CREATOUR national project as a pilot initiative - Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas • “Mosaico – Conímbriga e Sicó” is a creative tourism project based on the Roman Mosaic heritage ◦ Develops educational, cultural, and creative activities around Roman Mosaic
valuable Roman Mosaic Heritage present in the geographical axis constituted by ◦ the Ruins of the Roman city of Conímbriga, ◦ the Roman Villa of Rabaçal, and ◦ the Monumental Complex of Santiago da Guarda. • Headquartered in the “Monographic Museum of Conímbriga – National Museum” ◦ an important center for archaeological research, conservation and restoration of Roman Mosaic in Portugal
creative activities within the museums, interpretative centers and archaeological sites included in its program of action. • The visitors are invited to be involved in alternative experiences of sharing knowledge about the Roman Mosaic Heritage • Mosaic as an expression of creativity brought into the present and reinterpreted now and in the future.
for example, when they were uncovered, what was the latest conservation or restoration work, etc. • Provide additional conservation and restoration information, for example, display image overlays of the conservation or restoration works on mosaics over time.
visualization of virtual restoration of the existing mosaics. The virtual restoration images could be created by different audiences with different purposes. For example, in the context of a school visit, students could digitally manipulate mosaic images and creatively “restore” missing parts which could then be experienced through the AR application.
aspects of the various mosaics. • For example, mosaics could be highlighted with graphical information regarding the various motifs found in the mosaics ◦ geometric patterns, animals, plants, compositions, mythological figures, etc.
targets were recognized ◦ This was expected ◦ Targets were captured from a distance ◦ Not much effort in capturing targets • Wikitude performed very poorly ◦ Unexpected ◦ Requires further study as to why
points of these AR frameworks • AR frameworks’ performance varies depending on the type of image they are recognizing • AR frameworks have different performance compromises ◦ No single one is best at every performance attribute • Virtual Heritage application developers should test different frameworks before commiting to one • We still need to study additional aspects such as the best way to capture targets ◦ Explore alternative AR types