EVA 2001 Moscow
Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts

The State Tretyakov Gallery
3 - 8 December 2001

2001
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The international conference EVA2001 Moscow (December 3-8, 2001) was organised in the State Tretyakov Gallery under the EVAN project (IST-2000-26409) of European Commission and was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technologies of the Russian Federation, Russian Foundation for Fundamental Researches, the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation Russia), the British Council (Moscow), Moscow Department for Cultural Heritage Preservation and other state, private and public institutions.

Aims: to introduce to foreign delegates Russian cultural heritage, cultural and research potential of Russian specialists, the level of new information and communication technologies development and use in cultural area; to introduce to Russian professionals EC Programmes and Projects in Digital Culture and discuss perspectives of wide participation of Russia in EC Programmes and initiatives; make professional contacts of Russian and foreign specialists; to discuss common problems of informatisation of different heritage institutions (museums, libraries, archives, non-movable heritage institutions), interoperability of content, integration of cultural information resources on regional, national and international levels; to show and discuss the results of new digital culture projects.

Conference Theme: Heritage for all: New Technologies for Museums, Galleries, Libraries &Archives

Plenary sessions:

  • Strategic Issues
  • International Co-operation

Sections:

  • Multimedia in Life-long Learning
  • Information Technologies for Museum Pedagogic
  • Automation of Museum Activities and Information Technologies (ADIT)
  • Integration of Regional Information Resources; resource centers
  • Presenting Regions: Information Resources of Kuzbass
  • Contemporary Art and the Internet
  • Digital Access to Cultural Heritage: Audio and video archives and funds
  • Access to Digital Cultural and Social Heritage: Cultural Diversity and Dialogue
  • Access to Digital Cultural Heritage: Information Projects
  • Digital Cultural, Scientific and Educational Heritage: technologies and Standards
  • Digital Heritage: General and Legal Issues

Workshops:

  • Information Systems for Museums: KAMIS
  • Information Systems for Archives
  • E-commerce and Culture

Conference IRITOP-2001 inside EVA2001 Moscow Conference:

  • Session: Information Resources and Technologies of non-movable Heritage Preservation (IRITOP-2001)
  • Workshop: Information systems for non-movable heritage preservation (IRITOP-2001)

Special events:

  • Game - contest on Fine Arts for Children
  • Presentation of joint editions of the Ministry of Culture, the State National Library and Liberea publishing
  • Presentation of Russian Museum Encyclopaedia
  • Presentation: Information Kiosk Vertual Hermitage, the gift of IBM to the Russian Library for Foreign Literature
  • Round Table "Automation of Museum activities and Information Technologies (ADIT)"
  • Demonstrations of Equipment and Technologies for Audiodocuments Digitisation and Restoration in the State Literary Museum
  • Lecture "Information Management in Culture"
  • Discussion
  • Internet press-conference in the House of Journalists was organised by the Internet-Most company (www.internet-most.ru)

Working languages:

Russian and English, synchronic interpretation in the conference hall of the State Tretyakov Gallery and in the State Darwin Museum was provided.

Conference Organisers:

from EC side - VASARI Enterprises (UK); from Russian side the Centre on the Problems of Informatisation in the sphere of Culture of the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation (Centre PIC) and the State Tretyakov Gallery. The main organisational efforts were made by Centre PIC.

Conference places:

the conference hall of the State Tretyakov Gallery for 450 persons equipped with interpretation facilities; the lecture hall of the State Tretyakov Gallery for 200 persons; the lobby of the Engineering building of the State Tretyakov Gallery; the conference hall of Moscow Department for Cultural Heritage Preservation; the hall of art literature of the Russian Library for Foreign Literature; the audio department of the State Literary Museum.

Papers: 138

Delegates and speakers: 630

The delegates represented over 200 institutions from 50 regions and cities of Russia. 23 foreign delegates and speakers were from France, Finland, USA, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, Scotland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Greece, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine.

Exhibition Multimedia in Culture, Art and Education:

During the Conference the exhibition of Russian multimedia on culture, art and education was organised in the lobby of the Engineering building of the State Tretyakov Gallery. CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, Internet-sites, data-bases, software for museums and libraries, video-films on culture, art and education were presented. 38 institutions showed 95 products. There were a number of presentations of the most remarkable multimedia products.

Cultural Visits:

During the Conference visiting the State Tretyakov Gallery was free for the delegates. Special guided Russian language and English language excursions free of charge for the delegates were organised by the State Tretyakov Gallery, by the Moscow Kremlin, by the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. The conference delegates were invited to the Nikolay Roubinstein Museum of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire for the Concert Trio in creative work of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Professors and Graduates.

Registration fee:

The conference participation and the exhibition place and equipment were free of charge. The information materials, the conference Programme, the Proceedings, the Exhibition catalogue, Who-is-Who Reference, bilingual CD-ROM with EVA2000 Moscow materials, a pen, a note-book and a folder were given to the delegates free.

Travel expanses:

Travel expanses and/or accommodation of 67 delegates and speakers from the regions of Russia were paid from the grant of the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation Russia) total 3000 US $. The British Council Moscow paid travel expenses, accommodation etc. for Sandy Buchanan (SCRAN, Scotland) participation and paper.

Promotion:

Conference information materials were disseminated by fax, e-mail, post to all delegates and speakers of EVA98, EVA99 and EVA2000 Moscow; to delegates and speakers of ADIT2001 Tula; to delegates and speakers of Crimea2001, to delegates and speaker of ECHOLOT (April), to culture departments of 89 regional administrations of Russia; to 33 University Internet Centres of Russia; to 100 Russian multimedia publishers. Personal invitations were sent to the officials of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technologies, the Ministry of Education of Russia, to the State Duma committees, to Moscow Duma and Moscow Government, to Moscow Delegation of EC. The conference information was published on Internet-servers www.artinfo.ru, www.museum.ru, www.adit.museum.ru and others, VASARI; spread by mail-lists of the Information Society Institute, of the Russian Library Association, LIBWEB consortium, of the Information Society Net; published in on-line magazines PC-Week, Home-Computer, in the EC information DIGICULT.

EVA2001 Moscow information was spread at international conferences EVA2001 Florence (March), EVA2001 Berlin (November), ADIT2001-Tula (May), Crimea2001 (June).

Dissemination of the results

During the conference the information and interviews were on Russian TV and radio.

During the conference direct real-time Internet broadcasting on Video Portal Russia from A to Z (www.a-z.ru ) was organised by the on-line video translation were organised by Power Computer Technologies Ltd.

The overview and summing up were published on Museums of Russia server, in PC-WEEK on-line magazine.

Proceedings:

The conference full paper Proceedings were published and printed in Russian and English and presented to the conference delegates and speakers free of charge.

Internet:

Starting from May, 2001 EVA2001 Moscow site (www.evarussia.ru) was opened and supported in Russian and in English. It contained the announcements and call for papers, exhibition information, Internet registration, the Organisation Committee, the Programme Committee. In August October the Conference programme and abstracts were published and renewed every week. Before the conference the illustrated exhibition catalogue and full papers were added. After the conference the full text papers, presentations and the exhibition catalogue were revised, edited and published in full, photo-album was added. The full texts Proceeding, the illustrated Exhibition Catalogue, the photo-album and video fragments of the conference were prepared for printing on CD-ROM in Russian and in English.

During the conference direct real-time Internet broadcasting on Video Portal Russia from A to Z (www.a-z.ru ) was organised by the on-line video translation were organised by Power Computer Technologies Ltd.

Financial support:

The Conference was supported by the EC EVAN project (IST-2000-26409); the Conference and the Exhibition were supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russia, by the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology of Russia, by the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation Russia), the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. IRITOP-2001 was supported by the Moscow Department for Cultural Heritage Preservation. The British Council Moscow paid travel expenses, accommodation etc. for Sandy Buchanan (SCRAN, Scotland) participation and paper.

Sponsors:

Organisational sponsors: the State Tretyakov Gallery, Association on Documentation and Technologies (ADIT), the State Literary Museum, All-Russia Library for Foreign Literature.

Technical sponsors: ARTINFO (web-site hosting) Activision (projection equipment), Formoza (computers), Power Computer Technologies (on-line Internet broadcasting), Internet-Most (press-conference).

Informational sponsors: ARTINFO, Russian Cultural Heritage Net, PC WEEK, Information Society Net, LIBWEB.

Cultural Programme sponsors: the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Moscow Kremlin, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the State Darwin Museum, Nikolay Roubinstein Museum of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.


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