This work package is build on the Museum Guide Platform developed by VUB spin-off Universum Digitalis. This platform provides a solution for content management and distribution for museums. VUB-ETRO (Department of Electronics and Informatics) develops technology that allows querying the database by taking a picture of a painting with a mobile phone’s build-in camera. A demo of this functionality will be integrated in the Museum Guide platform.
In October 2009 an exposition of artworks selected from the VUB art collection was organized to demonstrate the framework and the recognition and retrieval functionality.
The iPhone Application "The VUB Art Collection" can now be downloaded via Apple's AppStore