• Supporting the Digital Transformation of Museums 

    The DCBox approach

    The Digital Curator is an emerging professional profile: its relevance has been emphasised by the CoVid-19 pandemic and the consequent need to rely on digital, smart and connected museums.
    Nevertheless, up to date there’s no single, unanimously agreed reference framework to empower learners with skills, competences and expertise a DC should provide, that is a synthesis of technical
    knowhow and humanistic background.

    It is for this reason that 6 different partners (4 Universities, 1 research centre, 1 academic network, and 1 IT private enterprise) from 5 different EU Mediterranean countries
    (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Serbia and Cyprus) have decided to join their forces and create the project.

    The course consists of four areas divided into eight modules that integrate to offer general training on the topic of Digital Cultural Heritage.
    By following all modules in sequence, you will have a complete overview to interact with other professionals and experts in this interdisciplinary field.



Available courses

This module is a tool for the students to create their own virtual experiences, in a collaborative and easy-to-use platform. To request access please contact us at d.a.deluca@staff.univpm.it

Do you know what digital heritage is? Would you be interested in knowing even more about it? Do you want to know how the role of the digital curator has been shaped?

You can solve all these doubts in this first area named Digital Transformation of Cultural Heritage and which is part of this course. Terms as important as Digital Cultural Heritage are more and more relevant given the increasing role of technologies in our lives, likewise, since the last pandemic, you have surely heard how museums or institutions responded to the challenge of the pandemic offering virtual solutions, or even you will have visited museums online that you have never seen before.

If this is the case and you want to discover how museums are getting digital, we recommend you to start with this area of the DCBOX course and find out how you can visit museums miles away from you or even some that no longer exist.

Digital twins and 3D reconstructions of heritage are offering an immersive and up-close experience of heritage elements thousands of kilometres away to audiences around the world. But to get to these final products, there is a huge amount of work behind it.

In this second area of the course Titled Advanced 3D Digitization you will learn how data is collected, processed, optimized, and managed to carry out 3D modelling in the area of Cultural Heritage. From DSLR cameras, 3D scanners, different software to process from small objects to monumental scales, going from images or maps to 3D models, to practical activities based on real cases where different techniques will be introduced as appropriate. Building on what you will learn in area A, by approaching area B you will get a little closer to the objective of the Digital Curator’s role and how to become one of them. 

A Digital Curator needs to know the laws, policies, recommendations, and standards that protect and help us with our work. In this area titled Policy and Digital Data Preservation you will learn about policies that exist in Europe regarding Digital Heritage, as well as the European and international standards and be able to use them if necessary. 

Do you want to know the free formats available for all types of files that we can preserve as a Digital Curator? Do you know the techniques and tools that exist for cataloguing these files? Would you be able to develop database queries, learning SQL, to collaborate with software engineers developing applications focused on Digital Cultural Heritage? Don't miss this third part of the course that will help you complete your journey as a Digital Curator. 

The fundamental skills for a Heritage Conservator, and especially in the case of the Digital Curator, are communication skills and strategies for the spreading and dissemination of Cultural Heritage, so that knowledge is transmitted to the most heterogeneous public possible. 

In this last area of the course named Digital Access: Universal Design and Virtual Experiences we explain how to support this massive outreach. Do you want to know how to design a website for a museum accomplishing with marketing strategies? Are you interested in the world of Extended Reality and how it can be related to Digital Heritage? Do you want to see how Artificial Intelligence adapts to this field? 

Through these last modules, you will be able to develop these concepts and their practical application through real cases in museum collections or applications. In the same way, you will be able to carry out museum applications and their evaluation questionnaire. Get into the last steps to progress in your path to become a Digital Curator.