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       Université italienne cherche partenaire e content
       Mon, 17 Mar 2003 12:07:48 +0100 (MET)

An Italian University is looking for eContent partners for the "C.HE.VI.M." project .Its aim is the
development of new services for European museums. 
In the attached document you will find an explication of the project's objectives.

[Project acronym]
[Project full title]
Cultural HEritage: VIrtual Museums 
- for enhanced Real Visits by wireless palmtop computer aid -

Proposal abstract

The aim of the project is the development of new services for enhanced real visits to European
museums,  promoting a unified appearance of European art and culture.
Specifically, the project is oriented to the development of  digital repositories and multilingual
websites on European art and culture, to be exploited, during real visits in museums, by visitors
provided with wireless palmtop computers connected to Internet.
The service allows the visitors to have high-quality real visits to museums, since they can use the
palmtop to interact with the websites and benefit from very small details and views of the exhibited
masterpieces that cannot be seen directly, as well as to obtain additional information to the
masterpieces also by on-line virtual visits to art collections of other European museums (collection
of the same author or artistic school, etc.). For the purpose, retrieval from image database,
founded on painting image contours will also be developed.
In such a way the service stimulates the sustainable realization of distributed digital repositories
for the European Cultural Heritage, which complete and enrich the quality of the real visit by
on-line virtual tours. 

Partners must be from EU Member States and have the following characteristics: 

Partner typology:       private company,  university, museum, etc.
Domain of interest:     hardware/software production, development of cultural and artistic digital
repositories,  dissemination and exploitation of new artistic and cultural services for museums,
Role in the project:    artistic and cultural data gathering, digital repository development,
multimedia website production, dissemination and exploitation 


Emanuela Dané
Apre- Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea-
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 25
00144 Roma 
tel. +39065911817
email. dane@apre.it