The Hungarian National Museum, National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information organized the ‘MUZEUM@DIGIT’ International Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage on 5-6th November, 2014.

During the two days of the conference a wide range of perspectives, trends and possibilities of museum digitalization regarding the future plans of this field were discussed. Some of our topics were: Europeana Strategy 2020, aggregation in the Hungarian National Museum, digitalization projects, the digital museum, opportunities of digital technology in museums (storytelling, 3D solutions).

The conference gave an opportunity also to the companies operating in this area to demonstrate their profile. Attending our conference presented a great value to meet industry experts and professional lecturers from Hungary and other European countries as well.




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  • Zsolt Bánki

    Hungarian language and literature teacher, has a degree in library - information technology. Since 2006, he has worked for Petőfi Museum of Literary, currently he is the Head of Department of Library and Information Technology. He is specialized in the museum information technology, museum libraries and in digital preservation of cultural heritage. In addition to elaborating the Museum’s information technology strategy, he is responsible for the development and application of the integrated museum collection management system. Leads several EU projects and he is a museum information technology inspector appointed by the EMMI.

    Ágoston Berger

    He graduated from the University of Szeged as a biologist in 2008, later in 2010, as a software engineer. After spending a year as a trainee at Nokia Siemens Networks, he has been with Mongoose Ltd since 2009. He takes part in the development of Qulto (formerly HunTéka, both in library and in museum field. He started to deal with the issue of aggregation in relation to the project Europeana Inside, their recent project strongly applies the results and solutions achieved there.

    Ildikó Boros

    Ildikó Boros is a Head of Department of Collection Management at the Library of Parliament and member of the Digitized Legislative Body of Knowledge workgroup.

    Kelly Cannon

    Kelly is a Fulbright Fellow researching interwar and contemporary photography in Hungary. Her work in Budapest is aimed at creating digital access to art historical resources. She is also the Cataloguer and Assistant Digital Content Strategist of the Thomas Walther Collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, for which she is helping to build a digital research platform on modernist photography. She previously worked as a Research Assistant for the International Center of Photography’s 2014 Triennial of contemporary photography and video and an Editorial Assistant at the Aperture Foundation.

    Szabolcs Dancs

    Project Director of the National Széchényi Library, formerly (2011-2014) Director of Collection Management. Since the autumn of 2013, he has managed ELDORADO project. In 2010 due to his efforts in processing the bare parts of the national library a new organizational unit (Retrospective Processing Unit) was set up. Prior to that, he managed the Institute’s Collection Organization Department for two years. Szabolcs Dancs has been publishing in professional journals since 2004 and for many years worked for Library Observer as a Polish, Slovak and Czech language responsible. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board of Book, Library, Librarian and an advisory member to Scientific and Technical Information Service. He graduated from University of Pécs and Debrecen. Organizer and participant of a number of domestic and international conferences, workshops and has been representing the national library at UNESCO's Hungarian National Commission for Communication and Information Committee for many years.

    András Fehér

    Head of business unit at Human Soft Ltd.; Managing Director at Mensor3D.
    Led several projects on application of 3D technologies. Most recently with the SziME3D research project, he analyzed the usefulness of the 3D technology in the field of cultural heritage conservation. In addition to the technological research, he deals with the issues of management and sustainability of the preserved heritage.

    Gabriella Fukker

    As a head of the department at the Ministry of Transportation and Water Management, later at the Prime Minister’s Office she participated in the planning EU program for 2004-2006 and for 2007-2013. Between 2007 and 2013 she worked as a consultant in the private sector, later as a businesswoman. In the autumn, 2013 she returned to the civil service and as a head of the department at the Ministry of National Economy she is responsible for the European Union planning, particularly for the Economic Development and Innovation operational program (Ginop).

    Csaba Kelemen

    He studied economics at Corvinus University of Budapest specialized in international relations, also completed his PhD studies in 2012. He started his career in the Ministry of Information and Communications, and continued it at the subsequent ministries being in charge of information society. He has been working for the State Secretariat of the Ministry of National Development responsible for Info-communication since 2010, where he deals with the issues of industry strategic and development policy. Since April 2012, he has been the Deputy Head of Information and Communications Project Management Department of the Ministry of National Development.

    Tímea Kókai Nagy

    She graduated as an economist and has been working in the cultural sector since 2004, formerly for the Budapest Film Office as a project manager, later as the Director of Strategy. Currently she is a marketing manager of Concerto Budapest, the resident orchestra of Liszt Academy of Music. She started dealing with the very complex and far-reaching interrelation of culture and digitization in 2011. She gained further practical experience at the College of Communication and Business attending a training on digital marketing.

    Éva Kómár

    Museum librarian, museum IT specialist and staff member in Petőfi Literary Museum since 1993. In the 1990’s her main job was taking care of the writers’ legacies. Since 2003, she has been engaged in the methodological issues of exploring museum special materials in database systems as well as in online publication of digital contents. Participates in the preparation of the sectorial aggregation service of the Hungarian National Museum as well as international projects for the development of digital content services. Currently specialized in organization, operation and use of museum collections management technologies and providing info-communication support for new exhibitions.

    Lajos Lovas

    General Director of the Hungarian National Digital Archives and Film Institute, he was born in 1967, Budapest. Professor, sociologist, PhD student at ELTE Graduate School of Literary Studies, Péter Zsoldos prize winner writer, member of the Hungarian Writers' Association. In 2011, Ministerial Commissioner, responsible for the establishing of the Hungarian National Digital Archives and Film Institute later General Director of the institution. Earlier he worked for the State Secretariat of Culture of the Ministry of National Resources as a head of the department responsible for digitization. Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Hungarian News Agency, vice president, director of the Public Environmental Research Institute.

    Balázs Mischinger

    Chief technology officer at Basiliskus 3D Graphics Studio. The company is currently working with two pieces of 3D scanner and four 3D printer, and tries to provide services for the sectors (museums, goldsmiths, modelers, board game makers, animators, etc. ...), where the technology is not widespread. The company is dedicated to provide 3D solutions to diverse problems with competitive price and quality, which allows the partners to select the most appropriate solution for them.

    Magdolna Nagy

    Since December 2012, she is responsible for marketing and communication activities of the Education and Training Centre in the Open Air Museum, including its website, the image of the Autumn Festival of the Museums and the website and communication of the Festival. She has seven-year experience in online marketing (British Council), previously managed marketing-communication departments at international companies. She has a BA in economics and marketing and MBA.

    Edina Németh

    She has worked in European research programs and has supported information and communication technology projects and applicants since 1999. She has been supporting the European Union’s Research Framework Programme since the fifth framework programme. She took part in creating many projects and in European professional task forces (European Research Area, ICT Research Portal, EU13). At the moment she is the national relationship manager of Horizon 2020 ICT and FET programmes at the National Innovation Office.

    Joris Pekel

    Joris Pekel is the community coordinator cultural heritage at the Europeana Foundation. At Europeana he closely works together with memory institutions to open up cultural heritage data for everybody to enjoy and reuse. He is also coordinator of the OpenGLAM Network that promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) and brings together organisations, institutions and individuals that share this goal.

    László Peregovits

    Graduated as a research biologist at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 1983. During the next three decade he was a chief museologist of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. His research interests are taxonomy, biogeography, biological databases, digitalisation of cultural heritage. From the 2000’s he led the Hungarian teams in several EU Framework projects (e.g., BHL-Europe, BioCase, Fauna Europe, STERNA, Synthesys). Since the mid-1980s leading his own firm dealing with editing, desktop publishing, database design. Among others they designed and implemented the digital racing system of the Hungarian Horse Racing Company and based on that the digitalisation of company journals publishing.

    Péter Peti

    After graduating as a telecommunications engineer, he worked for Malév for decades. After the change of the government system in Hungary, he took up different positions in private sector, benefited from his systematic approach. Since 1988, he has been dealing with digital image capture theory and practice. Founder of, an online cultural magazine being active since the turn of the millennium. As a photographer, his interest has turned towards the technical photography in recent years.

    Miklós Rajzcy

    Graduated as a research biologist at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 1976, PhD in botany (bryophyte taxonomy). Joined the Hungarian Natural History Museum in 1976 as the Curator of Bryophytes in the Botanical Department. From 1989 to 2014 was the leader of IT in HNHM. From the 80's he has been concerned with scientific and collection databases. He was the IT member of the HNHM team in various EU projects as MUSoNET, STERNA, BHL-Europe, EDIT, Natural Europe, Synthesys.

    Dávid Ritter

    Since 2005, he has headed the Information Technology Directorate of Eötvös Loránd University. He is responsible for the operation, management and development of the university's IT infrastructure and services. As President of the Technology Council of the National Information Infrastructure Development Institute, he deals with the issues of the application, development and integration of information technology related to Hungarian higher education, research institutions and public collections. He is particularly interested in content management, introduction of new technologies and respectively their interaction.

    Zsófia Ruttkay

    Worked for 25 years in domestic and Dutch academic institutions as an IT researcher in artificial intelligence and computer graphics field. Her pioneering researches – including the topic of virtual people – are internationally recognized. She, as an assistant professor at Moholy-Nagy University of Art founded the Creative Technology Lab using her experience gained abroad. The Lab’s interdisciplinary researches and experiments mainly focus on the usage of new technologies in the field of learning, reading and cultural heritage conservation by creation of new genres.

    Szabolcs Serfőző, PhD

    Since 2011, he has been a staff member at the Museum of Applied Arts, the editor of the institution's online collection database; between 2012 and-2014 technical coordinator of the PartagePlus project.

    Zita Sor

    Photo restorer at the Hungarian National Museum. She graduated from the University of Miskolc, Faculty of Cultural Anthropology, later she got post-graduation at the Academy of Fine Arts with specialization in paper and leather restoring. In 2003, she spent nine months at the
    George Eastman House photo restoration workshop. She completed a training course called "Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs' at the Getty Conservation Institute at the University of Fine Arts Bratislava, entitled "Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs', and was admitted to the advanced photo restoration training course of the same institution.

    Ildikó Sz. Fejes

    Born in 1967 in Budapest, Hungary, she graduated from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts majoring in history and archaeology. She earned a postgraduate degree in European experts at University of Miskolc, Faculty of Economics. In 2014, she acquired Arts & Business Manager qualification at University of Applied Sciences, Budapest. She has more than twenty years working experience in the Hungarian National Museum: including database building, participating in Internet and multimedia content development EU projects. Since 2011, she has been heading the National Museological Methodology and Information Centre (OMMIK).
    OMMIK as a background institution supports the work of the Department of Public Collection of the Ministry of Human Capacities by gathering, organizing, ongoing maintenance of data related to museums and by providing support for the museums themselves. As a centre for digitization methodology, OMMIK also provides professional information services and fulfils organization and co-ordination tasks as well.

    Zoltán Szatucsek

    Manager of the Co-ordination Centre of the Hungarian National Archives, chief archivist. He earned a degree in Debrecen as a historian. Since 1997, he has worked for the Hungarian National Archives. He is specialized in the preservation of electronic records and digitization of archival. Member of the Expert Group of Archives of the European Commission, Chairman of the DLM Forum Foundation established by the Committee and represents the MNL in the European Archives Portal Project Executive Committee. On behalf of the MNL, he was the initiator and the leader of the Electronic Archives project side completed in 2013. His current fields of interest are the history of archives, theory of archives and the role of the archives among the cultural institutions of the modern society.

    Dr. János Tari

    President of AVICOM, associate professor at the Department of Communication and Media Studies of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. During his 33-year chief curatorial activity at Museum of Ethnography he participated in several ethnographic and anthropological documentaries, interactive museum exhibits, publications and audio-visual as well as he created the ethnographic digital film archive. AVICOM officer since 1992.

    Dr. Judit Tóvári

    She earned a degree in history and library at Eötvös Loránd University, later PhD degree in history. She is a lecturer at Esterhazy Károly College and Eötvös Loránd University, teaches BA, MA and PhD students. Her field of research includes the sources of digital library, library processing of electronic bibliographic sources, e-learning methodology.

    Jasper Visser

    Jasper is a change agent, innovator and facilitator specialised in culture, heritage and the arts. With over 10 years of international experience he helps institutions put their audience at the heart of business, formulate strategies for the future and build successful teams. Jasper is cofounder of several startups that turn his ideas into reality, author of the Digital Engagement Framework, blogger at The Museum of the Future and can regularly be found in good museum cafés around the world.

    Egor Yakovlev

    He was born in 1980 in Moscow. Since 2011 he works as a business developer and Creative Director in a Dutch company that develops free and open platform for creating the audio guides. In previous years he worked in the field of cartography, 3D modeling, in-car navigation.

  • Zsolt Bánki: Terminology mapping software development in AthenaPlus projects. Experiment to create multilingual track back application by semantic tools

    The Terminology Management Platform (TMP) – Linked Heritage and the AthenaPlus software development projects – allows cultural institutions to publish easily their terminologies in Linked Data format on the Semantic Web. The “Terminology” as used in the context of TMP means natural language classification, knowledge organization system and controlled vocabularies. The development focuses on the thesaurus of the cultural institutions, but other types of classifications, terminologies, glossaries objects can be treated by TMP. The TMP’s developers aim to support the creation of new terminologies and to build connection network among existing terminologies. The purpose of the current development is to support multilingualism and to improve the quality of metadata published on semantic web by Europeana. TMP supports SKOS format recommended by Europeana.

    Ágoston Berger: Building museum aggregates in the Hungarian National Museum – project background work

    Building a museum aggregation system poses several problems for both the collection and the server side. The load management engine should treat the data globally and also on records level by institution taking into account that different sources provide different data structure and semantics. Similar problems arise during the data the transmission, since the set of data to be transmitted to the portal and Europeana site are heterogeneous. To the above mentioned problems Europeana Connection Kit (ECK) integrated into engine Qulto seems to be the solution.

    Ildikó Boros: The digitization project of the Parliament Library

    During the Digitized Legislative Body of Knowledge (DTT1) project 2 million pages of Hungarian-language books published between 1850 and 2010 (legal, science history, parliamentary and political publications), periodicals (law and social science journals) and sources of law (bulletins) were digitized. The digitized documents can be accessed in accordance with the copyright legislation in force.

    Kelly Cannon: Object: Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949

    This presentation will preview Object:Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949, a digital research platform to be launched by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in December 2014. Object:Photo will feature dynamic data visualizations, scholarly essays, and detail pages that allow users to flexibly query and filter historical and material research to yield new results about a collection of 341 modern photographs and their creators. The presentation will also place this publication in the context of similar digital humanities projects in the United States.

    Szabolcs Dancs: ELDORADO: a European approach to digital content service

    The ELDORADO project being implemented under SROP tender aims to create a complex digital service system based on the collections of libraries and intends to provide access to the Hungarian (especially written) cultural values, regardless their legal or digital status, in line with the European efforts (European Digital Agenda, i2010, New Renaissance, Horizon 2020, etc.). This requires close cooperation in the cultural sector actors: the publishers, publishing associations, government agencies responsible for the protection of intellectual property, etc. The acronym ELDORADO stands for in English National System of Electronic Document Delivery, Database and Document Libraries. The eminent aim of the service is to support and consolidate the ongoing digitization processes in the libraries by a well-defined workflow tracking as well as to offer tools for genuine digital content service, thereby helping to "revitalize" commercially not available publications in digital form. Compared to "traditional" projects with the same purpose, in addition to developing the system specification, it was and still is a particular challenge to promote cooperation in the cultural sector, to raise the awareness of the stakeholders and to create a legal environment, which meets the challenges of a renewing digital society.

    András Fehér: Top art technology solutions in the protection of monuments and architecture

    Hungary has an incredibly rich cultural heritage. The preservation, the digital documentation of the heritage and its presentation in a spectacular way is the interests of all of us. The SziMe 3D AR and later the Mensor 3D project utilizes the latest 3D technologies for 3D protection of the national monuments and artefacts of national importance. We seek to exploit our product in museums, tourism and educational field. We know that researchers, teachers, students, tourists and other cyberspace roamers wish to receive different things from the opportunities offered by the technologies. The latest 3D contents preserve memories in better quality than ever, they can contribute to a better knowledge and understanding and help to manage those memories as well. The 3D solutions can document the current state for the future generations, but they can familiarize the world with our cultural heritage and national monuments at the same time.

    Gabriella Fukker:
    Development opportunities 2014-2020

    The Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund will support Hungary about 7,500 billion HUF over the next seven years. Nearly 60 percentage of the funds will support direct economic development goals. The three-Economic Development Operational Programmes, for which the Ministry of National Economy (MNE) is responsible: Economic Development and Innovation Operational Programme (Ginop), Town and Regional Development Operational Programme (TOP) and Competitive Central Hungary Operational Programme (VEKOP). The largest OP between 2014 and 2020, is the Ginop, which has more than 2,500 billion HUF source; within the TOP, complex development programs will be implemented including counties, sub-regions and county towns, while VEKOP allocates founds for developing our country's most developed regions. The lecture focuses on presenting the three operational programs planned by NME.

    Csaba Kelemen: National info-communication strategy

    The government considers the domestic ICT sector and the inherent economic and social development opportunities particularly important, recognizes the importance of state incentives. The National Information and Communication Strategies adopted by the Government focusing on the digital infrastructure, skills, economy and government establishes priority objectives for the period 2014-2020. According to the strategy, the government's main goals include the creation of a proper digital infrastructure. In the field of digital skills, one of the most important task is to promote the digital capabilities of the citizens, businesses (especially smes) and public administration employees. The tools to generate a digital state are ensuring adequate ICT background and developing of e-services enhancing the quality of life of the citizens.

    Tímea Kókai Nagy: Cultural brand building by digital devices

    Today, not only companies operating in the private sector, but also the cultural institutions need to use a variety of marketing tools and channels to raise awareness their of their customers (the audience) and ensure effective communication with them. In my presentation I will show what – especially digital – marketing tools have to be used by a cultural institution in Hungary in order to persist and to distinguish itself from its competitors in the long run.

    Éva Kómár: The use of digital storytelling in the preservation of digital cultural heritage

    Digital contents stemming from the last decades offer new opportunities for cultural institutions to build more efficient and innovative services based on their analog collections. Digital storytelling creates new narrative technologies using the changed media environment, connecting digital objects in a non-linear logic of representation based on new communication model. In compliance with user expectations the stories consist of segmented elements and make possible different re-creations using interactive and multimedia tools that induce personal interpretations. Different types of digital storytelling (interactive, mobile, locative, generative etc.) may make the mediation of Digital Cultural Heritage more attractive and successful, albeit they raise exciting questions for experts concerning data model, terminology and syntax.

    Lajos Lovas: National aggregation and the long term preservation programme 2014-2020

    The presentation describes cloud-based system built by MANDA. At the moment, the cloud-system is being uploaded materials by tools and labour provided by the institution in about one hundred public collections and in around four hundred digitizer stations installed. In less than a year MandaDB public database has had more than two hundred thousand cultural heritage objects (CHO) and about 10 million new metadata as result of digitization. In addition, more than half a million CHO was digitized by the institution, the data import is in progress. The data export module has been completed, through which we provide EDM into Europeana. The presentation describes the long-term conservation plan for the EU's 2014-2020 budget cycle; according to the plan, our institution will be able to provide further storage capacity for the public collections and will help those institutions, as well as assisting the national digitization work by installing devices suitable for high-performance digitization.

    Balázs Mischinger: 3D digitisation – Works of art and 3D printing in the museums

    The presentation covers the following topics: presentation of the 3D scanning, brief comparison of different technologies and their limits; possible uses of the files obtained by 3D scanning in museums; 3D printing as a possible field of use, what to print and what not; connection of the traditional craftsmanship and the modern technology in restoring a work of art; presentation of some specific solutions for museums.

    Magdolna Nagy: – from the concept to the international recognition

    The site launched in May 2013 won international recognition (FIAMP: Web'Art Golden Prize Special Award) after domestic success by its visual design, technical solutions and its content. The lecture presents the innovations that brought success to the website, highlighting the uniqueness of the site: the a la carte Museum education and exhibition search interface.

    Edina Németh: Digital content, digital culture in Horizon 2020

    The lecture focuses on the topics: the structure of the Horizon 2020 program, the three main pillars; Horizon 2020 tender opportunities on information technology including the digital content, digital culture within the three pillars of Horizon 2020; the Horizon 2020 new features, types of projects, focus on the innovation; Criteria for project selection and evaluation; experience of the first applications, subsequent two-year work programs, calls for the design, preparation of an agenda; previous projects, Hungarian players.

    Joris Pekel: Europeana Strategy 2020

    Europeana started 5 years ago as a big political idea to unite Europe through culture by making our heritage available to all for work, learning or pleasure. A deeply felt belief that our shared cultural heritage fundamentally belongs to all of us and is therefore too important to leave to market forces alone to digitise and make available. We still believe in this big idea and have recently published our Strategic Plan 2020 where we explain what we want to achieve in the next 5 years, and how we think we can do that together with the global cultural heritage sector.

    László Peregovits: Europeana projects in the Hungarian Natural History Museum

    The collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum (HNHM) is one of the largest, internationally recognised and used asset in Hungary. Though formerly HNHM was among the early birds in the field of museum informatics, nowadays it is behind the current international accomplishments. The successful closing up can only be relied on following the standards both regarding the production and accessibility of digital contents. HNHM participated in several EU research projects (Fauna Europaea, Synthesys, EDIT etc.) and also in the fields of digital content production and publishing mostly via the EU Best Practices Networks actions. Results of the later ones are accessible via Europeana. The Biodiversity Heritage Library Europe is the EU contribution to an American initiative enriching the BHL standards, protocols, tools and content. The main aim of the project is to make accessible the formerly published analogue biodiversity information to anyone by the better harmonisation of the European digital libraries. The accumulation of experiences during the production of this vast amount of content help us to formulate a long-term national digitalisation and data preserving strategy.

    Péter Peti: High-performance photographic processes in digitizing sensitive works of art

    The advancement of digital recording technology has enabled the future generation to access, research the cultural heritage the past has left us. Using today's technology we are able to create final files, which can be used for generations by means of more economical and quicker tools. The presentation is intended to illustrate this by presenting a fresh home example.

    Miklós Rajzcy: Europeana projects in the Hungarian Natural History Museum

    STERNA (Semantic Web-based Thematic European Reference Network Application) project’s aim was to improve the access to natural history and history of science content deposited in the European Digital Library by semantic enriching the datasources. The success of digital contents recovery based on well-structured associated metadata fulfilling various standards. The enriching of these metainformation supporting the reinterpretations of content can be accomplished not only by experts but also by the wider public. With the advent of novel consumption changes in education and popular science the refashioning of natural history contents is essential. Within the framework of the project Natural Europe digital representation of collection objects and their multilingual descriptions were prepared for the public. On a separate portal using the natural history assets of Europeana complex museum education pathways were prepared by the participating European natural history museums.

    Dávid Ritter: Long-term preservation

    As a result of digitization project, huge amounts of data are generated, their storage, accessibility and their preservation poses new problems. The lecture is going to present dilemmas about modern shared storage solutions of large amounts of data and issues related to their archiving.

    Zsófia Ruttkay: Expanding the museum experience by digital technology

    The rapid development of digital technology has changed the cultural and learning habits of young people, which a museum cannot ignore when it comes to future generations matter. On the other hand, the new technologies offer diverse and exciting opportunities for the museums to enhance the museum visit experience. The presentation selects from the digital projects running now for four years, managed by students at the MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design), as well as it presents the versatility of the features and the technologies through the application used in museums.

    Szabolcs Serfőző, PhD: Digitization of Art Nouveau works within the scope of Partage Plus project

    Between 2012 and 2014, the Museum of Applied Arts participated in a large-scale international digitization project: the program called PartagePlus with the aim to digitize European Art Nouveau heritage and its publication via the Europeana portal was funded by EU and 25 institutions took part in it. Under the project 7000 works of art were digitized, also 60 photo documentations of the Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture of outstanding importance were created.

    Zita Sor: Digital prints in collections

    The presentation raises a problem to which the Hungarian museology pays little attention: the issue of the end-products of digital printing technology covered by name of 'digital prints'. This topic can be approached from several angles confronting us with specific cultural history, museology, art conservation, preservation, etc.

    Ildikó Sz. Fejes: MuseuMap.The first national museum aggregation service

    There is a strong claim from the public to access to the museums’ cultural assets online, but the museums lag behind to fulfill that expectation. Therefore HNM National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information’s intention is to help museums with on-line accessibility of the digital data generated in the museums by launching a (museum) sectorial aggregation service. Prior to launching of the aggregation service, we developed and tested the operating models of all services with the technical and content provider partners in a pilot project. The users will access to the aggregation service through common interface called MuseuMap, where they will be able to search and share their favorite objects through social media, will be able to create virtual exhibitions as well as to obtain information on the programs of the museums. Besides, the data uploaded to the aggregation database will be automatically added to Europeana portal, thereby those data will be accessible and searchable on Europeana as well.

    Zoltán Szatucsek: The contents of National Archives of Hungary on the European Archives Portal

    The presentation is an instalment to previous year’s talk. Now there are 638 archives opposed to last year’s 95, the National Archives of Hungary’s collections became reachable and you can read about all the Hungarian archives. As the seven-year long project is coming to its end it is time to look at the results. The presentation makes an attempt to introduce the difficulties and problems occured during the development of the project and it presents how the portal will survive without the support of the European Commission.

    Dr. János Mihály Tari: New international trends in audio-visual / digital museology. The AVICOM/FIAMP 2014 Moscow Museum Festival Award winners

    AVICOM continually draws the museum professionals’ attention to the state of the art audio-visual methods and the possibilities offered by new technologies for museums. It organizes annually the International Audiovisual Festival for Museums (FIAMP), which presents and awards the most original productions as well as disseminates them. The last conference and festival was held on 18 -21 September, 2014 in Moscow, Russia by ICOM Russia, ADIT and AVICOM. Nearly 60 international museum productions were registered for the competition, audio-visual programs, websites, multimedia and interactive tools were presented to the professional public. At AVICOM General Assembly, 17 museum representatives received awards for the best museum productions. The presentation introduces brief details those productions.

    Dr. Judit Tóvári: Digital archives in the service of protecting cultural heritage

    The public collection institutions, in particular the libraries which have become pioneers in the worldwide spread of IT applications since the 1960s. We are examining the staff IT skills in public collections (archives, museums, libraries) and education and their effects on digital publishing of the collections and the usage of the resources in education.

    Jasper Visser: Museums in times of technological and social change

    What are the opportunities for museums to excel in a digital and high tech world? Building on his international experience in museum innovation and audience engagement and appealing case studies Jasper Visser will talk about some of the key digital trends in museums. His presentation will provide a framework for museums in times of rapid technological and social change. His case studies include Italian food, century old factories and a museum app that makes you better.

    Egor Yakovlev: Storytelling and multimedia

    Museums have employed audio guides for more than 50 years. The technologies evolved from radio to MP3-players, until mobile phones came on the scene. From then on, the situation dramatically changed: the visitors can bring their own devices. From that moment, a brand new market started to appear: the Mobile Traveler Guide market. And now hundreds of museums invest millions in developing apps. This presentation challenges the whole idea that museums should invest even a penny in mobile technology.

  • Joris Pekel: Europeana 2020 Strategy

    Jasper Visser: Museums in times of technological and social change

    Egor Yakovlev: Storytelling és multimedia

    Kelly Cannon: Object: Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949



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