Presentation of the Living Castles project at the International Scientific Symposium of Printing & Design 2019

On March 14, 2019 at 10 am at the Školska knjiga Hall, Masarykova 28, Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić opened the International Symposium on Printing & Design 2019, organized by the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, under the patronage of the City of Zagreb. On that occasion, mayor Bandić presented the Medal of the City of Zagreb to PhD. Vilko Žiljak, emeritus professor, for all the work and extraordinary contribution in the field of science, printing and graphics. Also, sixteen different authors or authors’ groups were presented. This year’s framework categories of conference topics were:

  1. Email literature,
  2. Distance Learning,
  3. Protection of documents and securities,
  4. Project Management in Graphic and Information Systems,
  5. Information and communication systems in graphic arts,
  6. Computer Information Systems and Data Printing,
  7. Multimedia in E-learning,
  8. Expert opinion in printing, design and polytechnics,
  9. Graphic and digital security and data protection.

On the same day, except at the premises of Školska knjiga, the opening of the symposium took place at the Polytechnic Hrvatsko Zagorje in Krapina at 16.00 and nine professional and scientific topics were presented. On the second day, March 15, the symposium continued at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the University of Zagreb and twenty-five topics were planned. The Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec, as the holder of the EU project Living Castles, participated in the conference by presenting the paper entitled “Preservation of Cultural Heritage by Using the Technology of Augmented Reality”. The authors of the paper are PhD Mihael Kukec, college professor, senior lecturer, Nenad Breslauer, senior development engineer at the project, Dora Jovanovska, and junior development engineer, Josip Škrlec. The paper was presented with the aim of promoting the Living Castles project, innovative technologies and design solutions applied to the same, and bringing the topic closer to colleagues from the profession and to the general public. Also, in communication with colleague exhibitors, exchanged useful information focusing on the effective project development has been exchanged, paying particular attention to the trends in the profession, especially to the information on the innovations of the development domain and the areas of visual and graphic design. Dean for Science and International Cooperation of the Faculty of Graphics, Prof. Klaudio Pap, PhD, praised the theme of the project and exchanged contacts with the goal of successful business cooperation in the near future.

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Project Manager Dajana Maria Horvat and project associates Dora Jovanovska (senior development engineer) and Josip Škrlec (junior development engineer) and project coordinator Goran Sabol visited Ptuj with the aim of agreeing on program applications to be developed within the project.

The meeting was held at the Ptuj City Board, where HoloLens demonstration was held and ideas on hologram development within the project were exchanged.

After the meeting, Zvonka Lazar Borak has shown her Croatian colleagues a collection of masks and a permanent exhibition, where further exchange of ideas on application development took place.


On 11 March 2019, the project manager Dajana Maria Horvat and project associates Dora Jovanovska (senior development engineer) and Josip Škrlec (junior development engineer), visited the Museums of Croatian Zagorje as part of the project. The aim of the meeting was to agree on the development of application programs and to get acquainted with the history of castles and museums.

In order to get as much information as possible to enable a better approach to the development of applications, the director of the Museum of Croatian Zagorje, Nadica Jagarčec, the director of the Veliki Tabor Castle, Renata Dečman and the head of the Peasants’ Revolt Museum, Vlatka Filipčić Maligec, told legends about the castles, introduced them to their history and gave them a tours at the museums.

Professional associates demonstrated the work of HoloLens and exchanged ideas related to hologram projection in the castle as well as 3D mapping in both castles.




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