The prominent figures in attendance at the award ceremony testifies to the importance of the European Cultural Award. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, singer Placido Domingo, and EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics honored the 29 winners in Berlin on June 22. Among the winners: CultLab3D.
The EU pays tribute to cultural heritage research
In 2018, the European Commission and Europa Nostra honored twenty-nine award winners from 17 countries for their outstanding achievements in the fields of heritage conservation, research, volunteering, education, training and raising awareness. In the research category, CultLab3D of Fraunhofer IGD was among the winners. The department was recognized for its innovative approach to 3D mass digitization, as well as for its special ability to preserve Europe’s cultural treasures for future generations through high-resolution 3D scans. With its automated scanning technology for 3D digitization, Fraunhofer IGD is making its contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
3D digitization as an important contribution
The presence of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the award ceremony is testament to the significance of this EU prize for culture and society. Together with the President of Europa Nostra, singer Placido Domingo, and Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Athletics, Steinmeier honored the award recipients. With its selection as a prizewinner, Fraunhofer IGD’s technology makes a decisive contribution to Europe’s cultural heritage as a source of inspiration for the future.
The event attracted around 1,000 attendees, from senior EU institutions and Member States to leading representatives of heritage organizations from across Europe.