Vilamuseu receives the Miguel Hernandez Award from the Diputación de Alicante

The Provincial Council of Alicante has delivered this Wednesday the 2022 Miguel Hernandez Awards for Culture in Alicante. This is the second edition of these awards and Vilamuseu has been one of the entities awarded to receive one of the twenty-one honorary awards given to individuals, traditions, organizations, institutions and societies of the province that have stood out for their work and career.

The jury is made up of well-known personalities from the world of culture in the Valencian Community who have divided the awards into five categories. In the case of Vilamuseu, it is one of the winners in the category of "Awards for innovation in culture through information and communication technologies", for its work in disseminating heritage through new technologies and, more specifically, for the new audiovisual on the Bou Ferrer Roman shipwreck. In the documentary, in addition to understanding the great importance of the site, we can see through virtual recreation what the ship was like, how it sailed and how it was wrecked. This work of virtualising the heritage to make it more comprehensible and accessible is gradually being undertaken, so that we already have more than fifty pieces virtualised and uploaded to the Sketchfab platform. These pieces can be consulted online and viewed in detail in 360 degrees, but in addition, many of them have been 3D printed to integrate them into the exhibitions as tactile pieces, necessary for access to culture for the visually impaired.

The Councillor for Culture of the City Council, Isabel Perona, and the Museums and Exhibitions technician of Vilamuseu, Carmina Bonmatí, received the award at the Gala held in the Auditorium of the Provincial Council of Alicante, ADDA, from the hand of the deputy Antonio Francés. They were accompanied by the Councillor for Equality, Asunción Lloret, and Councillor Jaime Lloret.