Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in the context of the activities of the ARCHiVe Center (Analysis and Recording of Cultural Heritage in Venice), renews the appointments of AOA | ARCHiVe Online Academy, the training program dedicated to digital preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage and the Digital Humanities. The meetings, also this year, will be held in presence at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Isola di Giorgio Maggiore, Venice) and/or online through the Zoom platform.

The program is aimed at anyone wishing to deepen their skills in the field of cultural heritage digitization.
Registration is required to participate in courses or individual talks.
The calendar of appointments is constantly being updated.

Students from the Venetian universities Ca’ Foscari and Iuav may be granted CFUs based on the number of meetings attended.

For Ca’ Foscari University info:
For info Iuav University:


Upcoming appointments


24 May and 7 June 2023

AOA Course | ARCHiOx. Exploring the potential of photometric stereo 3D capture through recordings made at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Curated by John Barrett (ARCHiOx Technical Lead)

course exclusively online; ENG


Funded by the Helen Hamlyn Trust, ARCHiOx – Analysis and Recording of Cultural Heritage in Oxford – is a collaborative project born from the Venetian ARCHiVe experience.


Lecture 1 | May 24, 3-5 p.m.

In this session, the Bodleian’s Senior Photographer, John Barrett will present a collection of incredible new recordings made using the Factum Foundation’s latest 3D recording system, the Selene.

Jorge Cano, Head of Technology at the Factum Foundation and designer of the Selene, will explain the philosophy behind the Selene and discuss the technology and specifications of the system.

Richard Allen, Software Engineer for Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services will demonstrate online viewers for dissemination of 3D recordings, and newly developed tools which will allow users to interact with them.


Lecture 2 | June 7, 3-5 p.m.

In this session John Barrett will introduce a panel of experts who will explain how 3D recording and other technological innovations have assisted with their research.  

Professor of Early Medieval History, Jo Story and PhD candidate Jessica Hodgkinson from the University of Leicester, will discuss how photometric stereo recordings and other technologies have aided their research into Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and medieval book culture.  

Manager of the Bodleian Japanese Library, and curator of the Bodleian collection of Japanese rare books and manuscripts, Alessandro Bianchi will explore how 3D recording may hold the key to understanding how Japanese prints were made, and how 3D renders can be used for assessing their condition. 

The session will begin with a description of how ARCHiOx was established and structured, by the Bodleian Libraries Head of Imaging, Elaine Anstee.


To participate, please register at this link.

Download here the poster and the full programme of the course.


AOA 2023 archive


March 1st, 2023

La conservazione della memoria di impresa: il nuovo orizzonte degli archivi digitali (online soon)

Seminar curated by Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Heritage Lab Italgas


April 26 and 27, 2023 (online soon)
Workshop The Third Thing. On digital photography
With Ljubodrag Andric