Program 2017


Museums | World Union of Jewish Studies | Association of Israel Archivists | Archaeologists
Co-chairs: Dr. Susan Hazan | Dov Winer Conference
Producer: Millie Hazan +972 (0) 509988815
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Hebrew Program

Monday, 13 November

9:30 - Registration and refreshments
In Hebrew and English | Simultaneous translation
Upper Hall

Artwork Conservation and Digital Documentation

Irit Lev-Beit
Acting Head of Chemistry Laboratory, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
Using a Modern Imaging Technique on an Ancient Mummy

Sharon Tager
Head of Restoration Laboratories, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
All for One and One for All - Six Conservation Laboratories Working as One at the Israel Museum

Gilad Levian
Executive Director, U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art
Restoration in an Augmented and Virtual World

Timothy Long (Via Skype)
Curator of Fashion & Decorative Arts, Museum of London
Allison Kupietzky
Collections Database Manager, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
London, New York and Los Angeles – an update on the digital progress of artwork conservation documentation



Dr. Dimitrios Skarlatos 
Assistant Professor, Cyprus University of Technology, coordinator iMARECULTURE
Disseminating Underwater CULTURal heritagE using VR, AR and serious games   

Gabriele Gattiglia, Università di Pisa
Coordinator of the ArchAIDE Project
Over the next three years, the ArchAIDE project will develop a new app that aims to change the global practice of archaeology, thanks to the latest automatic image recognition technology.

Sheena Bassett, (PIN Scrl), Project Manager
Parthenos, Pooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage E-research Networking, Optimization and Synergies
Hella Hollander (KNAW-DANS, NL). Responsible for protocols and best practices
PARTHENOS delivers guidelines, standards, methods, services and tools to be used by its partners and by all the research community to exploit commonalities and synergies to optimize the use of resources in related domains. 

Auditorium Upper Hall


Jürgen Sieck
INKA, HTW Berlin, Germany, NUST Windhoek, Namibia
Mixed Reality Applications for Cultural Institutions and
Grass Root Culture

The presentation will describe several technical aspects of mobile devices, sensor networks, context sensitive services in information systems for museums and several Mixed Reality best practice applications.

Susan Hazan
Virtual Multimodal Museum (VIMM)
Curator of New Media, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
What is a Virtual Museum - results from Working Group 1.1

Meidan Alkobi
PICO, Jerusalem -
PICO’s vision is to create an ecosystem which locates Jerusalem as both a local and a global capital for sustainable technological creativity. The presentation briefly discusses the special DNA of Jerusalem, the capital of the StartUp Nation and the ways in which the fund forges connections between high-tech companies, local infrastructure, as well as cultural and educational institutions and young students in a wide range of innovative learning scenarios. In this way, we believe, both the teaching staff and their students may progress from the various programs to become the leaders of tomorrow
Mak(er)ing Jerusalem


Violet Radnofsky
Harvard Judaica, Harvard University
Report on Harvard digital projects

Dafna Levenvirth
Allison Kupietzky and Yair Talmor
The Information Center for Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Archive of the Photographer Israel Zafrir – The Makings of a Successful Joint Digitization Project

Hila Zaksenberg
Director of the Visual Culture and Performing Arts Project, National Library of Israel
Digitizing Creation Processes: a Short Introduction

Iris Lana
Independent Dance Researcher, Director of the Dance Cluster
The National Digital Collection: Architecture, Dance, Design, Theater
Digital Dance Archive: How Scattered Traces Become a Field of Knowledge 

Michael Cidor
Architect, Research and Catalog Coordinator, Architecture Cluster, The National Digital Collection: Architecture, Dance, Design and Theater
Figures, Institutions, and Bodies of Work: the Building Blocks of a Digital Archive for Architecture

13:00-13:15 - break
13:15-14:00 Plenary in the Auditorium

Launching the National Israel Museum Portal - Ministry of Culture and Sport

Under the auspices of

Mr. Yossi Sharabi
The Director General of the Ministry of Culture and Sport

Reuven Pinsky
Senior Director, Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage

14:00-15:00 - Lunch break
* Coffee shops and restaurants are located in the new building and in the vicinity of the Van Leer Institute in Aza Street
Auditorium Upper Hall


Marco Rendina

Europeana Fashion International Association
Give the people what they want: The Europeana Collections approach and the Fashion Collection example

Sofie Taes
KU Leuven / Photoconsortium
Open Sesame: Europeana’s Thematic Collections on Photography and Migration

Nadav Sheratzky
Head of Library and Digital Resources at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
Bezalel Tumblr Curation
Allison Kupietzky
Collections Database Manager, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Tumbling through Space - Contemporary Israeli Fashion from Bezalel on the Europeana Fashion Tumblr

Maria Drabczyk

International Projects Coordinator at the Polish National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA)
Zuzanna Ciesielska
Multimedia Specialist at the Polish National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA)
Music in Movement - an interactive guide to contemporary music


Tuesday 14 November

9:00 - 9:30 Registration and refreshments
Auditorium Uppper Hall


Menachem Katz 
The Open University of Israel, Department of History, Philosophy, and Jewish Studies - Director of the Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society
Flexible Digital Editions of Oral Literature

Moshe Pinchuk
Netanya Academic College
Ahavat Zion Ve’Yerushalayim – The importance of Dov Ber Ratner`s Enterprise in the internet milieu

Digital Archives II
Chair: Dudu Amitai
, Hashomer Hatzair Archive Yad Yaari, Chairman of the Israeli Association for Archiving and Information

Hila Bahard
The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Could Historical research be based on archives in the digital era?

Yael Netzer, Keren Shuster, Maya Reitan
Eva and Anita- personal archives
Some thoughts on metadata and description of personal archive material 

Billy Segal Gezelius
Head of Film Achives, Israel Broadcasting Corporation - Kan 11
IBA TV & Radio Archives - The preservation challenges due to ownership change between public broadcasters.

Benny Ohry
Director, Reporter and Editor, Channel 1, Israel Broadcasting Authority
Photographic documentation of veteran IBA

Auditorium Upper Hall
Haim Sperber and Ronen Amsalem

Western Galilee College
Agunot Database 1851-1914 - Applying Digital 

Adi Portugez
The Ben Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Head of Infrastructure Information Systems
The Archive Meets the Community Project – a Call for Research

Zvi Knoll
Heritage Knowledge Management Methodology by Digital Means

Digital Archives III
Billy Segal Gezelius
Head of Film Achives, Israel Broadcasting Corporation - Kan 11

Meir Russo
Jerusalem Cinemateque, Israel Film Archive
Digitization of the audiovisual heritage collection of Israeli cinema and heritage materials of the State of Israel (including Israeli materials) deposited in the Israeli Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque.

Robin Zalben
Librarian, Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
Outside the box: Digitization and accessibility of Jewish history in films

Marat  Parkhomovsky
Artist and Culture Entrepreneur, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Past is Already Here - A Journey to Design a Foundation for Israeli Cinema Historiography

13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:00 - Auditorium

PLENARY - Digital Humanities Keynote lectures

Toma Tasovac
Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH)
National Coordinator of DARIAH-RS and Chair of the National Coordinators’ Committee at DARIAH-EU

Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert 
Head of the Research Department on Web-based Information Systems and Services
Stuttgart Media University
Linked Data in the Jewish Studies FID (Special Information Service) serving all German Universities


DARIAH/ DESIR – Open Infrastructures for Digital Research in the Arts & Humanities

Ora Zehavi
Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library, University of Haifa 
How to enhance the usage and awareness of Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

Aynat Rubinstein
Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
JEMH: The Open Corpus for Emergent Hebrew

Sinai Rusinek
University of Haifa and Bar Ilan University:
Kima, The Hebrew Gazetteer as an Open Infrastructure Project

Vered Silber Varod and Anat Ben David
Open Media and Information Lab (OmiLab), The Open University of Israel