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Empowering museums through technology

Expanding access, sharing content: Empowering museums through technology is a pilot project considers the digitization of the collections and application of in-site technology in 2 national museums dedicated to the medieval art and iconography. The National Museum of Iconography ONUFRI and the National Museum of Medieval Art, which have very reach collections and preserve some of the most significant artifacts of the Byzantine art, in the region. The project, aims to amplify the unique value of these museums by merging cultural heritage and new technology, both promising assets for a sustainable development of museum as main pillars of cultural tourism industry.

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  • 10.11.2017

    Expanding access, sharing content: Empowering museums through technology

    Expanding access, sharing content: Empowering museums through technology

    At the premises of the National Historical Museum, were presented the results of the first phase of the project, expanding access, sharing content: Empowering museums through technology. The project considers the digitalization of collections and the implementation of interactive technology in national museums in Albania. This presentation was attended by the Chairman of the AADF Board Mr. Michael Granoff, the Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro, Board Members and Executive Co-Directors of AADF, as well as representatives from both institutions.

    The project aims to preserve and promote the unique value of these museum collections by combining cultural heritage with technology. AADF supports this project phase in the value of $ 60,000 and through the international expertise of Cultural Héritage Imaging. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, National Museum of Iconography ONUFRI, National Museum of Medieval Art, National History Museum and will be developed in 3 phases.

    Throughout these phases AADF will help the evaluation of the museum’s collections, digitize them with advanced technology and implement interactive technology inside the museum in order to enrich the visitor experience and widely promote the unique value of these collections.

    The first phase of the project started implementation in June and has already carried out an intensive work of American experts with museums staff through training sessions, photography sessions of objects from the collections at the National Historical Museum, the National Museum of Iconography ONUFRI and the National Museum of Medieval Art.

    At its final goal, the project will produce interactive platforms and materials to help the research and education programs as well the museum staff by helping them to design and develop contemporary strategies in audience engagement.

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  • 05.19.2017

    Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Culture for museums

    Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Culture for museums
    The AADF and the Ministry of Culture signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the project “Empowering museums through technology”. The AADF has committed $ 60,000 for the first phase of the project to be implemented at the National museum of iconography ONUFRI in Berat and the National Museum of Medieval Art in Korca. This phase of the project will be carried out in cooperation with Cultural Heritage Imaging and will open the way for upcoming phases of the project, in order to make the unique collections of these museums accessible in interactive ways.