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3D-ICONS: 3d Digitisation of Icons of European Architectural and Archaeological Heritage

3D-ICONS proposes to digitise a series of architectural and archaeological masterpieces of world and European cultural significance and provide 3D models and related digital content to Europeana, with the aim of contributing to the critical mass of highly engaging content available users.

Public fascination with the architectural and archaeological heritage is well-known; it is proven to be one of the main reasons for tourism according to the UN World Tourism Organisation. Historic buildings and archaeological monuments form a significant component Europe’s cultural heritage; they are the physical testimonies of European history and of the events that led to the creation of the European landscape, as we know it today.

The project will exploit existing tools and methods to integrate them in a complete supply chain of 3D digitization to contribute a significant mass of 3D content to Europeana.

The project will exploit existing tools and methods, to integrate them in a complete supply chain of 3D digitization to contribute a significant mass of 3D content to Europeana.

The project will focus on UNESCO World Heritage monuments and other monuments of outstdanding value at European level, to illustrate a particular strand of Europe’s history. The digital content will include overall 3D models and reconstructions, enlarged models of important details, images, texts, videos. It will also include and re-contextualize in 3D, objects belonging to a monument but presently located elsewhere, for example in a museum. The project’s activities will include both new digitization as well as the conversion of some existing 3D data into formats which are accessible for Europeana users. The project’s anticipated impact is making accessible through Europeana an unprecedented quantity of high-quality, 3D, well-organized and attractive information about the masterpieces of European architecture and archaeology.

CyI Researcher

Dr. Sorin Hermon
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Additional Info

  • Acronym: 3D-ICONS
  • Center: STARC
  • Funding Source: European Commission
  • CyI Funding: 104,120.00
  • Starting Date: 01/02/2012
  • End Date: 31/01/2015
  • Coordinator: Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale (CISA)
  • Partners:

    Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale-CISA (IT), MDR PARTNERS (CONSULTING) LIMITED ((UK), CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE-CNR-ISTI (IT), ATHENA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & KNOWLEDGE TECHNOLOGIES-CETI (GR), The Discovery Programme Limited-DISC (IE), UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN-UJA-CAAI (ES), CMC Associates Ltd.-CMC )UK), POLITECNICO DI MILANO-POLIMI (IT), Visual Dimension bvba-VisDim (BE), ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LÉNSEIGNEMENT ET DES RECHRCHES AUPRES DES UNIVERSITES, DES CENTRES DE RECHERCHE ET DES ENTREPRISES DÁQUITAINE-ARCHEOTRANSFER (FR), FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER-FBK (IT), KONINKLIJKE MUSEA VOOR KUNST EN GESCHIEDENIS-KMKG (IT), THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION-CYI-STARC (CY), CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE-CNRS (FR), Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei-MNIR (RO), NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS-NTUA(GR).

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