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Digitized collections of archeological objects with mythological iconography in the BNF’s Department of Medals

With the digitization of old collections of photographs and a vast campaign of digital filming as its starting point, this project’s goal is the study and valorization – notably under the vantage point of iconography and the historical and geographic journeys of antique objects – of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman works of mythological iconography conserved by the French National Library’s (BnF) Department of Monies, Medals, and Antiques. These data will be distributed on the site LIMC-France and on the Internet site of the BnF.
The newly created collection will be the occasion to reflect on the perception and modes of visualization of the heritage object. Beyond the community of researchers, the project also seeks to reach a vast audience, thanks to the realization of thematic dossiers and virtual exhibitions that will keep collections accessible during the renovations of the Richelieu site of the BnF.

Project leader
Pascale LINANT DE BELLEFONDS, research director, CNRS, responsible for the team Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), UMR Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn).

Internal cluster partners
Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ARSCAN) - Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC);
French National Library – Department of Monies, Medals, and Antiques;
Maison Archeology and Ethnology René-Ginouvès (MAE).

Duration : 5 years

October 06 2016
Workshop

Anne-Violaine Szabados presents how they used Nakala and Omeka for the Digitized collections of archeological objects with mythological iconography in the BNF’s Department of Medals project.

Workshop for cluster members only.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10am-12am
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Building Max Weber - Salle de séminaire 2 (40 pers)