Come to the European Night of Museums 2024 – From MECIPT to VR

Come to the European Night of Museums 2024 – From MECIPT to VR

On May 18, 2024, the Politehnica University of Timișoara, together with the Department of ID/IFR and Digital Education, the Multimedia Center and together with the cultural project Spotlight Heritage Timișoara, invites you to the 20th edition of the European Night of Museums event!

UPT Technical Museum (Splaiul Spiru Haret – Experimentarium TM) comes to life and brings to the public a series of unique digital installations, made by artists, collaborators, students and teachers of UPT for Timișoara! Starting with 16:00 to 22:00, come and discover the history of information technology, from the first computers to virtual reality. Entry is free!

What you can discover:

  • The interactive applications of edutainment from Heritage under the spotlight;
  • Latest apps Spotlight Heritage Timișoara of virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (AR/MR) – interacts with a complex real-virtual world, by using the latest digital technologies that present landmarks of Timișoara;
  •  Patterns of Poetry: discover Timisoara through poetry and color (artist: Marius Jurca, 13m10j). This installation is an interactive project that is based on poems created by the writer Robert Șerban, under the title "Poems about Lady Timișoara", part of the project Patrimonilul under spotlights;
  • Unique digital installations, combining art and technology:  
    •  𝐿𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐜𝐀𝐈 𝐀𝐨𝐧𝐧: a dynamic virtual garden with virtual plants and mushrooms (artists: Anna Dumitriu & Alex May, in collaboration with CAPABLE Project and BioArt Revolution, organized within the Romanian Science Festival) – discover a dynamic virtual garden, where plants and mushrooms virtuals grow and interact with each other and how different drugs can affect organic organisms, influencing their development;
  • Games in AR, through which you can interact with objects from the cultural heritage of the city;
  • History of information technologies: visit MECIPT-1, the first university computer in Romania, but also all other technological devices to see with your own eyes the technological evolution of our era;

Find out where it all started and how the first alpha numeric calculator from the university environment in Romania looked like! Come to discover MECIPT-1, but also the evolution of technology in the UPT Museum! The event is designed to capture the attention of everyone, regardless of age, providing an excellent opportunity to learn about the evolution of technology and its impact on society through unconventional ways, merging multiple fields, mediums and ideas, creating a universe of connections and opportunities for generations future

The Night of the Museums event will be held on Saturday, May 18, and will be under the sign of the number 20. Eagerly awaited every year, especially by the general public, the Night of the Museums #20 will run throughout the day of May 18, until late in night, simultaneously with several European countries.

Spotlight Heritage Timișoara/Heritage under the spotlight is a digital cultural initiative of the Timișoara Polytechnic University carried out in partnership with the National Museum of Banat, part of the Timișoara 2023 European Capital of Culture Cultural Program. Cultural project co-financed by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Project Center, the Timiș County Council, the Ministry of Culture, EEA and Norway Grants.