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Use of virtual reality equipment – INTERACTIVE TABLE.

The project “Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection” financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme.

Training course, practical unit

Training course, practical unit

On Thursday, 21st of October 2021, the training ‘Techniques and equipment of virtual reality using in exploitation the innovative exhibitions’ within the project Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection’, financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme had also a second part, a practical and interactive one, that allowed participants to explore the advantages of using equipment of virtual reality, used in exploitation of innovative exhibitions.

The course took place at the main building of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography (Reduta Palace).

Expert in virtual Reality: S.l. dr. ing. Radu Comes, Technical University Cluj-Napoca

Training course

Training course

On Thursday, 21st of October 2021, the training ‘Techniques and equipment of virtual reality using in exploitation the innovative exhibitions’ took place within the project Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection’, financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme.

The training contains a theoretical part with information about the new techniques and equipment used in exploitation of the innovative exhibitions based on virtual reality.

The course took place at the main building of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography (Reduta Palace).

Expert in virtual Reality: S.l. dr. ing. Radu Comes, Technical University Cluj-Napoca

Inappropriate past interventions are a challenge for the restoration work. Icon on glass before and after restoration. Title: Jesus with the Vine

Inappropriate past interventions are a challenge for the restoration work. Icon on glass before and after restoration. Title: Jesus with the Vine

Icon restored within the project ”Innovative techniques in Cultural Heritage valorisation. Icons on Sebes Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection”, financed through Grants SEE 2014-2021, within the Program RO-CULTURA.

Project Promotion Conference

The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, public cultural institution that operates under the authority of Cluj County Council, invites you to participate to the promotion conference of the project “Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection” financed by EEA Grants 2014-2021, within the RO-CULTURE Program.

The conference will take place online, Friday, February 26, 2021, starting with 12:00, through the Zoom platform, and will be accessible through the following link:

The event is organised by the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography in partnership with the Technical University in Cluj-Napoca and NUDA AS from Bergen, Norway within the project Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection, financed by EEA Grants 2014-2021, within the RO-CULTURE Program.

Beside the outputs resulted from the process of digitisation and the proposals of digital restoration of the icons on glass, the conference will debate the aspects related to the techniques specific to the real restoration process of these icons.

In addition, during the conference digital applications will be presented that will be made within the projects, applications that would offer the virtual users a new and interactive way of perceiving the folk art values.

The project “Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection” aims to facilitate the access of the visitors to the glass icons originating in Sebes Valley area, found in the collections of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, artefacts of an aesthetic and documentary rare value, painted by generations of peasant artists.

These true treasures of folk art will be capitalized both by direct exposure and by using innovative techniques in the field of virtual reality for the complete exploration of painting, materials and execution techniques. During the project there will be restored and preserved for being displayed 66 heritage goods at which the access of the large public is difficult.

For the implementation of the project, the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography was granted a non-reimbursable financing from the EEA Grants 2014-2021, within the RO-CULTURE Program, amounting 618,161.000 lei, the equivalent of 129,265.59 Euro. The project with a development period of 24 months is already in the eleven month of implementation.   

Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley

”Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection” is a project of Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography in partnership with The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and NUDA AS organization from Norway.

The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography (TME) has a heritage of over 100,000 pieces grouped in collections. Between the collections of the institution, a collection of icons on glass is an important place. This collection, comprising over 550 representative pieces for all traditional glass painting schools in Romania. Of these, more than 60 pieces are attributed to the traditional painting schools located on the Sebeş Valley.

This project aims to optimize the valorisation grade of glass icons from this area by using innovative virtual reality techniques to fully explore the painting, to make virtual exhibitions, virtual restoration, and use of playful applications. 

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