SIAMESE Seamless Archiving for Museums and Enhanced Sharing Experiences
2021 > 2026
Promotor(s) : prof. Benoît Macq (ICTEAM, UCLouvain), Karine Lasaracina (RMFAB)
Researcher(s) : Sébastien Lugan (PhD, postdoctoral researcher, UCL/RMFAB)
The aim of the “SIAMESE” FED-tWIN project is to provide new, innovative image-processing techniques applied to cultural heritage preservation.
In a digital society strongly relying on images, advanced processing techniques will offer the consumer as well as the digital curator enhanced experiences and tools giving them easy, seamless access to art collections.
This research takes part in the dynamic instilled by the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) through its ReACH (Reproduction of Art and Cultural Heritage) initiative, launched in 2017 and which enumerates points to look out for and best practices regarding the preservation and sharing of art and cultural heritage.
This project will address the three main axes highlighted by this declaration: reproduction (acquisition process, image compression, quality assessment), storage and preservation (tracking, image compression and feature extraction) and sharing of digital reproductions of works of art.
SIAMESE is a FED-tWIN project supported by BELSPO.