The presentation of the revolutionary Replica 360 r/v scanner by Adam Lowe (Factum Arte) launches the REPLICA project, jointly run by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
On 1 March 2016 the digitisation of 1 million photographs in the Institute of Art History Photo Library will get underway. The international research project called REPLICA will also furnish a new visual search engine for the study and promotion of the Venetian cultural heritage.
The Replica 360 r/v circular scanner has been presented at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. This revolutionary prototype was created by Factum Arte, Madrid, in collaboration with the laboratory of the Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLAB) of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), as part of the REPLICA international project. What is currently the fastest scanner in the world was specifically designed for the digitisation of large historical documentary archives. From 1 March 2016, work will begin on recording the materials in the Institute of Art History Photo Library in the Fondazione Cini, one of the most important international documentary resources, consisting of around 1 million photographs.