Information Systems Laboratory


Category: national

Project Title: Byzantine wall paintings of churches in the area of Crete: Risk Map

Funding Organization: Region of Crete - CRINNO

Coordinator: Ministry of Culture - 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Ioannis Volanakis

Partners: Foundation for Research and Technology - HELLAS, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology - HELLAS, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser

Duration: 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2006

Expiration Date: 31/12/2006

Total Budget: 225000

FORTH ICS budget: 12600

Project Objective: 

The aims of project are the following:

  1. Systematic recording of Byzantine wall paintings founded in the churches of Crete. Documenting their current state and their risks in a knowledge database system integrated with a GIS and CAD system.
  2. Research and diagnosis using non destructive methods, elaborate pilot studies on monuments selected in the research phase
  3. Staff training in new technologies, emphasis will be given in CAD, documenting using knowledge bases, GIS and non destructive diagnosis methods
  4. Exploitation of the results through internet presentation on the site of Nikiforos Fokas, which is the official site for the monuments of Crete, located at the offices of 13th Ephorate.

Contact Person: Chrysoula Bekiari,

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