DigiArt

Liverpool John Moores University

England

Project title

DigiArt

Project Duration

2015 - 2018

Total project grant

€ 2,354,147

Lead partners

Liverpool John Moores University (UK)

Partners

Archeologie Andennaise (Belgium)

CNRS (France)

ITI-CERTH (Greece)

Pix4D (Switzerland)

The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Greece)

Vulcan UAV (UK)

EU Funding Opportunity

Horizon 2020

DigiArt, which received a grant of €2.3 million through Horizon 2020, is aimed at providing a new, cost efficient solution to the capture, processing and display of cultural artefacts, changing the ways in which the public can interact with cultural objects and spaces.

This multidisciplinary partnership, led by Liverpool John Moores University allows archaeologists and anthropologists to collaborate with engineers and computer experts in order to address challenges and innovate. Together, they are developing new, cost-effective solutions that will combine images and information into immersive, interactive 3D displays.

Further work focuses on connecting individual artefacts online to create an ‘internet of historical things’. Such a virtual collection will enable experts and other enthusiasts to access high-quality material online, allowing them to study pieces that might otherwise have been difficult to access.

A person connected to the internet will be able to hold a virtual museum object and will be able to find other similar objects elsewhere in the museum, or in a museum in a different country. The ambition is to present artefacts, linked to their context, in an immersive display with virtual and/or with augmented reality.