeana and developing an innovative smartphone application based on Augmented Reality. Although curators and art researches will benefit from our works, the key of INSIDDE lies in improving the experience of visitors at European museums and through the internet by increasing the digital resources at their disposal, leading to a more attractive interaction. Experts from academia, technological research centres, SMEs and end-users with large experience collaborating in international research projects constitute a well-balanced consortium, in which the participation of museums definitely plays an irreplaceable role and makes the difference between theoretical and applied results.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-9
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Coordinator

TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias Parcela 30
33428 Llanera Asturias
Spain

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Garcia (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 561 100

Participants (9)

4DDYNAMICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Middelmolenlaan 175
2100 Antwerp

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denise Grauzinis-Bartels (Mrs.)
3D DYNAMICS BVBA

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 527 700
Address
Vogelsanck 3
2970 Schilde

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denise Grauzinis-Bartels (Mrs.)
REGIONALEN ISTORICHESKI MUZEI - STARA ZAGORA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 126 840
Address
Boulevard Ruski 42
6000 Stara Zagora

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zhivko SIMITEV (Mr.)
Doerner Institut, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 288
Address
Barer Strasse 29
80799 München

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heike Stege (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 489 596
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Paz Suárez Rendueles (Dr.)
FUNDACION ITMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 480
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33428 Llanera

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Camporro Martín (Ms.)
CENTRO REGIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 545
Address
Calle Santa Ana 1
33003 Oviedo

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Fernández Verdes (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 270 930
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
CHIARA MUSTARELLI (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 400 627
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Svetlana Lamens-Lebedeva (Ms.)