President of Global Digital Heritage Herbert Maschner and Scientific Director Victor Menchero, during his visit to Sarajevo from November 12 – 14, will present the first results of the digitization of the collections of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Museum of Sarajevo, and the selected necropolis of stecak tombstones, which was made in June this year.
They will also donate equipment and software for photogrammetric digitization of exhibits to researchers gathered around the Sarajevo Graphics Group, during which they will give training and give a lecture to students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo.
In cooperation with the Association DIGI.BA and BiH archaeologists, the team will also visit the sites of necropolis of stecak tombstones and other archeological sites in order to prepare the next phase of digitization planned for next year.
At this stage, GDH will digitize large objects and archeological complexes using drones.
Global Digital Heritage (GDH) is a not-for-profit, private research and education organization dedicated to documenting, monitoring, and preserving our global cultural and natural heritage. We use digital visualization, 3D virtualization, geospatial informatics, and open access solutions to provide digital data and 3D models to governments, regional institutions, museums, local scholars, and the public. A key element of our mission is the democratization of science-we make all data freely available to the world in support of cultural heritage, heritage management, education, public access, scientific research, and to enhance the digital humanities.
“We use virtualization technology to digitize entire collections, entire museums, and entire archaeological and paleontological landscapes. We make virtual repositories available to any student, any child, any scientist or any enthusiast anywhere in the world at any time. We create online analytical tools to democratize education and research through global analyses and exploration. Our virtual repository approach allows scientific analyses of places, monuments, and collections on a global scale, and provides a mean to highlight the importance of those collections to their communities,” was stated.