Platform Developed by Bulgarian IT Company Sirma Launched in US MuseumsBusiness | March 19, 2015, Thursday // 13:25| views
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City Photo: youtube.com
Bulgarian technology company Sirma ITT, a part of Sirma Group Holding has implemented a new documentation system, joint work and administration of processes connected to restoration of artworks at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and New York's famous Metropolitan Museum.
The program is entirely Internet-based and is part of the Sirma Enterprise Integration & Collaboration Platform, as announced by the company's Press Office Thursday, Money.bg reported.
It is called Conservation Space - a technical platform developed by Sirma ITT and will be further implemented in other leading museums across Europe and the USA.
Sirma won the bidding on the USD 2 M project at an international contest back in 2013 in a partnership with Ontotext. The program is entirely Internet-based and is part of the Sirma Enterprise Integration & Collaboration Platform.
The purpose of the system is to allow restoration workers across the globe to better cooperate, submit and use detailed information such as HD photographs, X-ray shots, scientific research and publications, expert opinions as well as general information.
Thus, the cost of restoration procedures that could often reach as high as tens of millions of dollars, can be reduced to negligible amounts.
The company is also planning on issuing an initial public offering (IPO) of its stocks at the Bulgarian Stock Market.
''We are extremely pleased with the Bulgarian technological success that has been achieved in competition with a number of US and European companies,'' said Yavor Dzhonev, Sirma ITT's CEO. ''Our key advantage was our long-term vision on the development of the platform, the existence of a working technology and the incorporation of a number of avant-garde semantic technologies.''
After its official launch as a cloud service in the beginning of 2016, the system will also be made available to Bulgarian museums, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.