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July 17, 2013

Help CyArk digitally preserve 2,000-year-old Sea of Galilee boat


EMC Heritage Trust kicks off 2013 contest

The EMC Heritage Trust Project, which provides grants to organizations digitally preserving the world’s cultural heritage, has kicked off its 2013 contest.

Last year, CyArk, the,nonprofit dedicated to preserving world heritage through 3D data capture and delivery, took home second prize – a $5,000 grant – for its efforts in documenting Mission Dolores in California.

CyArk won a spot among the finalists again this year in its bid to digitally preserve the 2,000-year-old (very vulnerable) Sea of Galilee Boat in Israel.

EMC is now giving fans of the seven finalists until July 29 to vote for their favorite on its Facebook page.

1) Visit EMC Heritage Trust Project Facebook page
2) Select “See the 2013 Spring Finalists”
3) Scroll to the bottom of the page and vote for us! “Digital Preservation of the 2,000 year old Sea of Galilee Boat”

Winners receive grants worth $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000.

CyArk will formally launch its 500 Challenge to digitally preserve 500 of the world’s most important cultural heritage sites over a five-year period this fall. At a two-day conference Oct. 20-22 at the Tower of London, CyArk will announce the first sites to be included in the 500 and lead discussions among key stakeholders to share experiences and best methods for capturing, disseminating and archiving information about these sites.

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