Museum Bistrita

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by akovacstapai
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Together with the team of passionate professionals from Bistrița, Qulto developed a new concept of an interactive multi-media guide, that combines elements of augmented reality and audio-guide to transform the walk in the exhibit into a quest, a game-like experience.

The app, called Explore CMBN (CMBN being the acronym of the museum) is available on mobile devices and offers the visitor a wide series of information related to the museum history, the building itself, details on each department, each room and on the most important items in the exhibit. The content comes in the form of text, professional audio recordings, images and 3D scans. The guide is available both in English and Romanian, thus making the museum more accessible for tourists everywhere. After a short introduction and tutorial, the users have to scan the QR codes next to each room or object in order to get details on that specific collection or items. Unlike during a guided tour, visitors can focus on items that draw their attention. Moreover, items have keywords, based on area of interest or object category, so that a person interested in jewelries or weapons will get recommendations on that specific type of objects. The multi-media guide is just one component of a bigger project that Bistrița Museum Complex designed together with Qulto.

The project also involves using Qulto museum software for the management of the collections, thus creating a database with complex metadata for more than 30000 museum objects. A public online catalogue of the most valuable items will soon be available.

City Conquest Game

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by akovacstapai
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The main concept of the game is to teach and distribute knowledge related to local history and culture. Your mobile device shows a map on which certain areas have to be seized by giving correct answers to the culture related questions. Visiting the given area increases your chances while playing the game as the questions cover the local sights – famous buildings or statues. Also, aid is given in the form of descriptions, fun-facts and images, and your performance can be shared on Facebook in the end. The GPS data of your mobile’s location enable the system to determine about which area the questions should be about. Also, small tags on the map that mark the sights included in the game serve you as an exciting and „smart” guide in the city.

Qulto Days

Posted on: February 3rd, 2021 by akovacstapai No Comments

Qulto Days 2021

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
(W. Churchill)

Join us live for the professional event on February 3 in Hungarian and / or on February 4 in English, where we will talk about exciting projects and current topics. Participation is free, you can register on the form available at the following link: https://tiny.pl/r1rr3

According to our plans, the event will be organized with the help of the Zoom application, the link required for connection will be sent to the registrants in the days before the event.We look forward to hearing from you!
Join our iconic event straight from your couch!:)

More information and full agenda can be found here

Explore CMBN – your personal guide to the museum

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by akovacstapai No Comments

Museums around the world are taking steps further towards enriching the experience of visiting the exhibits, through meaningful information and elements of interactions. This was also the wish of the Bistrita Museum Complex, in Romania, that turned to our company for designing a way to take the visit to their museum to the next level.


Together with the team of passionate professionals from Bistrița, Qulto developed a new concept of an interactive multi-media guide, that combines elements of augmented reality and audio-guide to transform the walk in the exhibit into a quest, a game-like experience.

The app, called Explore CMBN (CMBN being the acronym of the museum) is available on mobile devices and  offers the visitor a wide series of information related to the museum history, the building itself, details on each department, each room and on the most important items in the exhibit. The content comes in the form of text, professional audio recordings, images and 3D scans. The guide is available both in English and Romanian, thus making the museum more accessible for tourists everywhere.

After a short introduction and tutorial, the users have to scan the QR codes next to each room or object in order to get details on that specific collection or items. Unlike during a guided tour, visitors can focus on items that draw their attention. Moreover, items have keywords, based on area of interest or object category, so that a person interested in jewelries or weapons will get recommendations on that specific type of objects. You don’t have to fear about missing important items in the exhibit, because, just like in a game, the app will remind you that there are unlocked treasures nearby and invite you to discover them.

The multi-media guide is just one component of a bigger project that Bistrița Museum Complex designed together with Qulto. The project also involves using Qulto museum software for the management of the collections, thus creating a database with complex metadata for more than 30000 museum objects. A public online catalogue of the most valuable items will soon be available. 

Also as a result of this project, the museum is now welcoming visitors with a detailed interactive 3D map, situated at the entrance of the building. This application is installed on a large interactive table, has interface both in English and Romanian and offers an insight on the museum history and its collections, as well as some practical information, like the location of the ticket-shop, toilets, stairs, etc.

The core-concepts of the project are digitization of the heritage collections, re-use of content and open access to cultural data. Once carefully recorded in the database, all the information related to heritage collections can be further used to develop new apps or virtual galleries.

More here, if you know Romanian 🙂

Qulto Manage

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by akovacstapai No Comments

Qulto Manage not only relates to the management of the institution, but also to the collections, documentations, information and various contents. It is the first and basic stage of building and implementing the Qulto Ecosystem with an institution.

Integrated Qulto systems for managing a museum, library or other cultural institution allow you to start your adventure with creating a standardized knowledge base about objects, people, stories or places. We often repeat that the database is the most important and is the starting point for further development of the institution towards automation, digitization and publication of content.

What will your institution gain after implementing a collection management software?
– Standardized database.
– A coherent and transparent catalogue of all objects and entities available to all employees and additionally to external users with proper rights.
– The ability to quick and direct collections publication with additional possibilities to share data with external aggregators or portals.
– Creating complex queries, saving results and developing thematic groups of objects.
– Assistance in conducting the inventories.
– A place to store and manage all documentation: photos, cards, protocols, etc. with the possibility of exporting or printing out.
– Conversion and migration of old databases.
– Assistance in carrying out digitization and conservation.
The systems make it easier to control the flow of information between departments, branches and employees, monitoring of activities performed in the software, generating work reports and statistics. Additionally, some functionalities in the systems are tailored to the needs of the institution, as each is different and unique. It can be concluded that every system is exceptional and tailor-made.

Qulto Manage is the first step to implement the sustainable development of an institution in the context of its transparency, openness and integrity.

More info – contact us via our website, Facebook, LinkedIn or simply call us. We are here for you 🙂

Qulto Digital

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by akovacstapai No Comments

Digital is the second level of the Qulto ecosystem, which helps all cultural institutions in the process of digitizing 2D, 3D objects, managing and service files and data in a standard system.

Nowadays, there is a growing demand for access to collections, documents and various knowledge representations in virtual spaces. In addition to online searchability, there is an increasing emphasis on digitized/digital content and the ways of publishing it.

Therefore, it is important to plan the entire digitization process, so that the collection travels from scanning and cataloging in a standard way through processing, data enrichment to online appearance. Qulto Digital supports cultural and educational institutions in this workflow.

With these components, you can easily track the digitization workflow, digital content, and build a modern system from your data, ready for online service and virtual presentation of cultural heritage.

Details: https://qulto.eu/web/portal/qulto-digital

Qulto Manage

Posted on: December 11th, 2020 by akovacstapai

A Qulto Manage nemcsak az intézmények egészének irányításában nyújt segítséget, hanem a gyűjtemények, dokumentációk, egyéb információk és intézményi tartalmakhoz kezelésében is. Ezen termékünk bevezetése az első lépés a Qulto Ököszisztéma intézményi kiépítése felé.

Qulto Manage not only relates to the management of the institution, but also to the collections, documentations, information and various contents. It is the first and basic stage of building and implementing the Qulto Ecosystem with an institution.

Integrated Qulto systems for managing a museum, library or other cultural institution allow you to start your adventure with creating a standardized knowledge base about objects, people, stories or places. We often repeat that the database is the most important and is the starting point for further development of the institution towards automation, digitization and publication of content.

What will your institution gain after implementing a collection management software?
– Standardized database.
– A coherent and transparent catalogue of all objects and entities available to all employees and additionally to external users with proper rights.
– The ability to quick and direct collections publication with additional possibilities to share data with external aggregators or portals.
– Creating complex queries, saving results and developing thematic groups of objects.
– Assistance in conducting the inventories.
– A place to store and manage all documentation: photos, cards, protocols, etc. with the possibility of exporting or printing out.
– Conversion and migration of old databases.
– Assistance in carrying out digitization and conservation.
The systems make it easier to control the flow of information between departments, branches and employees, monitoring of activities performed in the software, generating work reports and statistics. Additionally, some functionalities in the systems are tailored to the needs of the institution, as each is different and unique. It can be concluded that every system is exceptional and tailor-made.

Qulto Manage is the first step to implement the sustainable development of an institution in the context of its transparency, openness and integrity.

More info – contact us via our website, Facebook, LinkedIn or simply call us. We are here for you 🙂 

Moduls for Museums

Cataloging – creating a museum inventory

  • Identification of form and content of all types of objects.
  • Images and audio files can be attached to the identified documents, therefore museums can build up their own electronic collection and they can serve the increasing needs for online content delivery.
  • During description, our software supports the user in checking the regular authority data, as a result, the catalogue will be transparent, organized and will be of high professional quality.
  • The number of authority data is unlimited.
  • Description happens by forms. Any museum can create its own identification forms, which can be upgraded, modified or changed by the authorized user.

Content management

  • Building acquisition log
  • Building inventory books, printing working copy
  • Separate inventories – transfer inventory, inventory of lent objects, supporting exhibition organization, closing end-of-year inventories
  • Printed outputs – end-of-year inventory book, object card, label, full inventory (current and retrospective), preserving the historicity of inventory data
  • Sophisticated access control based on museum standards
  • Properties besides the functions necessary for auditing: handling Thesaurus (subject heading system), synonym, parent-child, part-whole relationships, on-demand upload of background thesauri; realization of a structure necessary for archive inventory; feasibility of research log
  • Records are connected to: bibliographic (book, article) records; correspondence about artworks; image files; research results

Reports

  • In our collection management system it is possible to attach images and other content (3D documents, audio files, videos) to the inventory and authority records. They can be stored and displayed on web interfaces and in printed documents.

Other functions supporting museum work

  • Organizing exhibitions, software support of artwork circulation
  • Software support of checking restoration
  • Inventory of storage, transfer and insurance requirements

Modules and services beyond the basic museum system

Support of auditing (only in selected countries)

  • Customization of inventory books ready in the system and other outputs according to the needs in the audit process; taking part in the preparation work.
  • Monitoring and supporting the audit process until its closure.

Conversion and data migration

  • We provide a test period for the time of conversion.
  • The previous inventory will be used in paralell as long as necessary.
  • After conversion we provide a one-year-guarantee for the whole system (therefore for the conversion, too.

Web publications

  • Connection to the EUROPEANA portal
  • Own web catalog
  • We provide web catalog to our clients. The system makes the data appear in a customized way. Our clients can mark those inventory items and related images that they want to publish. On the basis of the determined criteria we set the required data fields, the search criteria and the way inventortry data and records should appear on the web surface.
  • Own portal

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Workflow

Would you like to handle your workflows in a controlled way?

Our workflow sub-system can handle the sequence of multiple tasks even if there are paralell steps or different branches.The module registers the completed tasks, and on the basis of their outcomes, it diverts them to different threads of execution, according to the task descriptions in the configuration. It handles phases and steps of complex workflows, and in the case of their failure, it implements compensation tasks. The workflow steps can call external systems (for example to integrate financial transactions) and process the results received, too.

Reports

Would you like to get statistical data and management information from your database?

With our statistical module, which works as an individual subsystem, information supporting management decisions and data about the utilization of inventory or the use of services are also available, alongside the required statistical data.

The scope of information queried in the report module can be freely extended with data stored in the database through configuration modifications.
 

Quality Management Reports

Drawing up a report of proper quality and appropriate content is not only a legal obligation, but also the basis of increasing efficiency.

These reports are essential for fulfilling quality assurance tasks. The reports obtainable from the system provide up-to-date inventory. We prepare the reports with extensive consideration of the documentation and reporting obligations.

Logistics

Qulto Digital

Posted on: December 10th, 2020 by akovacstapai

Digital is the second level of the Qulto ecosystem, which helps all cultural institutions in the process of digitizing 2D, 3D objects, managing and service files and data in a standard system.

Nowadays, there is a growing demand for access to collections, documents and various knowledge representations in virtual spaces. In addition to online searchability, there is an increasing emphasis on digitized/digital content and the ways of publishing it.

Therefore, it is important to plan the entire digitization process, so that the collection travels from scanning and cataloging in a standard way through processing, data enrichment to online appearance. Qulto Digital supports cultural and educational institutions in this workflow.

With these components, you can easily track the digitization workflow, digital content, and build a modern system from your data, ready for online service and virtual presentation of cultural heritage.

Digital Asset Management

Are you looking for a solution for Digital Asset Management?

Our module, developed for digital asset management, allows the creation, ingestion, the comprehensive management and the sharing of digital objects and related metadata.Furthermore, it ensures the safe storage of master files, the development of versions converted on-demand, optical character recognition (OCR), watermarking and digital rights management (DRM).

Collaborative Digitization

Would you like to perform digitization tasks in collaboration with your partners?

We support the digitization of books, periodicals and analog copies with workflows, which make the collaborative work of consortium members transparent. Our system covers the whole digitization procedure and handles the whole digitization infrastructure – including human, hardware and financial resources.The system is capable of exporting and importing digital objects in accordance with the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard; we support the digitization processes with a character recognition program; and, due to extensive digitization, the users can develop independent e-documents out of pieces of complete works. It is possible to attach digital rights management functions to the works (DRM). We store native and automatically generated master and service copies, too.

Qulto Connect

Posted on: December 9th, 2020 by akovacstapai

Search

Our search engine provides advanced search functions!

The system allows complex search within locally aggregated and external metadata and fulltext contents. It makes use of intelligent filters, automatic text completion, and even sorting by relevance is possible. We display the document in different formats and it can be downloaded on demand.The search engine is easily adapted to any standard, integrated public collection system or repository. With the help of the search module further possibilities are available. For example reader (booking, renewal, stock request etc.) and printing funcions. Electronic resources can also be linked to the particular content. On request, additional, record related functions can be built into our search engine, too.

Semantics

Would you like to make the search in your collection easier?

Our module transforms local metadata into semantic format and connects them to trusted, public open namespaces. Our search system handles every item of metadata recorded about public collection and scientifical data elements as real content, and with the help of the built-in links, it can easily connect metadata – making the search easier for users. One possibility for the higher-level use of the system is to join the ALIADA (Automatic Publication under Linked Data Paradigm of Library Data) project.

Europeana Connection Kit

The modular system (Europeana Connection Kit), which connects the Qulto collections management system with the European cultural aggregator (Europeana.eu) has been developed within the framework of a European cooperation. 

Some of the services of the system run in Hungary, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The single modules are connected by developer interfaces, and they communicate with each other via the internet.The destination of integration can be customized, and the formats (LIDO and EDM) currently used for the transmission of data can also be developed, according to need, or can be replaced by other formats.

API

Would you like to integrate your existing system with new components?

The standard programming interfaces, connecting large, complex systems or used by customized smaller applications allow us to integrate external components into them without knowing the internal operational details of the systems.Thus, it is possible, for example, to integrate an electronic catalogue (OPAC) with our integrated public collection systems, or to integrate Qulto® solutions with 3rd party softwares and services, and with open source components.

Qulto Attract

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by akovacstapai

Our Solutions

PortalVirtual Exhibition | Attraction and Games | Kiosks | Mobile Applications | E-learning Management System | Real Time Location | E-Commerce​

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Are you looking for a comprehensive portal solution?

Our online user interface serves all the public and restricted functions and makes it possible to efficiently communicate with patrons/visitors. Our portal system built on an open source Liferay framework makes the interactive publication of articles, news and events possible for public collection institutions.

With its fully customizable interface our portal solution can accurately reflect the image of the institution. 

It has all the portal functions necessary for public collection and education institutions:

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Virtual exhibition

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Would you like to introduce your exhibition materials in a digital format?

With the help of our software, and with the use of your local and aggregated digital assets, we can easily create your virtual exhibition. Our modul makes it possible to virtualize digital objects, pictures, videos, books, texts, infographics and games in 3 dimensions.Our platform-independent, custom web applications, which are optimized for touch screen terminals, are based on the contents managed in Qulto GLAM modules. Our real-time location solutions, developed for mobile phones, send contents to the visitor’s smart phone based upon GPS/cell (or QR, wifi, RFID) information. The content can be textual, visual, audio or video material. The result of any activity or game can be shared at social media surfaces. Further opportunities inherent in our system: RFID / NFC / Beacon-based location-based recommendations, audio guide, exhibition statistics, Augmented Reality (eg. authentic presentation of buildings, castles).

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Attraction and games

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Would you like to present your collection in a playful way?

With our components, we build attractions and games by reusing local and aggregated digital assets. Our software supports a wide range of devices like touchscreens, 3D technologies and motion detectors.Our attractions and games can be operated both online and offline; therefore, they can also be displayed at an external site. Our 2 dimensional game solutions are simpler logic quiz tasks, while with our 3D games, even a battle atmosphere can be conjured up. Our real-time location solutions developed for mobile phones send contents to the visitor’s smart phone based on GPS/cell (or QR, wifi, RFID) information. The content can be textual, visual, audio or video material. The result of any activity or game can be shared at social media surfaces. Further opportunities inherent in our system: RFID / NFC / Beacon-based location-based recommendations, audio guide, exhibition statistics, Augmented Reality (eg. authentic presentation of buildings, castles).

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Kiosks

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Mobile applications

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Place your collection or portal into your visitors’ hands, take advantage of possibilities given by smart phones in the form of mobile web applications, native applications and games.

Mobile responsive web interfaces, or your own native applications provide you with extra benefits of your internet presence and in communication with and involvement of your audience. After all, any content can be shared with the visitors’ cell phone (based on GPS, QR code, RFID technology etc.); therefore visitors, using their own tool can read more information on the topic, can watch videos, browse among other contents, or they can even try the mobile applications of the institution, the result of which can be shared on social networking websites, thereby increasing the number of visitors.
Further potentials inherent in our system: RFID/NFC/beacon based audioguide, exhibition statistics, location-based solutions, augmented reality (eg. contemporary presentation of buildings and castles.

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E-learning Management System

E-learning Management SystemOur E-learning product (Qulto® Learning Management System) is a Moodle-based module that makes the management and delivery of online courses easily available to educational institutions, public collections and enterprises. 

The system is available as a stand-alone electronic education system (Qulto® Learning Management System) and also as a complementary module of the Qulto® system (Qulto® Content Management module). We offer consultancy in choosing and introducing the proper e-learning components. We help our clients to plan and develop virtual learning environment and personal learning environment in addition to our system. We help with implementation of the system through our education programmes and personal consultations.

Main parts of Qulto® LMS:

Electronic Learning Management System
Our Moodle-based electronic learning management system, as an independent framework, offers full functionalilty and integration for managing education processes and can be implemented within the existing IT infrastructure. We offer the system to educational institutions, enterprises and corporations dealing with adult education. We develop the system on the basis of your needs – from the image design, to the modelling of internal processes. If our partner operates a quality management system we develop the educational framework on the bases of its needs.

Content Management Module
Our content management module (Qulto® CM) has been developed to perform the content management functions of corporate and public collections and repositories. This module can be used as a stand-alone product, but we recommend it primarily as an addition to already existing repository services (eg. Qulto® repository). With the help of this module, we can serve the formal and non-formal educational forms with content elements. We can place the individual components, or the individually assembled larger content sets, at portal sites or in e-learning systems. It is possible to publish full documents or segments of documents. The text and the media elements can be fitted together, in any order, from any source; thus, we can create new content.
This module is perfectly suitable for revitalizing old documents and for recycling their metadata.

Supporting education organization tasks
We offer customizable electronic learning management system (with the possibility of the development of Personal Learning Environments / Virtual Learning Environments) for educational institutions and enterprises. We offer our partners a tool which can make their educational administration and educational organization work more easily, and with which they can comply with their legal obligations.

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Real Time Location

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E-Commerce

Would you like to offer online payment option for your services?

For supporting book loans, document downloads or online museum services that are subject to fees, we developed a module which allows online payment by the visitors/ readers.In our system we can set every function of a webshop; it is possible for the customer to add the chosen documents to a basket, restart previous orders, or ask for an electronic invoice. On the basis of the customer’s account data, the system can calculate available discounts, too. Customers can pay for the documents online if your institution has previously concluded the contract with a certain bank.

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Last minute Virtual and Physical holiday trip ideas – Part IV

Posted on: September 11th, 2020 by akovacstapai No Comments

Of course, we can’t forget about the amazing options Turkey offers. So at the end of our trip we visit Turkey. Worth visiting is the Ephesus Museum and there we go now.

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Last minute Virtual and Physical holiday trip ideas – Part IVOf course, we can’t forget about the amazing options Turkey offers. So at the end of our trip we visit Turkey. Worth visiting is the Ephesus Museum and there we go now.

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This fascinating museum offers a wide selection of findings from the Ephesus archaeological site, the basilica of St John and the Temple of Artemis. In one of their sections visitors can find a stunning collection of coins dating back to the times  when money was first used in history.

You can visit the museum or experience Ephesus from the safety of your own home with an engaging virtual tour. All you need is your headphones and you can experience Ephesus as if you were there through the power of storytelling and detailed images of the museum’s exhibitions.

Next step is The War of Independence Museum

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During the time of the War of Independence this building originally served as the headquarters of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, so the building itself has historical importance.  

After the renovation of the building, it has opened its doors to the public as the Independence War Museum. Currently, they have rooms offering all kinds of historical treasures from the time of the Turkish War of Independence such as fascinating photographs, documents and authentic furniture.

If you would like to take a walk in this historical building, you can do so here.

This is where our tour ends. We hope you like our ideas for last minute online and offline trips at the end of summer. If you have other suggestions about places we should visit, let us know in the comment section on Facebook!

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Last minute Virtual and Physical holiday trip ideas – Part III

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by akovacstapai No Comments

On the third day we are taking you to Poland! Poland also has some must-see treasures. Maritime Museum in Gdańsk is first on our list. Grab your sailor’s hat and let’s start the adventure.

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The National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk was established in 1962 and the collection was housed in one building. Over the year, the museum has started to branch out and right now consists of 8 branches in different places and even cities. In the Maritime Culture Center visitors can explore some interactive exhibitions. One of them is called  “Ships. Our passion” and present the knowledge about maritime history of Poland. During the visit, the museum offers a virtual shipyard tour as well as a walk inside a ship, and a unique experience made possible by Oculus glasses. The Center can also be visited virtually.

One of their must-see exhibitions is “Boats of Peoples of the World”. This exhibition is a trip of fascinating places related to the water culture on the Planet Earth.

In 2015 the museum launched the project called the “Virtual Open-Air Museum of Wrecks in the Gulf of Gdańsk”. One of the many achievements of this project is the presentation of 3D wreck models on the website. Using these, visitors can get a better understanding of the wrecks by viewing them in detail and reading their descriptions. The 3D models are also an effective tool when it comes to monitoring and protecting the underwater cultural heritage.

Our next step is The Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków.

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On the side of the old Rakowice-Czyżyny airport, visitors can find the Polish Aviation Museum, which is the 8th best aviation museum in the world according to the CNN and is one of the largest aircraft museums on the Planet. Currently, the museum gives home to around 200 aircraft from different countries. Early gliders, helicopters and aircraft engines are all part of their various collections. Now during the COVID-19 outbreak anyone can visit the museum from the safety of their home via virtual tours. The Museum prepared two virtual tours, Wings of the Great War and NATO1949-2009. All virtual walks can be explored here.

For those who would like to visit the institution personally before the summer ends, the Polish Aviation Museum offers also few interesting permanent and temporary exhibitions. One exhibition is devoted to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in Poland. Additionally, the museum offers an exhibition building with interactive exhibits, a cinema, a library, museum shop and extensive collection of historic aircraft. 
It is important to keep in mind that the constantly changing regulations due to COVID-19 might have an effect on the accessibility of the interactive exhibits. It is advised to check the current situation before visiting. 

The Warsaw Rising Museum is an unmissable stop for history lovers.

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This museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s locals who fought and died for the independence of Poland. The events of the Warsaw Rising are presented chronologically – from the stage of the outbreak until the Insurgents left Warsaw. The story of Allied airdrops can be seen in their permanent exhibitions. One of the main attractions is a replica of a Liberator B-24J bomber and the museum tower with a view of the Freedom Park as well as  the city of Warsaw.

Visitors have the opportunity to watch the film called “City of Ruins”. It’s a 5-minute long in a 3D technology video which took 2 years to make.  When creating the material, old pictures and new technology were used to visualize the outlook of ‘liberated’ Warsaw in March 1945.

Even though they have already re-opened their doors after the COVID-19 crisis, they still offer the opportunity to take a virtual walk in their museum for those who can’t visit them right now.

That’s it for today, and we invite you for more attractions on the last sightseeing tour soon this season.

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Last minute Virtual and Physical holiday trip ideas – Part II

Posted on: September 2nd, 2020 by akovacstapai No Comments

On our second day of online touring, we are heading to Romania to Alba Iulia, Sibiu and Bucharest, where many attractions await. We begin our adventure at The Alba Carolina Citadel. This place is big, so it would be better if you may wear some comfortable shoes!

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This Citadel is a star-shaped fortress located in Alba Iulia. The shape of the citadel, an iconic element of Vauban architecture, had a great influence on the design of Alba Iulia. The historical Alba Carolina Citadel is one of the top tourist attractions in the entire country. 

Taking pride in its ”smart city” label, the Alba Iulia municipality is committed to identifying and implementing solutions that can strengthen the city’s brand and tourism industry. Such a solution is the touristic portal, implemented with European funds, where visitors can find detailed information on heritage as well as on practical aspects of the visit. 

People who choose to experience the citadel on foot can select from among 3 themed paths to explore its gates, bastions or fortifications. For those who are unable to travel, Alba Iulia has made sure that its famous citadel can be visited in the form of a virtual tour.

The city has generated a copy of the citadel in virtual space, run on its own dedicated platform and anyone can access it, the only requirement is a pair of 3D virtual reality glasses. During the virtual tours visitors can have a 360-degree view of many of the citadel’s sights.

Romanian Art Gallery in Sibiu is our second stop. 

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With a rich and well-preserved architectural legacy of 12th-century Saxon settlers, the city of Sibiu is also one of Romania’s top tourist attractions. In the very heart of the old city you will find the impressive Brukenthal Palace. This is where, at the end of the 18th century, Samuel Bruckenthal, the owner of the palace, has established some museum collections and founded the first institution of this kind in Romania. In time, the Brukenthal Museum was extended, both in collections and buildings, and it is nowadays a complex of 6 museums, situated in different locations.

If you plan to visit this wonderful city, the museum website offers detailed info on all the collections to admire within Brukenthal Museum.

You can also get a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage managed by the museum by visiting its page and the virtual tours they created in Google Arts & Culture. Embark on a virtual trip here.

Grigore Antipa Museum is a true gem in Romania.

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The museum has interactive exhibitions and educational games that make it possible for visitors to discover the world throughout history as an active participant. Their permanent exhibit hosts a selection of dioramas and aquariums representing various ecosystems. Also, there are some archaeological findings as well. One of their most impressive attractions is a dinosaur skeleton. This museum is an ideal place to explore with children because there are all sorts of hands-on, interactive displays, as well as 3D films, artificial caves and a thorough guide to the huge amount of animal and plant life native to Romania which will keep all generations interested.

However, due to the national regulations, the use of interactive devices is limited during the pandemics, but the museum is still a place you can’t miss if you get to visit Bucharest. 

Luckily, exploring these exhibits can be just as interesting in virtual form.

That’s it for today, and tomorrow we invite you to visit some fascinating places in Poland.

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Selfie app

Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by akovacstapai
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The Szelfi app, connected to the Ethnographic Collection of the Balaton Museum in Keszthely, was created with a playful tool and modern technology and the integration of a face recognizing software. The easy-to-use and free application allows the user to hide in the skin of people in photos selected from the museum’s collection pieces. You can save and share your own images of the face change.

MuseumMap web search interface

Posted on: June 8th, 2020 by akovacstapai
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As part of the renewal and further development of the MuseuMap web search interface, we have developed a color-based search module. Thus, the records of Hungarian museums collected on the museum aggregation portal can be searched and sorted on the basis of the characteristic colors.

The Museum Spectrum

Posted on: June 8th, 2020 by akovacstapai
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The Museum Spectrum portal serves to present the unified museum practice, methodology, processes and concept system. Its main task is to describe the legal and professional requirements and protocols, to support the work of musicologists in professional work processes, in the efficient and high-quality performance of tasks and in the system-level preparation for internal and external audits.