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Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti2020028

Interactive Tools for the Preservation, Dissemination and Study of Silk Heritage—An Introduction to the SILKNOW Project

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Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC), Universitat de València, 46980 València, Spain
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Department of Art History, Universitat de València, 46010 València, Spain
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International R&D and Innovation Unit of the Research & Innovation Service, Universitat de València, 46010 València, Spain
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Received: 19 April 2018 / Revised: 12 May 2018 / Accepted: 13 May 2018 / Published: 15 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Cultural Heritage)
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Silk was a major factor for progress in Europe, mostly along the Western Silk Road’s network of production and market centers. The silk trade also allowed for the exchange of ideas and innovations, having impacts at economic, technical, functional, cultural and symbolic levels. However, silk has today become a seriously endangered heritage. Although many European specialized museums are devoted to its preservation, they usually lack the size and resources to take advantage of state-of-the-art digital technologies. The aim of this paper is twofold; firstly, we introduce SILKNOW, an interdisciplinary project that has been recently funded by the H2020 Programme of the European Union in order to preserve and promote the heritage of silk textiles; secondly, we introduce a set of interactive tools related to the project. View Full-Text
Keywords: silk heritage; interactive tools; thesaurus; virtual silk heritage; interactive tools; thesaurus; virtual
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Portalés, C.; Sebastián, J.; Alba, E.; Sevilla, J.; Gaitán, M.; Ruiz, P.; Fernández, M. Interactive Tools for the Preservation, Dissemination and Study of Silk Heritage—An Introduction to the SILKNOW Project. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2, 28.

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