TA2 Experts Conference in Maribor: Virtual Storytelling in Cultural Heritage @ ACE KIBLA Maribor
Nov 27 all-day
TA2 Experts Conference in Maribor: Virtual Storytelling in Cultural Heritage @ ACE KIBLA Maribor

Conference title: Virtual Storytelling in Cultural Heritage

European Project: Virtual Multimodal Museum / ViMM

Section: Thematic Area 2 Directions

Venue: Multimedia Centre KIBLA and KIBLA PORTAL, Maribor, Slovenia

Date: 27th of November, 9:00 — 18:00

Key speakers: Francesca Guerrera, Kaja Antlej, Vincent de Koning, Tadej Vindiš, Savvas Varitimiadis, Ghislaine Boddington, Bogdan Šteh.


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There is a need for knowledge about tools to be used in the creation of Virtual Museums (of all types) as well as a need for an easy way to access best practice examples for designing a VM (from narrative to interaction).

Virtual Multimodal Museum, Thematic Area 2: Directions identifies and assesses emerging technical issues, innovations and tools which can improve the ‘digital encounter’, such as quality of images, sonic narratives, display and interactivity with digital objects, new ways of personalized storytelling, embodied interaction, user-generated content and adaptive guidance. This will help establish the main technical ‘pipelines’ for virtual media and its different, adapted ways to bridge the physical and the digital world (depending on the user location, i.e. at home/office/school or on site, where the environment is paramount).

On the conference we will work it out following themes/relying on the experts/still under construction:

  • design process, technical and financial viability and maintenance of VM collections and functionalities;
  • innovative tools and methods to extract meaning from digital artefacts, including video recordings, audio recordings, digital images, text, multispectral and thermal information and 3D representations of objects or scenes;
  • the potential of the Cloud to enhance the ability of both existing museums and ‘start-up’ VM to support and sustain use of new ICT technology e.g. through reducing costs and storing content;
  • possibilities for assisting curation of different types of VM by providing layout options which allow for flexibility and diversity of appearance, interactive personalization by users of the viewing experience and depth of information depending on their interests, age, technical skills and depth of understanding;
  • establishing meaningful narratives for collections and displays and story-led interpretation within VM and addressing the fundamental issues required to make this happen e.g. workable frameworks for image rights and the ability of museums to support new ICT technology;
  • the process and methods of scientific validation of VM information (currently quite advanced concerning the visualization of antiquities and objects but not sufficiently elaborated and structured concerning multiple experiences and interaction of the visitor with VM);
  • selection of different interfaces (hand-held, PC-based, integrated, smart replicas) that allow seamlessly blending or being an addition to the on-site and on-line dimensions;
  • robust and standardized presentation (html5, webGL3, DX12/13, JAVA, …) and transfer techniques (http/ftp/sftp/lan and others) for porting content accessibly to the user, designed for specific device hardware types (mobile/desktop etc.);
  • the use of social media networks to enhance the dissemination process of published content by linking users together, sharing their experiences and creating groups of interest; identification of content;
  • methods for crowdsourcing content and allowing user-generated content on cloud-computing for VM.

The aim is to give insight into the steps to be taken before implementing VR/AR in a heritage experience. The WGs aim is to give a clear overview of all the possibilities concerning technologies needed to implement VR/AR, content development, and sustainable development.

ViMM has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Program as Coordination and Support Action, under GA n° 727107.

Nov 28 – Dec 1 all-day

HECTOR International colloquium 2017 @ Palace of the Academies in Brussels.
Nov 29 all-day

The HECTOR research project is pleased to invite you to its International colloquium which will take place the 29th November 2017 in the Palace of the Academies in Brussels.


The colloquium « Trust (in) the Digital Transition » invites you to discover the research results of the HECTOR project. In addition, Belgian and international experts from the public and the private sector will share their experience. Together, they will consider how the legal framework, standards, and certification mechanisms can ensure trustworthy management and archiving of digital information.

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The HECTOR research project (2014-2018), is the result of a partnership between the State Archives of Belgium, the Université de Namur, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Université de Montréal. Its main objective is to analyse the transformation, organization and preservation of the hybrid information management (paper-based and digital) within the Belgian federal administrations, in order to facilitate the transition towards a trusted, secure and efficient electronic administration.

Trust (in) the digital transition

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017 @ SQUARE
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

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2o Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Ψηφιοποίησης Πολιτιστικής Κληρονομιάς euromed2017 @ Thesalia University
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

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Informal meeting of EU Ministers of Culture @ National Palace of Culture
Feb 28 all-day

Subject: Culture as an inclusive value of Europe

Place: Sofia, National Palace of Culture

Eighth Meeting of ASEM Ministers of Culture @ National Palace of Culture
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day

Subject: “Culture as Soft power in International Relations. EU’s strategic approach“


– Supporting culture as an engine for sustainable social and economic development;

– Promoting culture and intercultural dialogue for peaceful inter community relations

– Strengthening/reinforcing cooperation on cultural heritage

Place: Sofia, National Palace of Culture

International conference @ Sofia
Mar 15 – Mar 16 all-day

Subject: “Copyright in the Digital Single Market”

International conference @ Plovdiv
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

Subject: “Cultural heritage – for  a more reliable Europe”

European Borders and Encounter Regions in Transition @ Vienna
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

Conference on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Vienna from April 12th till 14th, 2018

The conference is organized by the local organizing comitee that includes Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmale und Dr. Marion Romberg (University Vienna) in close cooperation with Prof. Axel Klausmeier (Berlin, Berlin Wall Foundation) and undersecretary Dr. Uwe Koch (Berlin, German National Committee for Monument Protection (DNK), Dr. Gerhard Sälter (Berlin, The Berlin Wall Memorial) und Prof. Matthias Wemhoff (Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte).

Contact information:
University of Vienna, Department of History
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmale
Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna (Austria)
Phone: +43 1 4277 40838