Project to deploy art digitalisation
Already published successful applications include Second Canvas Prado – Bosco masterpieces at the Museo del Prado © В залах Прадо

Project to deploy art digitalisation

Art digitisation company Madpixel has been awarded over €1m under the Horizon 2020 programme to support the deployment of its Second Canvas platform.

Second Canvas will enable museums to digitalise and publish content based on high resolution art captures, enriched with storytelling exploring and interpreting the works.

Second Canvas aims to help users understand art context and symbolism, demonstrate techniques and provide context to achieve full visualisation of each piece.

The new solution introduces new features across media publishing options: web, native apps (iOS, Android, tvOS), digital publications – such as iBooks – interactive kiosks and digital exhibitions.

The project also drives collaborations across museums, institutions to curate platforms, digital exhibitions, content generation, educational uses and activities that foster art culture across the EU.

Starting in September, European museums interested in participating in MadPixel’s pilots can benefit from Second Canvas’ deployment.

The initial phase will invite up to 100 institutions to participate.

The solution will be available to all museums in the coming year.