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1 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 MINERVA - MINERVA-Plus Conference / Workshop: Quality of Cultural Websites

2 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 OVERVIEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MALTA

3 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Drafting of a digitisation policy? The benefits of having a digitisation policy include: –Easier Public Access to cultural resources –Co-ordination of Initiatives concerning the different cultural heritage sectors including even intangible heritage –Uniform approach of different memory institutions (archives, libraries, museums, etc.) for integrated access to cultural heritage

4 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Draft Policy Proposal The Digitisation Policy will outline : - –Policy Framework –Funding and Budget –Technical Guidelines and Recommendations

5 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Draft Policy Proposal Methodology –Initial draft (circulated Nov 04) –Stakeholder consultation (incl holders of cultural heritage from private/church) –Public consultation (Feb 05 awaiting feedback) –Second draft –Public requests for additions/changes –Final draft

6 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Funding and Budget Funding Mechanism –Budget –Private Companies –Grants, Projects, incentive schemes,etc.

7 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Technical Guidelines and Recommendations The digitisation policy should pay particular attention to : –IPR and copyright issues –Standards –Interoperability (conformance testing centres etc) –Security –Long Term Preservation of the digitised data

8 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Activities in Malta during minutes before midnight of the 1st of May we broadcasted all over Europe thanks to satellite, digital images of our heritage projected on the bastions of Fort St. Angelo

9 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Activities in Malta during 2004 Networking and dissemination events on digitisation of Cultural Heritage. 28 January 'Access to Culture for Persons with Disability' - A public seminar 11 February 'Rethinking Conservation: Does Responsibility for Conservation Begin and End with Cultural Heritage?' - Public lecture by May Cassar (Centre for Sustainable Heritage - University College London)

10 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Activities in Malta during January 'Access to Culture for Persons with Disability' - A public seminar 11 February 'Rethinking Conservation: Does Responsibility for Conservation Begin and End with Cultural Heritage?' - Public lecture by May Cassar (Centre for Sustainable Heritage - University College London)

11 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Activities in Malta during April 2004 – CulturMed conference, Catania on the innovative technologies, communications and marketing techniques for Museums, heritage sites and cultural tourism. 1 May 2004– 30 June Caravaggio - La Mostra Impossibile – An exhibition with full-scale digitally printed reproductions of the paintings of Caravaggio

12 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Activities in Malta during May 'The National Memory Project' - Public Lecture by Charles Farrugia, National Archives November 2004 – IST Conference – The Hague, Netherlands. Malta was represented by several delegates from the private and public sector.

13 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Activities in Malta during November 2004 – CAMUS - Digitisation in Small Museums – Ravenna, Italy. 25 November New ways of experiencing Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism: Market and Marketing Challenges and Solutions – Public lecture by Prof. Neil G Kotler (University of Chicago)

14 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Participation in EU Programmes MinervaPLUS TriMED - Culture2000 project focusing on Mediterranean Islands and the Trilogy of Wine, Oil and Bread (contains aspects of Digitisation of intangible heritage) IKONOS - Euromed Heritage II project led by the Malta Centre for Restoration, the IKONOS project focused on several pilots of using the advanced methodologies developed by MCR, including Thealasermetry. DELTA - The DELTA Project, Euromed Heritage II programme -The Maltese partner for DELTA, the Foundation for International Studies, has launched a mini-digitisation project on culture and crafts in the Cottonera area in Malta.

15 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Other Ongoing Activities Microfilming and Digitisation of the Consolato del Mare records National Archives microfilmed and digitised the records of the Consolato del Mare for the years 1698 up to Microfilming and Digitisation of Passport Applications Years 1813 up to 1923 continued. This is a joint project of the National Archives with the Genealogical Society of Utah. Microfilming and Digitisation of Memorial and Public Secretary Records Sponsorship from the general public coordinated by the Friends of the National Archives -microfilm and digitise the series of Memoriali ( ) and the records of the Public Secretary ( ).

16 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 DEVELOPMENTS AND INITIATIVES DEVELOPMENTS and INITIATIVES BY HERITAGE MALTA

17 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Creating Awareness within Government, NGOs, Other bodies European & International best practices frameworks: –The Lund Principles and Action Plan –The Charter of Parma –The National Representatives Group (NRG) reports –The results of the Minerva and Minerva PLUS European projects

18 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Co-ordination of Policy National Champion - Heritage Malta together with the Ministry for Tourism and Culture Wide and representative involvement of all stakeholders, including but not limiting to private museums, the Church, education institutions, etc

19 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Establishing Priorities for Digitisation Tangible Cultural Heritage –Sites (temples, churches, palaces, buildings etc) –Man Made Artefacts (pottery, glass, paper etc ) –Fossils & Natural Artefacts (insects, skulls etc) Intangible Cultural Heritage –Language (dialects, words etc) –First hand experiences (WWII, migration etc ) –Folklore (songs, dance, trades, crafts etc)

20 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Creating Public Awareness Events

21 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 OVERVIEW OF CURRENT MALTESE WEBSITES RELATED TO CULTURAL HERITAGE

22 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from HERITAGE MALTA website

23 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from HERITAGE MALTA website

24 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from VISIT MALTA website (Malta Tourism Authority)

25 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from VISIT MALTA website (Malta Tourism Authority)

26 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from VISIT MALTA website (Malta Tourism Authority)

27 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from FONDAZZJONI WIRT ARTNA website [Properties in Trust]

28 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from FONDAZZJONI WIRT ARTNA website [Properties in Trust] Virtual Reality Show of Fort RinellaFort Rinella

29 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from FONDAZZJONI WIRT ARTNA website [Properties in Trust] Collection of Photos (Letter and Tel Boxes)

30 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from DIN L-ART HELWA website [Properties in Trust]

31 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from DIN L-ART HELWA website [Properties in Trust]

32 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from DIN L-ART HELWA website [Properties in Trust]

33 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from MTAC website [Ministry]

34 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from MTAC website [Ministry]

35 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from SUPERINTENDENCE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE website

36 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from SUPERINTENDENCE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE website

37 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from SUPERINTENDENCE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE website

38 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from MALTA COUNCIL FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

39 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from MALTA COUNCIL FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

40 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from PERSONAL USERS website

41 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from PERSONAL USERS website

42 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from PERSONAL USERS website

43 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from PERSONAL USERS website

44 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Snapshots from PERSONAL USERS website

45 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 FUTURE DIRECTION IN MALTA

46 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Embarking on a National Cultural Digitisation Project (Photography/Videography/3D/Virtual Reality Reduce/Eliminate Fragmentation Combine Resources (Human and Technical) Lobby for a Digitisation Government Budget Roping-In Potential Stakeholders Creation of Professional Web Portals Combination of Maltese Websites into one Portal

47 Antoinette Caruana/Pierre Sammut Berlin 7-8 Apr 2005 Thank You


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