CyArk Annual Summit

Conference: CyArk 500 Annual Summit: Resilience through Innovation: Countering escalating threats to cultural heritage by rethinking preservation though digital technology.

20-21 October 2015
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Potsdamer Stra├če 33, Berlin, BE 10785, Germany

The conference is organized in response to the recent natural and intentional destruction of cultural heritage sites around the world. The Summit brings together global leaders in support of advancing technology for heritage preservation.

  • Industry experts including leaders of international associations, top researchers, and directors of renowned institutions.
  • Public figures including former first ladies, academy award winning directors and producers, and TV personalities.
  • Government officials including cultural ministers, ambassadors, and high ranking officials.
  • Business leaders including Fortune 500 presidents, top technology executives, and directors of major foundation

Data Donation: Those to donate archaeological data sets will receive free admission to the Summit and be eligible to win additional prizes from CyArk and Partners.

Full details are available on the conference website. (Registration is required).

Notes on two of the projects presented
CyArk: Project Anqa in Syria and Iraq
Phase One, lasting two months including four weeks in the field, will deploy (3) teams of (3) professionals, paired with local workers to the priority countries of Iraq and/or Syria to record one site per team per week, recording 12 sites total. Phase Two, lasting six to nine months, will deploy (10) teams of (2) professionals, paired with local workers to additional sites in Iraq and Syria as well as other priority countries throughout the Middle East and Saharan Africa to record approximately one site per team per week with additional down time during the six to nine month period, recording upwards of 220 sites total. They are in contact with DGAM to do pilot project in Damascus

Project Mosul
Project Mosul is an initiative started by Matthew Vincent (ITN-DCH Researcher), Chance Coughenour (ITN-DCH Researcher), and Marinos Ioannides (ITN-DCH Coordinator) of the Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage, a Marie Curie Actions FP7-PEOPLE funded project. The project is a response to the destruction of cultural heritage by the Islamic States, and proposes to use crowd-sourced imagery to digitally reconstruct the heritage that has been destroyed. Volunteers, no funding.