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Create a web app for Grandson Castle and/or the Crossbow Collection
The crossbow collection is very well documented and it is situated in the Grandson Castle. Is there a way to make this wast amount of information accessible more attractively to an audience beyond crossbow specialists? Is there even an innovative way to combine it with the 3d model of the castle?
The outcome of this challenge could be:
- a web app that uses the crossbow information combined with interactive storytelling techniques, or
- a serious game that plays in and around the castle, or
- a generative data visualization, or
- an approach to an artistic use of the data
Ideas for a fresh approach to the cultural heritage data of the crossbow collection and/or a use of the 3d model of the castle are welcome. There is no existing team yet. Everyone who is interested, has programming skills, experience with 3d software such as Blender or WebGL, with AR/VR, or is data scientist, a crossbow specialist, a humanities scholar, a museum or GLAM professional, mediator or media designer is welcome to join the group.
3d model of Grandson Castle
The Grandson Castle is situated at the Lake Neuchâtel and owned by the Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte (SKKG) in Winterthur. The castle has been modeled in 3D as a simplified surface model of the interior and exterior for museographic use.
Downloadlink for the data
10_Chat_grandson_model_3d.zip in folder
The Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte (SKKG) in Winterthur owns one of the world's largest collections of crossbows. The collection was housed in the Grandson Castle (currently, the crossbows are in the deposit because the castle is being renovated until 2026). The collection is recorded in the SKKG's collection database and has been extensively researched and documented by the external expert Jens Sensfelder. Data (metadata, images, documents) include the documentation of about 160 crossbows and accessories (a total of about 300 records).
Data and file formats
- metadaten from SKKG's collection database, CC0 1.0,
- List of objects with thumbnail images from the collection database, CC0 1.0,
- Images, CC0 1.0,
- Comprehensive documentation sheets on the crossbows by Jens Sensfelder,
- metadata of the objects and images of the objects: CC0 1.0
- The Dokumentation Armbruste und Zubehör Schloss Grandson (SKKG Winterthur), 2022 by Jens Sensfelder is licensed under CC BY 4.0.
Downloadlink for the data
Armbrustsammlung Grandson(The Dokumentation Armbruste und Zubehör Schloss Grandson (SKKG Winterthur), 2022 by Jens Sensfelder is licensed under CC BY 4.0.):
Grandson-2022-Dokumentation(contains folders for each object with multi-page object documentations as
Images_Collections of crossbows(contains:
JPGs) (SKKG, CC0 1.0)
Collection of crossbows.CSV(metadata from SKKG's collection database, CC0 1.0)
List of objects_Collection of crossbows.docx(SKKG Metadaten aus MuseumPlus CC0 1.0)
List of objects_Collection of crossbows.pdf(SKKG Metadaten aus MuseumPlus CC0 1.0)