Remembrance Project for the Future - Digital Reconstructions as Guardians of Holocaust Remembrance
Is there a crisis in Europe in memory of the victims of the Holocaust? Can digital reconstructions help preserve memories in the 21st century, 75 years after the end of World War II? These are just some of the questions that Paul Verschure, Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, will try to answer in his lecture "The Remembrance Project for the Future - Digital Reconstructions as Guardians of the Holocaust Remembrance." The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Jasenovac Memorial Site and will take place in the Museum Documentation Center on December 11 at 11 a.m.
Dr. Paul Verschure is a psychologist whose scientific interests are based on the study of a unified theory of mind, brain, and body, relying on synthetic methods to apply the results of his research to the development of new cognitive technologies. He also is the founder and chairman of the Future Memory Foundation, which through innovative and interdisciplinary working methods, is developing new tools that will help present, educate and preserve the memory of Holocaust victims and Nazi crimes.
Digitization of Museum Collections Who benefits?
"Why are we digitizing?" is a question regularly raised and equally often forgotten when planning heritage digitization projects. Here to talk about what is digital in museums is Ph.D. Trilce Navarrete, a university professor and expert in the field of digitization of cultural heritage.
We decided on this topic because Croatian museums and other heritage institutions are facing a new, national project that should encourage digitization. According to MDC's data, only 13.8% of objects in Croatian museums are digitized, and only 65,000 items available on Europeana. Many museums often plunge into digitization projects without being fully aware of why they do it, or do they have the capacity to do the job, and work through all the phases from material selection and restoration through metadata and copyright resolution to publication and storage.
Dr. Trilce Navarrete is a university professor and scholar dealing with the historical and economic aspects of digitization of cultural heritage with the aim of raising the level of use of digital heritage. She actively participates as a lecturer and researcher on the international scene and projects, lectures at universities and conferences on the subject of heritage, digitization, cultural policies, and economic aspects. She has been involved in several national and international projects such as the Dutch National Digital Heritage Infrastructure and Europeana.
11 December 2019
Lecturer: Paul Verschure, Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology
30 September 2019
Lecturer: Trilce Navarrete, lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam