Dr Jaime Kaminski from the Cultural Informatics Research Group has been awarded a prestigious ICCROM fellowship.

Based in Rome, ICCROM is the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (the acronym refers to the International Centre for Conservation in ROMe). Established in 1959 ICCROM is an international intergovernmental organisation whose remit is to improve the quality of conservation practice as well as raising awareness of the importance of preserving cultural heritage.

ICCROM fellowships are for senior professionals from institutions or organizations in its Member States to undertake their own research in one of the fields of study of interest to ICCROM. Jaime will be researching aspects of the economic impact and benefit of archaeology. He is the first UK academic to have been awarded an ICCROM Fellowship since the scheme began in 2002.

The Cultural Informatics research group based at the University of Brighton, undertakes research across a spectrum of interdisciplinary areas to support the development and use of digital collections. Research focuses on technical areas, including 3D virtual environments, archives and collections management systems, web and museum based interactive applications and language technologies; and non-technical areas, including testing, economic and social impact evaluation in support of the development of the cultural heritage sector and its opportunities in tourism, entertainment and education.

Please see our Reshaping History Exhibition web site which demonstrates research done during the 3D-COFORM project. Please follow the video link by selecting "Exhibition Videos" under the "Media Exposure" top menu item for a visual tour of the work presented at the exhibition held in Brighton during summer 2012.

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