Digitalization of Museum Collections and Archive Funds of the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology
Danka Šubová, Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology
Co-author: Ján Šperka, Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology
Digitalization of collections and fonds of the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology was realized within 2 projects that were financially supported by the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, and the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic. Museum collections were digitalized by the national project Digital Museum in the all-Slovak digitalization centre. Within these 2 projects there were totally digitalized 497,792 museum collection items of 15 collections from 8 science branches, and were made 633,853 scans of archive collections and documents of 8 collections, and 2 fonds. This presentation will dive into the details of the projects.
Digitalisation and Sharing of the Collection of the Cracow Saltworks Museum in Wieliczka – Theory and Practice
Kinga Stabrawa-Powęska, Cracow Saltworks Museum In Wieliczka
Digitalisation as a modern instrument is intended for the documentation of collections, and at the same time serves to popularize knowledge about them. The case of Wieliczka shows that the digitalisation process dynamics depend largely on the type of facility and the place where it is located. The development of modern communication technologies has opened new perspectives, including offers concerning access to accumulated data. In spite of the difficulties arising from the mine’s particular characteristics, the Museum not only digitalises objects – it also makes them accessible. One of the examples of that may be participation in a project devoted to popularisation of collections, such as Małopolska’s Virtual Museums.
Sounds of Changes – A Silent Heritage?
Irena Marusic, Technical Museum of Slovenia
Sound has always been a part of our work and everyday life. Therefore, it is an important aspect of experiencing, exploring, reconstructing and understanding different landscapes, environments and our cultural heritage. Although sound is (or perhaps because it is) such a natural part of life, it is seldom caught, let alone recorded and documented. For this reason, six European museums decided to take the initiative to try to change this. Since 2013 we have been involved in two projects, supported by EU funds: Work With Sounds and Sounds of Changes. Both projects will contribute to preservation of this often overlooked intangible heritage and enable its integrated presentation in the future.