PITOTI: Digital rock art from ancient Europe

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REGION: GRANT (euros): 115,000.00
PROJECT START: PROJECT END: YEAR OF APPLICATION: 2010
PROJECT REFERENCE 1: 513694 PERCENTAGE OF BUDGET FUNDED: 50
STRAND DESCRIPTION: 1.2.1 Small Cooperation Projects NUMBER OF PARTNERS IN PROJECT: 3
PROJECT WEBSITE: EMAIL:

Rock-art has another problem. It is fixed in stone. This makes it impossible to take the original art works to the public in the way conventional paintings on canvas can be loaned to exhibitions and so travel around the continent. So how is rock-art to be made visible to the public, both today and in the future? “Pitoti” is a pilot project that aims to find a solution to this problem. It is a collaboration between archaeologists, museum professionals and media technologists from the UK, Italy and Austria. The strategy is to use the cutting edge imagining technology of today to preserve and show the images that have survived from our deep past. The exhibition uses the Europe’s largest find of rock-art, as a spring board for developing techniques in the recording and display of rock-art that will have relevance around Europe, since rock art can be found all over the continent from northern Scandinavia to southern Spain. The process of making this exhibition has a key advantage, since an exhibition is both a research tool AND a means of disseminating the results of that work. The exhibition provides a practical focus for the dialogue between disciplines as diverse as archaeology, art history, film, acoustics, heritage management, photography and graphic design. This dialogue is then extended between different nations and language groups, the arts and the sciences, and finally between those concerned with the hi-tech future and those interested in our European roots. The digital nature of the exhibition material makes the project very mobile and allows it to be circulated around the continent to museums and galleries. As a piece of electronic heritage management it will easily have a long life on the internet, music and film festivals.

  • UK CO-ORGANISATION 1
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  • ADDRESS: Dept Geography University of Cambridge Downing Place Cambridge CB2 3EN
  • NAME: Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology - University Of Cambridge
  • EMAIL: wmb24@cam.ac.uk
  • COUNTRY: UK
  • PHONE: +44 (0)122 333 3510
  • REGION: East of England
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