Conference | Digitizing Jerusalem’s Archives: Urban Heritage in the Age of Digital Culture
The Jerusalem Archives Project, funded by the Jerusalem Development Authority and led by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, is an extensive project of digitizing archive collections and databases that document the planning and building of Jerusalem in modern times. The materials are scanned and cataloged and will be presented as a database on the city GIS map, in order to offer professionals and the public an in-depth familiarity with Jerusalem from the various perspectives of the collections, and promote the city’s planning and conservation.
The conference brings together professionals and scholars whose work focuses on practical and essential issues concerning the digitization of the city’s heritage and its interpretation, in Jerusalem and beyond, under three main topics: cultural heritage in the digital age – the digitization of the Jerusalem archives, digital heritage and “the historic urban landscape” approach to conservation, and democratization/interpretations of Jerusalem’s heritage.
The conference will be held between 2 - 4.1.22