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Geometric Reconstruction And noVel semantIc reunificaTion of culturAl heriTage objEcts

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "GRAVITATE" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: Highfield
postcode: SO17 1BJ

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙593˙440 €
 EC max contribution 2˙593˙440 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.6.3. (Reflective societies - cultural heritage and European identity)
 Code Call H2020-REFLECTIVE-7-2014
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    BRITISH MUSEUM UK (London) participant 407˙382.00
6    THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE CY (NICOSIA) participant 335˙000.00


 Project objective

The overall objectives of the GRAVITATE project are to create a set of software tools that will allow archaeologists and curators to reconstruct shattered or broken cultural objects, to identify and re-unify parts of a cultural object that has been separated across collections and to recognise associations between cultural artefacts that will allow new knowledge and understanding of past societies to be inferred. The project involves, as partners, a world-renowned museum, an archaeology institute, and research partners working in the manipulation of 3-D objects, semantic analysis and ICT integration. The project is driven by the needs of the archaeological institutes, exemplified by a pertinent use case, the Salamis collection shared between Cyprus and the British Museum. Expertise in 3-D scanning from previous project experience enables the partners to embark on a programme of geometrical feature extraction and matching on the one hand, and semantic annotation and matching on the other. The integration of these approaches into a single decision support platform, with a full suite of visualisation tools will provide a unique resource for the cultural heritage research community. We anticipate that the insights to be gained from the use of these tools will lead to faster and more accurate reconstruction of cultural heritage objects for study and exhibition, to greater opportunities for reunification of objects between collections and greater insights into relationships between past societies which can be communicated as coherent narratives to the public through new forms of virtual and tangible displays, involving the reconstructed objects themselves as well as 3-D printed objects and digital visualisations.


List of deliverables.
Report on metadata shape models Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
GRAVITATE Platform Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-11-20 11:46:44
GRAVITATE metadata model Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
Final Report on Use Case Resources Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
GRAVITATE Demonstrator Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-11-20 11:46:44
End User evaluation report Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
Shape analysis and matching toolkits Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-11-20 11:46:44
Provision of enriched metadata descriptions Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
GRAVITATE Dashboard Components Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-11-20 11:46:44
Report on existing 3D scans and metadata Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
Workflow Guidelines Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
Report on Shape Analysis and matching and Semantic matching Documents, reports 2019-11-20 11:46:44
Facebook and YouTube channels initiated, website launched Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-11-20 11:46:44

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of GRAVITATE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Moscoso Thompson E.; Biasotti S.; Sorrentino G.; Polig M.; Hermon S.
Towards an automatic 3D patterns classification: the GRAVITATE use case
published pages: 251-254, ISSN: , DOI: 10.2312/gch.20181372
EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (2018) 2019-11-20
2018 Maria-Laura Torrente, Silvia Biasotti, Bianca Falcidieno
Recognition of feature curves on 3D shapes using an algebraic approach to Hough transforms
published pages: 111-130, ISSN: 0031-3203, DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2017.08.008
Pattern Recognition 73 2019-11-20
2018 Mortara M.; Catalano C.E.
3D Virtual environments as effective learning contexts for cultural heritage
published pages: 5-21, ISSN: 2532-4632, DOI: 10.17471/2499-4324/1026
Italian Journal of Educational Technology 26 2019-11-20
2016 Phillips, Stephen C.; Walland, Paul W.; Modafferi, Stefano; Dorst, Leo; Spagnuolo, Michela; Catalano, Chiara Eva; Oldman, Dominic; Tal, Ayellet; Shimshoni, Ilan; Hermon, Sorin
GRAVITATE:Geometric and Semantic Matching for Cultural Heritage Artefacts
published pages: 199-202, ISSN: 2312-6124, DOI: 10.2312/gch.20161407
Proceedings of GCH 2016 2019-11-20
2018 Biasotti, Silvia; Thompson, Elia Moscoso; Spagnuolo, Michela
Experimental similarity assessment for a collection of fragmented artifacts
published pages: 103-110, ISSN: , DOI: 10.2312/3dor.20181059
Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (2018) 2019-11-20
2019 Catalano C.E; Vassallo V.; Hermon S.; Spagnuolo M.
A cultural heritage partonomy for the documentation of 3D digital artefacts of Cypriot coroplastic art
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2536814
2018 Scalas, Andreas; Vassallo, Valentina; Mortara, Michela; Spagnuolo, Michela; Hermon, Sorin
Shape analysis techniques for the Ayia Irini case study
published pages: 255-258, ISSN: , DOI: 10.2312/gch.20181373
EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (2018) 2019-11-20
2019 Silvia Biasotti, Elia Moscoso Thompson, Michela Spagnuolo
Context-adaptive navigation of 3D model collections
published pages: 1-13, ISSN: 0097-8493, DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2018.12.004
Computers & Graphics 79 2019-11-20
2018 Elia Moscoso Thompson, Silvia Biasotti
Description and retrieval of geometric patterns on surface meshes using an edge-based LBP approach
published pages: 1-15, ISSN: 0031-3203, DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2018.04.028
Pattern Recognition 82 2019-11-20

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