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Innovative High -Tech Art Product, created by first year students of the BTU becomes operational
17 July, 2018
First year students at the the Business and Technology University (“BTU”) and specialists at the Georgian National Museum have created a technical application called “Area”. Application will allow users to access text and audio information on up to 50 art works at any one time, for example the works of Niko Pirosmanashvili, David Kakabadze and Lado Gudiashvili,exhibited at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

Director of the Georgian National Museum, Davit Lortkipanidze, explains that
the project will continue to evolve and develop in the future and it is anticipated that it will deliver information not only on paintings but also archeology, nature, etc.

"I want to thank the Business and Technology University for initiating this project. This proves that in Georgia it is possible to create an innovative high-tech product that is linked to our national heritage. We have not adopted the traditional technology from other countries, but have created a completely new product for Georgia. The National Museum will continue with the collaboration in order to make our museum not only a store of National Treasure, but also a High-Tech Research Laboratory, "said David Lortkipanidze.

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Photo courtesy: www.btu.ge

Students of the BTU started working on the application in the autumn of 2017. During this period, information relating to the works of 3 artists were migrated into the new system. The new technology also allows colour to be changed on the relevant art work.

According to Nino Enukidze, Dean of the BTU, this is only the initial stage.
"Area" is a very exciting innovative and high-tech idea. Cooperation with the National Museum is unprecedented. Work continues and within a short time information on many exhibits of the museum will be fully migrated into the system."

The application "Area" is available for use by any visitors through Tablets provided at the National Gallery. Text and audio versions are in Georgian as well as in English, therefore, it is quite useful for tourists too.

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