A digitalization process is underway in the cultural institutions of our region. Thanks to specialized equipment and services provided by the Marshal’s Office of the Kuyavian and Pomeranian Voivodeship, the cultural resources of, among others, the Centre for Culture, Sports and Leisure in Świecie will be digitized and then made public on the internet in a specially created ‘virtual museum’. Before this can happen, however, cultural institutions must make their resources available in digital form.
The Centre for Culture, Sports and Recreation in Świecie is one of 67 project partners and has been enriched with a professional book scanner for digitizing books and flat objects, a high-end macro photography set with studio lighting and a computer set with a professional graphics monitor and software for post-production graphics processing.
“The digitalization will mainly cover movable antiquities, photographic documentation, ephemeral materials, file documentation, periodicals and books. In its collection of archival material, the Regional Chamber has mainly material from the 19th and 20th centuries. These include: Polish and German-language periodicals (19th and 20th century), identification cards, certificates, diplomas, etc. – donations from the region’s inhabitants, war memoirs, Jan Kamiński’s legacy, residual materials of societies active in Świecie at the beginning of the 20th century, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts and sacred objects,” says Tomasz Pasiek of the Regional Chamber of the Świecie Region of the Centre for Culture, Sports and Recreation in Świecie.
Once digitised, the collections will be prepared for publication as part of the project and made available online in the form of a ‘virtual museum’ and a Digital Guidance Platform.
„What is important is that the interactive guides to exhibitions, towns and trails will be multilingual, which will mean that, as a result of this project, Internet users from all over the world will be able to participate in the cultural life of the region,” emphasizes Mariusz Kubiński, manager of the ‘Culture within Reach 2.0’ project.
Wherever we are, we will not only be able to enter and virtually view cultural events or venues of interest, but we will also be able to immediately book or buy an entrance ticket for a particular event. On visitors’ mobile devices, in turn, a virtual tour guide application will be available already on site, allowing them to plan a personalized tour with a description of each object.
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