EU project WEAVE: LabDay on 3D Modelling for Cultural Heritage

FCSH-NOVA is part of a new project, co-financed by the European Union under the CEF Connecting Europe Facility Programme.  The project aims to enrich Europeana with intangible cultural heritage content and to develop new digital tools.

In response to one of WEAVE’s central research questions, ‘What open and reusable digital tools can be developed for working with Cultural Heritage content?’, we have been tasked with building up the capacity of CHIs to work with digital intangible heritage and with cultural communities. We will produce practices and guidelines for CHIs concerning community engagement and management, materials for training, considering the available tools for social transformation and negotiation strategies. To accomplish this, we have developed the WEAVE methodological framework, also known as WEAVE LabDays

The project has planned a series of LabDays this autumn and the first will focus on 3D Modelling. 

Join the WEAVE team for the free, online LabDay and be most welcome!

Digital Innovation of Cultural Heritage: 3D Modelling for Cultural Heritage

Date: 1st October 2021
Time: 11:00-12:30 CEST (10:00-11:30 GMT)
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Language: English

Registration Link:

ARCTUR (Slovenia) and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCSH and FCT Portugal) are co-creating the Digital Innovation of Cultural Heritage LabDay to take place on 1st October 2021 online. The LabDay will be moderated by the University of Coventry. ARCTUR and FCSH (under the Coordination of Professors Carla Fernandes, ICNOVA / BlackBox LAB, and Nuno Correia, NOVA Lincs, with respective grantees) will be discussing the MotionNotes tool, an open web-based video annotator for video streams and recorded videos, which focuses on the annotation of movements, targeting dance and performance professionals. MotionNotes has been developed previously by FCSH and FCT within the CultureMovesGeneric Services project. The current version of MotionNotes allows only for manual annotations. Within the WEAVE project, it will also integrate innovative ML/AI algorithms to perform semi-automatic recognition of specific gestures and movements (dance steps, for instance), outputs which can be used to identify Europeana videos containing dance or be re-used outside the toolbox as a software library and dataset. Moreover, MotionNotes will be extended to allow annotations in 3D space, representing information about what the performers are doing, and also about where they are in the physical space, along with their moving patterns. For the visualization of the performance space, images and 3D models will also be used, thus opening up new possibilities of re-using 3D content of Europeana. MotionNotes will be a 3rd party hosted-tool that will connect with Europeana CSP via Europeana APIs.  

The target group of participants comprises: project partners, museum staff, cultural heritage organizations, researchers, students, etc. from partner countries. The aim of the workshop is to offer information about the digital innovation of cultural heritage in a holistic manner, including various aspects of digital innovation, with the main focus on 3D objects. 

Topics to be covered during the LabDay include:

  • The advantages of investing in cultural heritage tourism
  • A short presentation of the development of interactive experiences (3D movie, hologram, 3D printing, virtual tours with the 3D objects, interactive table with 3D objects, enriched reality, VR360movie with the 3D objects, VR games, etc.)
  • How to prepare a good concept with defined target groups and user experience
  • Cooperation of key stakeholders in the process of digitisation and the digitalisation of cultural heritage
  • The digitising process: digital capture, point clouds, photogrammetry and laser scanning, data processing, simulated reconstructions on practical case studies of cultural heritage objects.

More info contact: Professor Carla Fernandes and Dr.Rosa Cisneros (E: