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Name
BYZART
Creator (Corporate Body)
Type
complesso di fondi
Extent
The collection includes 76273 images and audio-visual materials from several archival collections made available by project partners and content holders.
Abstract
Byzantine and Post-Byzantine archaeological and artistic heritage from a variety of archives and collections.
Description
BYZART – Byzantine Art and Archaeology on Europeana - collection arises from the eponym project co-funded by the European Commission as part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program. It gathers a great amount of images and audio-visual materials related to the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine cultural heritage, namely 76273 digital contents. They pertains to 29 previously never exploited archives, sometimes having required restoration and preservation measures.
Original analogic archives included slides, glass plates, cardboards, gelatin silver prints, albumen prints, carbon prints, collotypes, photogravures, color prints, transparencies, watercolors, sketches and drawings. In addition, the collection encompasses one music archive of traditional Orthodox church music records and one audio-visual archive about the Byzantine monuments of Cyprus.
For digitization purposes, high-standard digitization guidelines have been adopted by content providers. The customized metadata scheme is modelled on the Europeana Data Model and embeds Linked Open Data resources in order to ensure project interoperability and searchability.
Most of the collection regards a great array of artistic and cultural expression related to the Byzantine Empire and its legacy. In order to maintain coherence and consistency with the original composition of archival collections, some records related to the Roman Imperial period are also included since comprised in the analogic collections. Therefore, the chronological range of BYZART collection spans from the 1st to the 20th c. AD and date references are categorized as follows: Imperial/Late Roman (1st-3rd c. AD); Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period (4th-6th c. AD); Byzantine Early Middle Ages (7th-9th c. AD); Middle Byzantine Period (10th-12th c. AD); Late Byzantine Period (13th-15th c. AD); Post-Byzantine (16th-20th c. AD); Western Early Middle Ages (7th-9th c. AD); Western Middle Ages (10th-15th AD).
Further chronological details are sometimes included in the description of single items.
History
Archive materials digitized in the framework of BYZART EU-funded project.
Quantity
76273 items
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