New Technologies in Museums

Athens, June 2007
A particularly friendly Message by the Minister of Culture, Mr G. Voulgarakis, and an interesting speech by the General Secretary of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development, Prof. I. Tsoukalas, opened up the one-day conference on New Technologies in Museums on Saturday morning, 16 June, in the Amphitheatre of the War Museum. The conference was an initiative by Mrs Lila de Chaves, President of the Federation of Friends of Museums. The following participated in the one-day conference:

A. The Digital documentation and recording of monuments, works of art and exhibitions

Chaired by Prof. Sophia Augerinou-Kolonia, NTUA

  • V. Kolyva, Responsible for Axis 1 ‘Education and Culture', EYD of the Business Programme Society of Information, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Maria Koutrokoi, National Documentation Centre, Technical Management of European Programmes, Department of Strategy and Development
  • Loukis Euripides, Professor, University of the Aegean
  • Polyxeni Adam -Veleni, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • Eftichia Papadopoulou - Aggelos Papanikolao, Documentation Office, BHM
  • Giorgos Karaghiannis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing
  • Evangelia Bafouni, Historian Historical Archives of the Municipality of Piraeus
  • Nikos Melios, Historian

B. The preservation and conservation of cultural property

Chaired by Prof. Giorgio Marcou,

Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection

  • Dr Michael Doulgeridis, Director of Conservation, National Gallery
  • Kostas Fotakis, Director of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (FRT) and professor of Physics, University of Crete
  • Kostas Papaodysseus, Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens
  • Eleftherios Kayiafas, Professor, National Technical University of Athens
  • Dimitris Katsadakis, Director of operations of the Department of Works of Art, ‘Orpheus Beinoglu', board member
  • Lazaros Chalkidis, Director of Procedures and Development of Computer Science

C. Electronic collections management

Chaired by Mr Isidoros Tiano, Friends of the Jewish Museum

  • Kostas Konstantinidis, Managing Director-Postscriptum
  • Kostis Dallas, Lecturer, Panteion University

D. The utilisation of cultural content. The creation of information multimedia material for display, education and information of the public

Chaired by Prof. Loukis Euripides, University of the Aegean

  • Prof. Konstantinos Stephanidis, Director of the Institute of Computer Science - ITE
  • Sofia Avgerinou-Kolonia, Professor, National Technical University of Athens,
    School of Architecture, Director of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Prof. Stephanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens
  • Maria Oikonomou, Professor, University of the Aegean
  • Daphne Oikonomou, Lecturer, University of the Aegean
  • Nikos Zygouritsas, Researcher for the Lambrakis Research Foundation

E. Intellectual Rights and Technological Measures of Protection and

Chaired by Prof. Ioannis Lyrintzis, University of the Aegean

  • Dimitrios K, Tsolis, University of Patras
  • Dimitris Meidanis, Panos Kalabakas, Silktech Company

F. Application of New Technologies. Modern perspectives in Museums, Foundations and Cultural Bodies

Chaired by Mrs Lila de Chaves

  • Aggeliki Kottaridi, Doctorate in Archaeology
  • Elias Spyrtounias, Director of the ‘Greek World'
  • Valia Vraka, Musicologist, Lilian Bourdouri Foundation
  • Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Euge nideion Foundation
  • Dimitra Asideri, Director of the Lighthouse for the Blind in Greece
  • Dr. Nikos Papadimitriou - Theoni Georgopoulou, Museum of Cycladic Art
  • D. Lazidou, Conservator of works of art
  • A. Karadimitriou, Architect
  • E. Katsanika, Museum of Byzantine Culture
  • Dimitris Papalexopoulos, Archtect, Lecturer, National Technical University of Athens
  • Panos Kardasis, PhD from the University of Manchester
  • Isidoros Tiano, General Secretary of the Friends of the Jewish Museum
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