Webinar #onlinetogether: Digital stories in the Jecza Museum

Webinar #onlinetogether: Digital stories in the Jecza Museum

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In these times of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, just like in other countries, face-to-face educational functions and activities are being moved online, using apps, platforms and various tools for distance education.

In the Online together webinars , we respond to these challenges, in the most practical way possible, in the spirit of open education and free access to knowledge. Participants received an Open Badge (Open digital certificate) - Online together.

During the 20th edition of the webinars in the series Online Together, project partners Digital sculpture collection - The Interart Triade Foundation and the Polytechnic University, through the team of the Multimedia Center and the eLearning Center, led by Jecza Gallery, through Andrei Petru Jecza presented to over 300 participants Jecza Museum, through "digital stories”Of sculptures (digital storytelling), from the presentation creative path, starting from the idea - concept - sketch - mold and up to the final work, but also Web page with 2D image elements, augmented reality applications,virtual tours for viewing works of art and, at the same time, the digital collection of 100 Peter Jecza sculptures.

The event was broadcast live on the platform Zoom and simultaneously on the Facebook pages of E-Learning Center, Multimedia Center and the project DigiCulture Erasmus +, gathering dozens of positive messages and thoughts.

The works of the sculptor Peter Jecza, constituted in a valuable Collection that contains both finished works and the models created by the artist, have for over 20 years also the space that highlights them. Commonly known as law Casa Jecza, this space acquired, after the artist's death, museum value. Today, Jecza Museum, from objective reality, doubles its presence in the virtual space.

The cultural project realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture in the context of the “National Culture Day”, named DIGITAL SCULPTURE COLLECTION aims to select 100 sculpture works, in order to establish a digitally processed Pilot Collection, which will be a virtual identity of the existing one in material form. We will thus have a museum and its virtual double, accessible to any non-present visitor.

Processes facilitated by new media - which refers to digitization, indexing, archiving of images and linking this digital archive to European and global archives and indexing - will facilitate the access of a new and diverse public to art, will facilitate the consultation of the material left by the artist, will allow the public to become familiar with the forms of sculpture. A number of "digital stories" will enter the history of the birth of the work, will follow the path that the artist took from the idea, to the object that materialized his thought.

Partners project Digital sculpture collection are, together with its initiator, the Interart Triad Foundation, Polytechnic University, through the collective The Multimedia Center and the eLearning Center, led by Galeria Jecza, by Andrei Petru Jecza.

The project is carried out with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, in the context of the "National Culture Day" and takes place between 15-31 January 2021. 

Click on the image to view Open Badges issued at the Online Together webinars

Online Together webinars are organized in collaboration with IEEE Romania, the EDEN Association and the Politehnica University of Timișoara, every week with guests from other universities and schools in Romania.

Watch the recording of the event here: