carare.jpgConnecting Archaeology and Architecture in Europeana
(Acronym: CARARE)

Project cost (Litas): 230 801 LTL

Project executive team:

  • dr. Laurynas Kurila,
  • dr. Rimvydas Laužikas,
  • dr. Andra Simniškytė-Strimaitienė,
  • dr. Vykintas Vaitkevičius,
  • Vaidotas Suncovas,
  • Dovilė Urbonavičiūtė,
  • Ieva Mitokaitė,
  • Šarūnė Balandytė,
  • Šarūnas Jatautis,
  • Evelina Vosyliūtė,
  • Ingrida Vosyliūtė.
Financing source: The European Commission (Seventh Framework Programme) and Vilnius University.

Project aim:
The aim of CARARE is to aggregate digital content (textual and visual, including 3D) from the archaeology and architectural domains to Europeana, the main information system for the heritage of the European Union.

Project brief description: The Project involves 29 institutions (public administrations, education and science institutions, museums, research centres) from 21 countries of the European Union, which by 2012 will provide the CARARE system 2 030 112 objects, including photographs, graphics, video reports, 3D images, texts, maps, accounting entries for the heritage monuments, etc. CARARE will make available these data to Europeana.

Vilnius University (represented by the Faculty of Communication within the scope of this Project) will provide ARUODAI, the information system for Lithuanian heritage, 21 000 negative scans derived from the Photographic Archive of the Department of Archaeology of the Lithuanian Institute of History, in line with the Cooperation Agreement with the said Institute. The scanning work has been completed as an effort of a previous project ARCHEOLITAS, financed by the Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation.

These images will be shared with the CARARE system. They visualize photographically the most important archaeological expeditions that took place in Lithuania during the period 1948-1969. Those years saw the beginning of excavations at the sites of Vilnius Lower Castle, Trakai Peninsula and its castles, as well as many other research initiatives dedicated to what is now considered the major monuments of the archaeological and architectural heritage.

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