From the moment that the
Design & Manufacturing Laboratory (DML) of TEI Crete, took
over the Digitization Project of the Olive Tree Museum of Vouves,
a commission by the Municipality of Kolymvari, we were faced
with a big challenge: How would the digitization of the museum
take place, using cutting edge technology which would be
internationally recognizable, in order to globally promote the
«local», without altering it. How would the different forms of
technology be combined, for the purpose of promoting our
cultural heritage. This was also the goal of Mayor, Mr.
Polychronis Polychronidis, who was the founder of the Olive Tree
Museum of Vouves.
For the above reasons, the Design &
Manufacturing Laboratory (DML) of TEI Crete made use of its
latest technology and experience gained from successful similar
projects. The innovatine results which came about from this
project and are available on the museum website
3D Spherical panoramas 360°, inside the Monumental Olive
Tree of Vouves
and nearby sites. The user
can pay a virtual visit inside of the Monumental Olive
Tree of Vouves, just like actually being there. This
specific panorama, apart from appearing on the museum
website, can also be found on Google Earth (360 cities),
with simultaneous projection of a satellite map.
Virtual Tour of the Olive Tree Museum of Vouves
This is an interactive virtual tour of the museum,
through spherical panoramas 360° and other multimedia,
used for recording the interior and the exterior of the
museum. This way, the user pays a virtual visit to the
museum, as if being there, with the ability to move
around, examine the exhibits, tour the museum, observe
and gain information, while getting a full 3D experience
at the same time.
3D models of selected museum exhibits
models of great precision were created, using 45
selected museum exhibits. For each one of these exhibits
the user enjoys a 3D presentation, with the ability to
revolve them, take them apart (explode view) and get
on-line measurements and sections.
The website of the Olive Tree Museum of
Vouves also includes high resolution photographs, background
processing of all the selected exhibits, photographs and videos
from events and special documentaries, Google map of the
location and a contact form.
The team of the Digitization Project:
Dr. Manolis Maravelakis, DML Director, Project Manager
George Tzatzanis, DML Research Associate, 360ο
panoramas, Virtual tour
Nikos Bolanakis, DML Research Associate, 3D Modeling
Myrto Kontomitaki, Museologist, Art Historian, Artistic
Dr. Antonios Konstantaras, Assistant Professor TEI
Crete, Parallel Processing of 3D data.
Stavros Boutalis, 3D modeling of exhibits
Haralampos Korovesis, 3D modeling of exhibits
Irini Mantzorou, 3D modeling of the monumental olive
NextStep, Web design & hosting
Our warmest thanks to Mayor, Mr. Polychronis
Polychronidis, for his vital contribution throughout the whole
project, as well as to his team, Irini Koukoula, Anna Kakavelaki
and Zaharia Malliaraki, for their invaluable help. We would also
like to thank Mrs Katerina Karapataki and her family for her
hospitality during the whole period of the project.
For more info you can contact
Dr. Manolis Maravelakis