In the frame of the European project CreDiT (Creative Digital WaTers), we have carried out an extensive campaign for digitizing water-related heritages. We are 6 cooperating partners: DocServizi, VirtualGeo, UNESCO-IHP’s WAMU-NET Global Network, Aquatika, MioEcsde/Hydria, and Opificio delle Acque Bologna.
Partners Docservizi and VirtualGeo led the digitization campaign at selected museums, while WAMU-NET supports the worldwide dissemination of best practices in using interactive technologies for educational purpose through its global network.
Croatia, Greece, and Italy are cooperating in a joint effort to enhance the attractiveness of museums and the understanding of water heritage and make it accessible to all!
Let us guide you to the key places selected for the digitization process and tell you the stories of the fascinating journey of water where natural and cultural heritage meets new cutting-edge digital technologies!
1) Athens, Greece
Let's start from afar... in time! We find ourselves in Athens, at the premises of our project partner, MIOECSDE, in the heart of the Greek capital. Here, the digitization campaign promoted by CreDiT featured HYDRIA and its Mediterranean traditional water jars as protagonists. Jars are a distinctive element of any culture of water. With their fascinating shapes, they recall the birth of every civilization.
The project partners retedoc e virtualgeo realized:
📀 98,58 GigaByte of pictures
📸 805 photos for 12 photosphere 🌍
📸 2120 photos to catalog 68 jars and realize 18 3D models
2) Karlovac, Croatia
Discover the second stop of our journey to digitize the natural and cultural heritage of European waters through the CreDiT project (Creative Digital Waters). In the green heart of Croatia, nestled between the capital Zagreb and the Adriatic Sea, we found the headquarters of our partner Aquatika – the freshwater aquarium of Karlovac. This aquarium is a unique tourist and cultural attraction dedicated to the unique biodiversity of the four (!) rivers that flow through the city: the Korana, Kupa, Mrežnica, and Dobra rivers.
Project partners Virtualgeo and retedoc not only visited the fascinating Aquatika aquarium but also explored the amazing biodiversity surrounding it. They produced:
📸 1226 floor photos
🚁 2205 drone photos
🌍 47 drone photospheres
🎬 300 backstage photos & videos
🔎 16 hi Rez floor photospheres
🎥 31 videos
3) Bologna, Italy
Here we are at the final step of our journey through the CreDiT project (Creative Digital Waters), digitizing the natural and cultural heritage of Europe's waters.
Bologna, usually known as 'la Rossa' (the red one), is gradually embracing a captivating shade of blue! Near this fascinating city, cradled between the Apennines and the Po Valley, lies the Casalecchio Dam - a remarkable example of 'water archaeology' in Europe. After receiving in 2010 the prestigious title of Heritage Messenger of a Culture of Peace, this Medieval heritage is now ready to unveil itself to the younger generations and beyond, thanks to the CreDiT digitisation project. Resonating with clarity and fascination, it weaves together the tapestry of history and culture for the benefit of future generations.
Project partners Retedoc and VirtualgeoSrl produced:
📀 155 GigaByte of pictures
📸 1860 floor photos for photosphere
🚁 816 drone photos
🌍 8 drone photospheres
🎬 194 backstage photos & videos
🔎 30 hi Rez floor photospheres
🎥 29 videos