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« Paris disparu, Paris restitué » : la Crypte du parvis de Notre -Dame nous invite à voyager dans le temps- Paris (France)
A l’occasion du jubilé de Notre-Dame de Paris, qui célèbre ses 850 ans, le parvis et la muséographie de la Crypte archéologique sont entièrement rénovés. Les opérations de nettoyage archéologique, les nouvelles découvertes et les technologies modernes mises en place permettent une restitution claire et interactive de la capitale à travers les âges. Voyage entre Lutèce et Paris…
+ info: http://patrimoine-environnement.fr/paris-disparu-paris-restitue-la-crypte-du-parvis-de-notre-dame-nous-invite-a-voyager-dans-le-temps/

Film 'The Chapel', a tribute to an exceptional decaying protestant temple in Zeliszów, Poland, designed by Karl Langhans and built in 1796-1797
In this video film maker Patryk Kizny takes on a visual tour of a beautiful Protestant chapel located in Zeliszów, Poland. Designed by Karl Langhans and built in 1796-1797 the chapel, as you can see, is now in ruins. This however does nothing to take away from it’s beauty. The dramatic music and sweeping cinematography come together to give us a true sense of how grand this chapel is and how much it has endured through the centuries. I also appreciate Kizny’s decision to use time lapse video so we can see the different ways the space is illuminated throughout the day
Also watch the “making of The Chapel” video and see the work that went into creating this chance for us to view something we probably would have never seen otherwise.
+ info: http://thechapelfilm.com/

Avec l’application mobile « Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculanum”, le British Museum amorce une nouvelle politique numérique
A l’occasion de sa nouvelle grande exposition “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculanum”, le British Museum a lancé une application mobile « Pompeii and Herculanum”. Très riche, utilisant la réalité augmentée mais payante … cette application illustre la nouvelle stratégie multimédia du musée de Londres.
En produisant et en distribuant sa première véritable application, le British Museum en tend répondre à un double défi: tester la mise en oeuvre d’une application innovante auprès de son public, mais aussi se positionner sur le marché du multimédia…
+ info: http://www.club-innovation-culture.fr/avec-lapplication-mobile-life-and-death-in-pompeii-and-herculanum-le-british-museum-amorce-une-nouvelle-politique-numerique/

Prehistoric rock art becomes digital research project, 3D-Pitoti" receives support from the European Union
A team of scientists from England, Austria, Italy and Germany is investigating new procedures for the analysis of the chiselled figures and drawings. The project „3D-Pitoti" has the goals of developing highly exact 3D-digitising technologies, intelligent classification methods and interactive visualisation technologies. These should facilitate the scientific analysis and public presentation of this UNESCO world cultural heritage site that is so difficult to access. The Department of Virtual Reality at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is receiving €480,320 in financial support from the European Union…
+ info: http://www.uni-weimar.de/en/media/news/news/titel/praehistorische-felskunst-wird-digital-forschungsprojekt-3d-pitoti-erhaelt-foerderung-der-euro/

Participatory cartographies applied to heritage. Four experiences (Spain)
Article by Daniel Barrera Fernández
America Patrimonio Journal
Participatory cartographies allow people to show on a map different situations that form the territory where they live. This process is carried out wiyhout intermediaries. Concerning heritage, participatory cartographies are being used to reflect those highly valued buildings, spaces or events that contribute to create the identity of a community. Moreover, these processes are useful to give expression to the relations and conflicts related to local heritage.
In this article, four experiences concerning heritage and participatory cartographies are exposed: the sound map of Malaga, the Mapeandonos initiative, the workshop called “What maps don’t show” and the Malagaturismo project. In all cases goals, methodology and conclusions are presented.
+ info: http://www.revistaamericapatrimonio.org/edicion_contenedor_las_cartografias.html
Posted by FUUH member: Barrera, Daniel

Interactive television of cultural heritage and multimedia e-book of Roman Emona
Paper by Kaja Antlej; Roman Uršič; Mojca Šavnik and Bernarda Županek
In the last decade an increased number of digitised and digital-born cultural heritage (CH)
content in form of texts, images, sound recordings, videos and 3D models can be observed. This material is frequently disseminated in incoherent way on various websites. The paper deals with the potential of interactive television (ITV) for aggregation, integration and presentation of different types of CH content.
Based on cloud computing and HTML5 ITV with added tools for social communication and c
ompatibility with the other content management systems (CMS) is becoming a new type of tool for information exchange…
+ info: http://www.academia.edu/3428665/Interactive_television_of_cultural_heritage_and_multimedia_e-book_of_Roman_Emona

Paper - “Virtual Guide. Evaluation of a Mobile Museum Visit”
By Natasa Michailidou and Dr. Despoina Tsiafaki
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning. 26-28 February 2009. Barcelona (Spain)
ISBN: 978-972-8924-77-5 © 2009 IADIS
The ‘Virtual Guide’ project developed an advanced Guide system for Museums and Exhibitions using low-costtechnologies. The goal of the ‘Virtual Guide’ project was to offer a rich and interesting visiting experience and toimprove the attractiveness and accessibility of Museums and their exhibits.Operation Scenario: The visitor enters a Museum and picks up a portable electronic device (PDA) in the reception. Heregisters his profile and selects one of the available tours. The ‘Virtual Guide’ system provides automated locationawareness and rich multimedia and interactive content.The focus of the present paper is the Evaluation procedure that ran through the ‘Virtual Guide’ project and was dividedinto Front-end, Formative and Summative. This procedure aimed to include in the design and implementation of the project the demands and needs of the potential users from a PDA-based guide for Museums.
+ info: http://www.academia.edu/3509184/_Virtual_Guide._Evaluation_of_a_Mobile_Museum_Visit_

Digital reincarnation for Dunhuang's Buddhist art
Inching their cameras along a rail inside the chamber, specialists use powerful flashes to light up paintings of female Buddhist spirits drawn more than 1,400 years ago.
One click after another illuminates colourful scenes of hunters, Buddhas, flying deities, Bodhisattvas and caravanserais painted on the walls of the Mogao caves in northwest China, considered the epitome of Buddhist art -- and now in existential danger.
From the fourth century onwards the 492 largely hand-dug caves near Dunhuang, a desert oasis and crossroads on the Silk Road, acted as a depository for Buddhist art for around a millennium.
Unesco describes the World Heritage Site as "the largest, most richly endowed, and longest used treasure house of Buddhist art in the world"…
+ info: http://www.france24.com/en/20130524-digital-reincarnation-dunhuangs-buddhist-art

Ciudad Blanca, Legendary Lost City, Possibly Found In Honduran Rain Forest
New images of a possible lost city hidden by Honduran rain forests show what might be the building foundations and mounds of Ciudad Blanca, a never-confirmed legendary metropolis.
Archaeologists and filmmakers Steven Elkins and Bill Benenson announced last year that they had discovered possible ruins in Honduras' Mosquitia region using lidar, or light detection and ranging. Essentially, slow-flying planes send constant laser pulses groundward as they pass over the rain forest, imaging the topography below the thick forest canopy…
+ info: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/ciudad-blanca-lost-city-found-honduras_n_3280344.html

 
 
Agenda 
 

XIV UNIVERSEUM Meeting “University heritage today: Beyond public engagement?”
06 - 08 June 2013 Valencia. Spain
Organizers: The European Academic Heritage Network UNIVERSEUM and The López Piñero Institute for the History of Medicine and Science (Universitat de València – CSIC)
Contact: pedro.ruiz-castell@uv.es
DEADLINE: 28 feb 2013
+ info: http://www.universeum.it/valencia2013/

XI Forum International of Sudies "Le Vie dei Mercanti"
13 - 15 June 2013 Aversa & Capri. Italy
Organizers: Second University of Naples and BENECON SCaRL
Contact: leviedeimercanti@unina2.it
DEADLINE: 7 ene 2013
+ info: http://www.leviedeimercanti.it/2013eng
Posted by FUUH member: Ciambrone, Alessandro

8th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
19 - 22 June 2013 Lisboa. Portugal
Organizers: AISTI - Associação Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação & ISEGI / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Contact: cistimail@gmail.com
DEADLINE: 15 feb 2013
+ info: http://www.aisti.eu/cisti2013

South-east European Virtual heritage School Digital Storytelling for Virtual Museums
24 - 28 June 2013 Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Organizers: Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo
Contact: asadzak@etf.unsa.ba
+ info: http://v-must.net/schools/south-east-european-virtual-heritage-school-digital-storytelling-virtual-museums

XXIV International CIPA Symposium "Recording, Documentation and Cooperation for Cultural Heritage"
02 - 06 September 2013 Strasbourg. France
Organizers: CIPA, ICOMOS, ISPRS, SFPT and INSA Strasbourg
Contact: pierre.grussenmeyer@insa-strasbourg.fr
DEADLINE: 10 abr 2013
+ info: http://www.cipa2013.org/

17th Triennial Conference: "Building Strong Culture through Conservation"
15 - 19 September 2013 Melbourne. Australia
Organizers: ICOM-CC
Contact: info@icom-cc2014.org
DEADLINE: 26 abr 2013
+ info: http://www.icom-cc2014.org/

Taller ILAM - Uso del software ABC para la optimización de tu Centro de Documentación
27 September - 08 November 2013 -- Modalidad virtual - Profesor: Álvaro Agudo Guevara
Organizers: La Fundación ILAM
Contact: info@talleresilam.org
+ info: http://ilam.org/component/content/854.html?task=view

Digital Heritage 2013
28 October - 01 November 2013 Marseille. France
Organizers: CNRS (french National Center for Scientific Research) on behalf of the MAP Laboratory, in collaboration with local research institutions Provence (Aix-Marseille University, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CICRP, School of Architecture and INRIA)
Contact: info@digitalheritage2013.org
DEADLINE: 9 jun 2013
+ info: http://www.digitalheritage2013.org/

International Conference Built Heritage 2013 "Monitoring Conservation Management"
18 - 20 November 2013 Milan. Italy
Organizers: Politecnico di Milano
Contact: bh2013@polimi.it
DEADLINE: 15 mar 2013
+ info: http://www.bh2013.polimi.it

 
Publications 
 
Proceedings of EVA (Electronic Imaging and Visual Arts) Florence 2008
edited by Vito Cappellini. Firenze University Press
ISBN 978-88-6655-127-0 (print)
ISBN 978-88-6655-130-0 (online

Year: 2012
The key aim of this Event is to provide a forum for the user, supplier and scientific research communities to meet and exchange experiences, ideas and plans in the wide area of Culture & Technology.
Participants receive up to date news on new EC and international arts computing & telecommunications initiatives as well as on Projects in the visual arts field, in archaeology
and history.
Working Groups and new Projects are promoted. Scientific and technical demonstrations are presented…
+ info: http://www.fupress.com/Archivio/pdf%5C5189.pdf
 

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