The digital application "Jumièges 3D" has just been awarded a first prize by the jury of the World Summit Award, for innovative applications in the category "e-culture and tourism" of this international competition, The results were unveiled on 26 October 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
This prize was presented at a gala ceremony of the World Congress of the Information Society organized by the UN in Colombo (Sri Lanka) on 26 October 2013 in the presence of Didier Happe, Co-Head of Graphic Art & Heritage. The World Summit Award is organized by the UN to reward the most innovative digital and internet content. This year, 461 projects from 160 countries were in competition.
The project was born from the will of the General Council of Seine Maritime, owner of the abbey of Jumièges since 2007, to provide this exceptional place with an innovative and respectful device of the place.For its realization, the project also benefited from funding from the Direction des affaires culturelles de la Haute-Normandie and European ERDF funds. It should also be noted that the Regional Service for the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage of the Haute-Normandie Region has made its documentary and photographic collection available free of charge.
JUMIEGES 3 D allows to re-discover in 3 D, on site or remotely, the abbey of Jumièges as it was before its partial destruction, thanks to the mobile augmented reality process. The reconstitutions, based on the work of an international scientific committee, were the result of a constant dialogue between the committee and the Art Graphique & Patrimoine teams.