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​HAMH Museum, Hydra, Greece


National Archive - Museum of Hydra (IAMY in Greek and HAMH in English), is daily visited by a large number of Greek and foreign visitors. It sets out important 19th century paintings and numerous artefacts- relics from the War of 1821, the era of Hydra costumes, maps, navigation instruments, cannons, carved wooden figureheads and parts of ships, construction models and lithographs of ships etc. In the showroom of IAMY also exposed are representative samples of historical documents of the 18th-19th century. The Historical Archive has a wealth of material for historians and interested researchers (about to 18,000 manuscripts and 122 hand-scripts, community codes and ledgers covering the time period from the early 18th to the mid 19th century). 
The aim of the demonstration case is related to exploitation, increasing the visibility and number of visitors and enhancing exhibitions by the improving of accessibility, understanding and, consequently, value of the European Cultural Heritage to offer to a wide spread range of visitors and citizens more opportunities and innovative tools for approaching and understanding the historical and cultural heritage of this historical building, its collections and its exhibits in Hydra island.​

Main objectives:

  • Identify representative parts of its historical collections, such as paintings, archives, maps and other artefacts of the 19th century A.C., as well as the historical building itself, to be surveyed, photographed and modelled in 3D, thus creating a part of HAMH’s digital information dataset;
  • Develop, test and validate a Museum Tour Mobile App. (including AR/VR technology considerations, which will be exploring the above-specified HAMH’s digital dataset). The 3D model could be used to virtual reality application, giving an experience of visiting the museum either on internet or by mobile applications (both on-site and off-site) for virtual exhibition;
  • The building has also condition assessment and maintenance needs. An accurate description of the area by means of a BIM model could bring new possibilities to enrich building information. Different technologies could be used using additional tools to work on point cloud, integrating drone pictures and additional materials into the 3D model.
Prof. Roberto di Giulio
University of Ferrara, Italy
T his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 665220.