Date to be confirmed
General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)
With an exponential growth in the number of digital projects implemented within the walls of the Museum, digital reproductions of artworks, VR, 8K and so on have become an integral part of the Museum, and their cultural significance is no longer possible to ignore. Museums have entered a new era – the age of digital culture.
The digitalisation of museums has long surpassed its initial concept of preserving cultural heritage in the form of digital reproductions. Photo-, audio- and visual artworks are becoming self-sufficient, extraterritorial objects of intellectual property. Thus, instead of travelling to Saint Petersburg to visit the Hermitage, one can simply put on a VR helmet – or browse the entire Metropolitan Museum collection on a phone screen from any corner of the world.
The digital future is here. In addition to new horizons, limited only by the project author's fantasy and the scope of financing, it brings about new questions:
The present panel discussion will address these and other relevant issues.
General Director, The State Hermitage Museum
* The Programme may be subject to change
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