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Conferences 2012

Digital Representation of the Artefact – methods, reliability, sustainability.
5th Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage

Digital Representation of the Artefact - methods, reliability, sustainability
5th Digital Encounters with Cultural Heritage, Wrocław, Monday 19th-Tuesday, 20th November 2012

Institute of History of Art, University of Wroclaw
Historical Institute, University of Wrocław
Wroclaw Centre of Technology Transfer, Wroclaw University of Technology
Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology

invite to the international scientific conference.
Conference venue:

Wroclaw, Wroclaw Centre of Technology Transfer, Mariana Smoluchowskiego - Street 48
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About conference

Digital recording and other methods of digital documentation of artefacts have become commonplace in research, conservation and communication of cultural heritage. National strategies, as reflected in the funding of heritage conservation programmes, are being developed by various governmental institutions for the 'digitisation of museum objects and other cultural heritage; the long-term reliable access to virtual heritage; and for the ever-wider adoption of digital documentation methods.1 But whilst government documents and subject literature frequently reference terms such as 'digitisation', 'visualisation', 'virtual heritage' and 'virtual artefact' the definition of these concepts lacks precision and remains ambiguous.
The relationship between the original artefact and its visual representation, including copies and fakes, is open to debate. There are still many unanswered questions concerning various methods for communicating the original through an image (in the broadest sense of the term). Digital technologies and in particular high-resolution digital imaging raise issues around the nature and place of the digital image in art analysis as a supplement, surrogate or alternative to the original artefact under investigation.
Digital visualisation is another form of representation of cultural heritage that continues to be popular. To varying degrees heritage visualisations are hypothetical and often the product of a creative process beyond the strict replication of visual characteristics. In this respect the adopted interpretation of any given visualisation is as important as the digital object itself. For this reason, visualisation as a scholarly method in the humanities remains attractive, but continues to be open to criticism. Heritage visualisation is therefore the subject of an on-going debate concerning its value in academic research and public education.

The importance of tools enabling on the one hand, the verification of both the content and reliability of visualisations, and on the other the sustainability of this kind of documentation, have lead to the recognition of the need for 'a set of principles [...] that will ensure that digital heritage visualisation is, and is seen to be, at least as intellectually and technically rigorous as more established cultural heritage research and communication methods'.2 In response to this need the London Charter — an international initiative lead by a group of experts associated with the Department of Digital Humanities of King's College London (UK) and the Science and Technology in Archaeological Research Center (STARC) at the Cyprus Institute — has sought to provide standards that ensure the continuing success and viability of digital visualization in cultural heritage. The advocacy of the principles set out in the London Charter is a key aim of this conference.

The conference organisers invite 20-minute papers that engage with the following topics:

  • ICT developments in the area of image communication
  • Legal aspects of the virtual documentation of museum objects
  • Digital techniques for recording and documenting art and architecture
  • Image metadata and paradata (as defined in the London Charter)3
  • Image retrieval systems for picture libraries, including query by image
  • Copies and fakes in the age of digital reproduction and computer modelling in 2/3D
  • The concept of the original in the age of digital reproduction
  • Reliability of the digital image and virtual models
  • Digital imaging and visualisation in restoration and reconstruction of artefacts
  • Internet browsers for 3D graphics
  • Issues in digitisation of art documentation in traditional formats
  • Long-term preservation of digital images

Conference information is available at

Instytut Historii Sztuki, www.historiasztuki.uni.wroc.pl
Instytut Historyczny, www.hist.uni.wroc.pl
Wrocławskie Centrum Transferu Technologii, www.wctt.pl

* Ministery of Culture and National Heritage of Poland 2010 programmes: Digitalizacja zabytków i muzealiów, http://www.mkidn.gov.pl/pages/strona-glowna/finanse/programy-ministra/programy-mkidn-2010/zasobycyfrowe/digitalizacja-zabytkow-i-muzealiow.php (dostęp: 29.02.2012)
** The London Charter for the Computer-based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage, 2009; Preamble, http://www.londoncharter.org/fileadmin/templates/main/docs/london_charter_2_1_pl.pdf
*** Paradata – 'Information about human processes of understanding and interpretation of data objects. Examples of paradata include descriptions stored within a structured dataset of how evidence was used to interpret an artefact, or a comment on methodological premises within a research publication. It is closely related, but somewhat different in emphasis, to "contextual metadata", which tend to communicate interpretations of an artefact or collection, rather than the process through which one or more artefacts were processed or interpreted.' in: The London Charter for the Computer-based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage, 2009; p. 11,,


11 June 2012 - deadline for paper abstracts. Please email the title and a 150-word abstract to cyfrowespotkania@o2.pl Paper proposals may be submitted in Polish, English or German.

29 June 2012 - conference programme announced

28 September 2012 - deadline for confirmation of attendance. Please submit the booking form that can be downloaded from the conference page.

5 October 2012 - deadline for the conference payment of 130 PZL (approx. €30; L25 sterling, depending on the exchange rate). The fee will be waived for the speakers.

Demonstration of technical applications by the commercial sector is welcome. For rates and further information please contact the Wrocławskie Centrum Transferu Technologii.


19 listopada 2012

8.45 - 9.00 Otwarcie konferencji / Opening of the Conference

9.15-9.30 Zagadnienia wprowadzaj±ce / Introducing Topics

Joanna Lubos-Kozieł, Agnieszka Seidel-Grzesińska, Ksenia Stanicka-Brzezicka
Instytut Historii Sztuki i Instytut Historyczny Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego
Reproduction of Artworks – the Question of the Definition (short paper)

Izabela Żak
Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu
Interpretation, Identity, Creation. Some Reflections On Reproductive Graphic

Gunther Reisinger
Museumsakademie Joanneum Graz
Work, Likeness and Source. Terms of Artistic Originals in analogue and digital archives

Marcin Mondzelewski
Muzeum Narodwe w Gdańsku
Digital visual documentation of museum objects in the light of existing standards

Elke Bauer
Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Visual History: Der Quellenwert historischer Fotografien im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung

Monika Jankowska
Uniwersytet Wrocławski
The legal issues surrounding digital reproductions of museum exhibits


11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-14.00 Image as Information Carrier

Krzysztof Koszewski
Wydział Architektury Politechniki Warszawskiej
Digital Image as Information Carrier of Architectural Heritage - Opportunities and Threats

Michał Pawleta, Rafał Zapłata
Instytut Prahistorii, UAM w Poznaniu, Instytut Nauk Historycznych UKSW w Warszawie
The Illustrated Past - Technological Creations of Past Reception

Rafał Szrajber
Politechnika Łódzka
Virtual reconstruction of architecture as attempt to recreate the place.

Olivier Hauck, Piotr Kuroczyński
Institut für Raumdarstellung, Frankfurt am Main
Digital building reconstruction as an interdisciplinary tool. Viability and application in research

Prezentacje innowacyjnych technologii i dyskusja

14.20-15.50 Lunch time

15.50- 17.30 Technologies

Paweł Klak
Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Digitalizacji Dóbr Kultury, Poznań
Problems connected with using digital technologies in reproducing works of art

Edyta Kotyńska
OCR of Historical Materials - Needs and Problems

Michał Kędzierski, Rafał Zapłata, Anna Fry¶kowska, Michalina Wilińska, Paulina Deli¶
Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława D±browskiego w Warszawie, Instytut Nauk Historycznych UKSW w Warszawie, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
Digital Reproduction and Documentation of Monuments - Photogrammetric Technology in the field of cultural heritage protection

17.30-17.50 Coffee break

17.50 - 19.15 Technologies

Leszek Bednorz , Karol Czajkowski
Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa
The Participation Of The National Heritage Board Of Poland In The Carare Project (Connecting Archaeology & Architecture In Europeana). Obtaining Digital Data, Its Modelling, And Ways Of Making It Available On The Internet

Jarosław Andrzejczak, Rafał Szrajber
Politechnika Łódzka
ARchive - system prezentacji dziedzictwa kulturowego z wykorzystaniem technologii augmented reality.

Konrad Maj, Jarosław Maj
TOP COOP Konrad Maj
Innovative methods in creating coherent digital 3D reproductions of monuments and their presentation in MVR technology (Mixed Virtual Reality)

Prezentacje innowacyjnych technologii i dyskusja

20 listopada 2012

9.00-11.00 Around the London Charter

Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak
Politechnika Łódzka
Digital imaging of historical monuments - the art of compromise?

Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Virtual Museum – Museum without Limit

Daniel Pletinckx, Eva Pietroni, Wim Hupperetz
Visual Dimension bvba Belgium
Digital restoration and recontextualisation of museum objects

Sorin Hermon, Franco Niccolucci, Paola Ronzino, Nicola Amico, Giancarlo Iannone
Science and Technology for Archaeological Research Center, The Cyprus Institute
The London Charter in action: documenting the digital creation of an archaeological 3D model

Prezentacje innowacyjnych technologii i dyskusja

11.00 -11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.30 Use of Digital Image - Archeology and Cultural Heritage Preservation

Michal Tryml, Jan Havrda, Tomasz Cymbalak, Matouą Semerád
Národní památkový ústav, územní odborné pracoviątě v hlavním městě Praze
Recording Methods of Archaeological Sites in Historical Centre of Prague (Czech Rep.)

Małgorzata Markiewicz
Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN
Virtual Archaeology - threat or the future? 3D reconstructions in archaeology

Elisabeth Sobieczky
Institut für Kunstgeschichte Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz
Visualization techniques in restoration and reconstruction of medieval wooden sculpture polychromy: some remarks from an art historical point of view

Karolina Rajna
Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Digital Image Printing – a imagination surrogate or a rightful work of modern art? Image Credibility Problem Using the Example of Simuclacra of Krzysztof Izdebski in The Artus Court, Gdańsk

Prezentacje innowacyjnych technologii i dyskusja

13.30-14.45 Lunch time

14.45-16.45 Use of Digital Image - Museums and Libraries

Karolina Tabak, Mikołaj Machowski
Muzeum Narodowe Warszawa, Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie
Digitization of Glass Plates Collection in National Museum Warsaw as an Exemple of Digitization of Former Documentation of Collection

Maciej Gugała, Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia
Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich, IHS PAN
Reproduction of works of art in a narration museum in the project of the Core Exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Adam Żurek
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Wroclaw University Library’s Experience in the Field of Digitization of Cultural Heritage Resources - Objectives and Difficulties

Sabine Neumann
Jacobs University Bremen
Differences of contextual perception: Facing the original vs. facing the artwork online

Cezary Mazurek, Tomasz Parkoła, Marcin Werla
Poznańskie Centrum Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe
Digitisation and long-term preservation in the context of museum cultural heritage resources

Anna Ku¶midrowicz-Król
Narodowy Instytut Muzealnictwa i Ochrony Zbiorów
Brief update on developing best practices while creating digital imagery of museum objects, prepared by the National Institute of Museology and Collections Protection

16.45 Dyskusja podsumowuj±ca i zakończenie konferencji

Academic Programme Committee

Jarosław Andrzejczak Instytut Informatyki Politechniki Łódzkiej
Lucyna Harc, Instytut Historyczny Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Waldemar Okoń, Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Piotr Oszczanowski, Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Maria Pietruszka Instytut Informatyki Politechniki Łódzkiej
Anna Pytel, Wrocławskie Centrum Transferu Technologii, Politechnika Wrocławska
Agnieszka Seidel-Grzesińska, Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Ksenia Stanicka-Brzezicka, Instytut Historyczny Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Rafał Szrajber Instytut Informatyki Politechniki Łódzkiej
Przemysław Wiszewski, Instytut Historyczny Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Instytut Historyczny UniwersytetWrocławski


Instytut Historii Sztuki UniwersytetuWrocławskiego
ul. Szewska 36, 50-139 Wrocław, www.historiasztuki.uni.wroc.pl
Tel +48 71 3752669, +48 71 3752510
Instytut Historyczny UniwersytetuWrocławskiego
ul. Szewska 49, 50-139 Wrocław, www.hist.uni.wroc.pl

Wrocławskie Centrum Transferu Technologii
ul. Mariana Smoluchowskiego 48, 50-001Wrocław, www.wctt.pl


HOTEL OLIMPIA*** (in the Olympic Stadium)
al. I.J. Paderewskiego 35, 51-612 Wrocław
tel./fax +48 71 372 83 32, mobile +48 603 218 080

Hotel offers single and double rooms, parking and wireless Internet.

– single room - 150 PLN (with breakfast).
– double room - 200 PLN (with breakfast).

From Monday to Friday at 12.30-16.00 pm. Restaurant Olympia dishes the lunch (price: 14.99 PLN, soup – 3 PLN.
To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly (password: Cyfrowe spotkania / Digital Encounters). Offer valid until 19 Nov. 2012

Quality System – Hotel Wrocław
al. M. Kromera 16
51-163 Wrocław, Polska
contact the reception
tel.: + 48 664 033 711
tel.: + 48 71 364-97-00
fax: + 48 71 364-97-01
Hotel offers single and double rooms, underground garage and car park (20 PLN / day).

– single room -  129 PLN (with breakfast).
– double room -  149 PLN (with breakfast).

To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly (password: Cyfrowe spotkania / Digital Encounters).

Tumski Hotel
Wyspa Słodowa 10, ¦ródmie¶cie, 50-266 Wrocław
tel.: +48 71 322 60 88 / 99
tel.: +48 606 716 420
fax: +48 71 322 61 13
email: hotel@hotel-tumski.com.pl
www: hotel-tumski.com.pl
The hotel offers:
– single or double room for single use - 230 PLN (price per room, per night).
– double room - 320 PLN (price per room, per night).
Breakfast is included in the price. Prices include the VAT.
The Tumski Hotel provides the guests with wireless Internet access available at the hotel, both the rooms and common areas (conference rooms, restaurant, lobby; access free). There is also a computer, for guest use in the lobby (access free).
The hotel offers its guests own, monitored and free of charge car park (availability limited).
To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly (password: Cyfrowe spotkania / Digital Encounters).
Offer valid until 30 Oct. 2012

Reservation form

Hotels – how to get there? (map of hotels and conference center http://goo.gl/maps/32PKU:

Quality System – Hotel Wrocław (al. M. Kromera 16):
From main train station: tram 11 or buses 145, N to the bus stop KROMERA
From trainstation Nadodrze: trams 0P, 8 or 1 to the bus stop NOWOWIEJSKA, next trams 11, 6 lub 23 to KROMERA
From Galeria Dominikańska: trams 11, 23 or bus N to the bus stop KROMERA
From ¦widnicka Street: tram 23 to the bus stop KROMERA
From hotel conference center: bus 116 to the bus stop PLAC GRUNWALDZKI, next trams 1, 2, 4 or 10 to KLINIKI

HOTEL OLIMPIA*** (al. I.J. Paderewskiego 35):
From main trainstation: tram 9 to the bus stop STADION OLIMPIJSKI
From trainstation Nadodrze: tram 0P or 1 to the bus stop PIASTOWSKA, next tram 17 or 9 to STADION OLIMPIJSKI
From Galeria Dominikańska and ¦widnicka Street: tram 33+ to the bus stop STADION OLIMPIJSKI
From hotel conference center: tram 33+ to PLAC GRUNWALDZKI, next trams 1, 2, 4 lub 10 to KLINIKI

Tumski Hotel (Wyspa Słodowa 10, ¦ródmie¶cie):
From main trainstaton or Galeria Dominikańska: tram 8 or 11 to the bus stop PL. BEMA
From trainstation Nadodrze: tram 8 to PL. BEMA
From ¦widnicka Street: tram 23 to PL. BEMA
From hotel conference center: tram 17 to PIASTOWSKA or bus C to PLAC GRUNWALDZKI, next trams 1, 2, 4 lub 10 to the bus stop KLINIKI

Public transport timetable:


Public transport’ s route planner:


Taxi Wrocław:
+48 71 363 37 37
+48 607 96 29 00
+48 71 373 40 30
+48 509 99 88 55
+48 503 07 56 83

Gastronomy in the neighborhood of Regan’s Roundabout/Plac Grunwaldzki:

Open Wrocław Card:
The card offers discounts for cultural facilities. For more information click here: http://openwroclaw.pl/