21.105 The London Charter (for the use of 3D visualisation)

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 10:56:48 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 105.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 10:53:19 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: The London Charter

From: Anna Bentkowska
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 18:03:38 +0100

The London Charter



The aim of this announcement is to draw the attention of relevant
subject communities to the Charter, encourage discussion of its Draft
Principles and invite expressions of interest and comments that may help
in refining this document.

The London Charter aims to establish internationally-recognised
principles for the use of 3D visualisation by researchers, educators and
cultural heritage organisations.

Since the first draft was published in March 2006, the London Charter
has attracted significant international interest, including strong
endorsement by the 90-institution-strong EPOCH Network of Excellence in
Processing Open Cultural Heritage (EU FP 6), which has described the
Charter as "one of its most important achievements", and by senior
representatives of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and
Activities and the Flemish Heritage Institute. Translations into
Japanese, Polish and several other languages are planned.

The Charter aims to establish principles essential to the achievement of
intellectual integrity and transparency in the use of 3D visualisation
for cultural heritage, and to provide guidelines for sustainability and

The London Charter is advised by a Board of international experts and
co-chaired by Professor Richard Beacham (King's College London) and
Professor Franco Niccolucci (University of Florence), and benefits from
the participation of a wider Interest Group. Activities are coordinated
by Dr Hugh Denard (KCL) and Dr Sorin Hermon (Florence). The JISC 3D
Visualisation in the Arts Network (3DVisA) is Secretariat to the

The Charter arose out of a symposium and expert seminar held in London
in February 2006 convened by the King's Visualisation Lab funded by the
AHRC, and jointly sponsored by the AHRC ICT Methods Network and EPOCH,
during which over 50 international delegates debated approaches to the
issue of intellectual transparency.

For further information please contact:

Dr Anna Bentkowska-Kafel
JISC 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network (3DVisA)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
Kay House, 7 Arundel Street
London WC2R 3DX, UK
Tel: +44(0)20 7848 1421

3DVisA www.viznet.ac.uk/3dvisa
The London Charter www.londoncharter.org

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
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