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Virtual Encyclopaedia of the Bulgarian Iconography

By Lilia Pavlova-Draganova, Vladimir Georgiev and Lubomil Draganov


East-Christian icon art is recognised as one of the most significant areas of the art of painting. Regrettably, it is still being neglected in the digital documentation and the registry of the art of painting. The accessibility to that large part of mankind's cultural and historical ancestry would be enhanced greatly if icons of all possible kinds and origins were digitised, classified, and „exhibited“ in the Internet. That would allow the preservation and even the future digital restoration of a large number of rare specimens of the East-Christian art of painting. This article aims to introduce how modern techniques from the area of digital libraries can be used for implementing the demonstrative multimedia library “Virtual encyclopaedia of the Bulgarian iconography ” 4, containing a large number of Bulgarian iconic art masterpieces and iconography of various authors, periods and schools

Topics: Digital libraries, Multimedia content, Cultural heritage
Publisher: Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
Year: 2007
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