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European Union's REKonstructed content in 3D


Project Coordinated by PhotoConsortium (Italy)

The project will offer a knowledge, service and resource hub based on a smart technical infrastructure whose services are registered on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This virtual space will allow cultural heritage institutions to use storage and computing resources to manage their 3D assets, which will give smaller institutions an affordable and simpler way to digitise, model, manage and enrich 3D records.

The project will assess the hub services in a pilot with four cultural institutions. Additionally, it will aggregate around 4,000 new 2D and 3D digital records to Europeana as well as offer clear examples for the use and reuse of the content in areas, such as education. Finally, it will build capacity by developing training material for 3D digitisation, data processing and publication on as well as organise training activities to support cultural heritage institutions with the use of the virtual space. The project will perform an impact assessment to enable the sustainability of the virtual space.

Funding Source
DIGITAL Europe Programme
project budget
EUR 1,329,000
egi budget
EUR 258,512
Contract No.
type of project
Research and innovation
Target Group
Research communities

3D digitisation examples

provided by the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory of the Cyprus University of Technology

EGI Foundation role in the project:

EGI Foundation collaborates to the definition of the technical requirements, to the authentication and authorisation infrastructure of the project, and will support the project services onboarding to the EOSC Marketplace.

Expected results:

The project will:

  • Provide capacity building and improvement of the digital skills that are currently lacking at the level of individual Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) in the creation and management of 3D cultural assets.
  • Develop services to support 3D digitization efforts, according to the most recent recommendations and state-of-the-art technologies, also identifying scalable solutions that allow CHIs big and small to access them in a sustainable way.
  • Develop services for safe authentication and authorization; and for access to hosting data spaces where the 3D models are deposited and handled by the CHI without the need of creating and maintaing proprietary architecture and complex database management systems, but approaching instead the whole issue according to the concept of Software as a Service.
  • Enable a new and more advanced way of harvesting content, which is not limited to geometrical 3D models and basic metadata but integrates the knowledge and the memory that are attached to the digital objects, which will generate higher value collections to be reused for scientific research, education and tourism applications.
  • Test the workflow in a real-case scenario, by providing high quality 3D digitization and models, that are also aggregated and made available to the Europeana platform.

EUreka3D platform workflow

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