PERCEIVE is a research project aimed at transforming the way in which we study, reproduce, and exhibit coloured artworks, securing their legacy for future generations.

MUNCH is one of 11 European partners involved in PERCEIVE. The museum is offering access to its artworks, such as the 1910 version of The Scream by Edvard Munch. The project employs a multidisciplinary approach and novel AI technologies to capture and simulate the artwork's unique history and colour degradation. By utilising photographic, spectroscopic imaging, and colorimetric techniques, MUNCH’s interdisciplinary team, consisting of specialists across science, innovation, research and learning, aims to enable both the general public and museum specialists to fully experience The Scream's artistic significance and the scientific skill that goes into the preservation and displaying of our collections.

PERCEIVE will transform how we communicate colour in Digital Cultural Heritage and Digital Art. This will benefit both stakeholders and users by making heritage science accessible to the creative industry, revitalising museum curation, enhancing colour reconstruction, broadening access to collections, and fostering public engagement. PERCEIVE's vision extends to reconnecting European citizens with Coloured Collections, cultivating awareness, care, and a symbiotic relationship with cultural heritage.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101061157.

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