MetaLab is conducting an extensive research on the state of digitization of our cultural heritage.
If you are affiliated with a cultural institution or possess insights into the digitization of cultural assets, particularly within the museum sector, we cordially invite you to join us in this vital endeavor.
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" The time is right
for a new Digital Renaissance "
A new era of connectivity
A New Narratives
From Cabinets to Catalysts
Rediscovering lost treasures
Crafting the Past Anew
Meta Lab's main focus areas:
We explore best practices for the digitization, preservation, and dissemination of cultural heritage sites and artifacts in the digital age.
Governance & Management
Meta Lab delves into best practices in governance, database systems, and metadata management for digital copies of cultural sites and artifacts, ensuring a structured and accessible repository.
Open Access Advocacy
We actively promote the open access visibility and utilization of digital cultural sites and artifacts across the private and public sectors, fostering widespread accessibility.
Meta Lab is a catalyst for collaboration, building an ecosystem of knowledge exchange and community building around our cultural heritage, encouraging collective preservation efforts and multiperspectivity.
We're at the forefront of harnessing cutting-edge web3 technologies AI, digitization, blockchain and immersive solutions to enhance the digital world for our cultural heritage, ensuring it remains relevant and engaging for current and future generations.
01 PROJECT DIGITIZE
AI technologies like NERF and 3D Gaussian Splatting already show promises in improving time, quality and cost for the creation of 3D scans compared to traditional techniques such as photogrammetry.
However, scanning an artefact is only the first step. And more often than not is where cultural institutions stop, due to lack of incentives and resources.
For our cultural heritage to be more present in creative industries, it is important to explore standardizations and asset optimization.
Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
02 PROJECT ARKIFACT
It serves as an experimental hub, unveiling solutions encompassing security, standardization of assets, collection curation, and exhibition creation.
Additionally, the platform explores open-access technologies as an approach to digital restitution, fostering diverse conversations and multiperspectivity around its artifacts.
03 PROJECT ARKIVR
By stepping into the shoes of future content creators, we strive to detect and address potential challenges they might encounter, thereby refining techniques and workflows.
ARKIVR delves into the utilization of Web3 technologies, encompassing 3D interactive worlds, AI assisted guides, enhanced accessibility, gamification, and innovative tools for content creators to craft virtual exhibitions, offering a contextual tapestry of artifacts from diverse collections and perspectives.