Dubai Future Foundation
The Dubai Future Foundation i is a dedicated research institute for innovation and exploration in the next generation of technology. The museum's goal is to develop innovative scientific solutions to the developmental challenges of the cities of the future. The Dubai Future Foundation partners with the IDA on the Million Image Database Program.
Classics for All
Classics For All raises funds to enable schools, many in areas of high deprivation, to study Latin, ancient history, classical civilisation and ancient Greek. We offer funding to both primary and secondary schools, often to launch classics for the first time. Classics for All is partnered with the IDA on the installation of the Triumphal Arch in Trafalgar Square and educational programs in the UK.
University of Oxford, Department of Physics
The Physics Department at the University of Oxford pursues fundamental science to make discoveries that enable them to contribute directly to tackling the challenges facing society today. The Physics Department has partnered with the IDA on the Million Image Database, and is involved in the 3D rendering and 3D printing aspects of the project as well as the technology behind the cameras.
Vertex Modelling is a small, highly specialised team of remote sensing and 3D modelling experts. Based in the heart of London, Vertex work to create extremely accurate and detailed 3D models of built environments. The team play a key role in our work in the area of 3D modelling and reproduction.
University of Massachusetts, Boston
The University of Massachusetts at Boston is partnered with the IDA on a series of educational programs focusing on cultural heritage preservation and digital techniques in archaeology. These educational programs will begin in 2016.
It is D-Shape's aim to take 3D Printing to the next level, to apply it where it is most needed – the built environment. Landscaping, architecture, interior design, sculpture: our ambition is to give them a powerful tool for fabrication. IDA has partnered with D-Shape to reconstruct ancient monuments through the Million Image Database Program.
National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind works to raise the expectations of blind people in the United States. They believe that all blind and partially sighted people are capable of achieving our dreams and living the lives they want. The NFB is partnered with the IDA to pioneer techniques and digital solutions to sharing cultural heritage exhibitions with the blind and partially sighted community.
The Abraham Path is a cultural walking route that retraces the journey of Abraham, the legendary ancestor of over half of humanity, who is known for his hospitality and kindness toward strangers.
The route follows a range of independent walking trails in the Middle East, unique to each geography that the route crosses. These trails are largely the fruit of local initiatives, developed and maintained by a wide range of local organizations and enthusiasts.
Snap Theatre, under the artistic direction of Andy Graham, is an educational theatre company working with children and young people from all backgrounds, actively encouraging them to participate in and engage with the arts. Snap Theatre works with the IDA on the development of workshops and curriculum materials in connection with the Million Image Database Gateways programme.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW)
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is based at New York University. It is a center for advanced scholarly research with a focus on the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations. ISAW’s approach to the study of the ancient world is highly multidisciplinary, and combines all of the social sciences to study areas as diverse as the Mediterranean, East Asia and the Pacific Ocean. The institute is committed to research in digital antiquity, and has collated much of its own research with that of other universities into large online databases.
ISAW operates within NYU, but has its own endowment and board of trustees.
The Friends of Herculaneum Society
The Friends of Herculaneum Society is based in Oxford and aims to bring public awareness to Herculaneum through education projects. The society also promotes research at Herculaneum, and has worked extensively with the IDA on projects in the Villa of Papyri.
The Iris Project
The Iris Project and East Oxford Community Classics Centre were founded by Lorna Robinson in order to bring Latin, Greek and Ancient History classes to UK state schools. Through programs like Literacy through Latin, after school programs at the EOCCC and, beginning this year, A Level Latin and Ancient History, the Iris Project fosters a love of learning and the Classics in children and adults in Oxford and across the UK. Past events have included talks from Mary Beard, the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and the creation of a museum in the Cheney School, Headington. The Institute for Digital Archaeology is proud to sponsor The Iris Project and their excellent work. IDA is currently working with Iris to begin a sister program in Cambridge, MA: Iris USA.
The United Arab Emirates
The UAE has stated that it has a global responsibility to protect the history and heritage of the Middle East. The Dubai Future Foundation has announced a global partnership with the IDA to document archaeological sites in the region.
UNESCO World Heritage
UNESCO World Heritage is committed to protecting the cultural heritage of all peoples in the belief that cultural heritage has the power to inform identity and transform society. IDA will be working in collaboration with UNESCO on the Million Image Database Program, which is currently documenting endangered archaeological sites in the Middle East.
Harvard University Dept. of Classics
Harvard University houses one of the most prestigious Classics departments in the world, and one of many currently embracing digital techniques and technologies in the study of Classics and archaeology. The Harvard University Department of Classics works with IDA to organize and digitize Harvard’s large collection of ancient documents. As a part of their work with IDA, Harvard now participates in a regional study for undergraduates in a Sicily module, which includes a trip to multiple sites in Sicily and training in RTI.
TOR ART is an Italian company that specializes in robotics, sculpture and the study of applied technology on construction materials such as marble, stone and metals. The company is a partner in the Million Image Database project for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. TOR ART will assist in the delicate task of recreating ancient monuments destroyed in the conflict zones of the Middle East.
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is the United States' largest public library system. The NYPL is partnered with the IDA through the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Books Library on various projects to bring tactile and audio exhibitions to blind and partially sighted people in New York City.
Trinity College, Oxford
Trinity College Oxford is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. The college was founded in 1555. Trinity is partnered with the IDA in its Oxford/Sicily Workshop program.
Royal National Institute of Blind People
The Royal National Institute of Blind People offers practical and emotional support to people who are losing their sight, are partially sighted or blind in the United Kingdom. The RNIB is partnered with the IDA to find creative solutions to sharing cultural heritage through tactile and audio exhibitions.
In collaboration with Classics for All, Magdalen College, Oxford, Snap Theatre, and colleagues in the Middle East, the Gateways programme targets the cultural education of primary and secondary school children in the UK and the Middle East. Gateways connects children though shared activities exploring themes in culture, language, and ancient history.
University of Oxford, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents makes up part of the Ioannou Centre at the University of Oxford. The CSAD is at the forefront of research in Reflectance Transformation Imaging, an imaging technique that allows researchers to see minute details invisible to the naked eye and even microscopes. Using this technology, as well as others, the CSAD is embarking on a long-term project to digitally catalogue inscriptions from its many archives, including a corpus of Ptolemaic inscriptions from Egypt, the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions, and a wide range of Greek squeezes and papyri.
Kallos Gallery was founded by Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza and showcases beautiful pieces of ancient art in the heart of London. Kallos mission is to not only display and preserve these artefacts, but to support the Classics and archaeology through outreach programs, educational series and more. The IDA has worked with Kallos Gallery to image several pieces in their collection, most notably the Enthroned Korae, and will begin a collaborative project in September 2015.
The Classics Conclave
The Classics Conclave is a private foundation that promotes study, supports research and recognizes excellence in all fields of Classical studies. Begun in Boston, the Classics Conclave now works in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In keeping with its mission statement, it has provided direct support to a number of individual scholars and organizations, awarded scholarships to promising students, hosted dinners and colloquia, republished out-of-print texts, created an online library of oral histories of scholars, collaborated in the creation of undergraduate teaching programs, and participated in the development and testing of digital imaging technologies (RTI).