Heritage Malta’s Digitisation Unit is to scan and create a three-dimensional digital twin of Senglea’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. This is just one of the provisions of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Heritage Malta and SOCEP (Senglean Organisation of Culture and Ecclesiastical Patrimony), a voluntary organisation.
Under this agreement, Heritage Malta will also provide technical consultation and assist SOCEP in the two-dimensional digitisation of assets and the creation of corresponding metadata structures. SOCEP, on the other hand, has agreed to grant access for the artefacts to be digitised.
Heritage Malta is the national agency responsible for the management, preservation, and digitisation of cultural heritage, as well as the national aggregator for digitised cultural heritage. Given the agency’s technical expertise in the digitisation of cultural assets and the collaboration with the Francesco Zahra exhibition held last May at the Oratory of the Holy Crucifix in Senglea, it was a natural decision for SOCEP to approach Heritage Malta for this project.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Noel Zammit, Chief Executive, on behalf of Heritage Malta, and Canon Robin Camilleri, Archpriest of Senglea and President of SOCEP, on behalf of the voluntary organisation. The MOU has a five-year term, subject to renewal.
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