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Publication date
April 17, 2023

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Smart Lens

This web application allows museums visitors to create an interactive visual guide that recognizes the details of artworks.

Using a variety of computer vision techniques such as CBIR, classification, and object detection, users can use their own smartphone or tablet as a lens to inspect and analyze details of interest in any artwork.

This innovative application provides multimedia information about the recognized details, making it an intelligent guide to any collection or set of artworks you are interested in analyzing.

Unlike traditional guides that rely on QR codes, Smart Lens requires active and visual engagement from users, making the experience more interactive, engaging and smarter.

Smart lens - examples of details recognition and information presentation (images courtesy of MCA, Graz Museum, BoCCF)

Discover and test

Gallery images are part of WikiArt -Visual Art Encyclopedia. DEMO version also includes limited selection of artworks provided by museums participating in the ReinHerit project (GrazMuseum, Cycladic Museum,
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation). In addition, through collaboration with curators of small and medium-sized museums, the gallery has been populated with images of artworks and additional contents provided by Fondazione Musei Senesi IT, Giara Gipsoteca di Arte Antica e Antiquarium University of Pisa IT, Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia IT, Museo Capitolare Diocesano Foligno IT.

Try the Smart Lens Tester at the following link:

Smart Lens Tester

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004545.

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