Maria BOHUMELOVA, Slovak National Gallery | Juraj STRNISKO, Central Data Archive, University Library in Bratislava

Slovakian museums and galleries are often reflected by general public, and especially by the young generation, as old fashioned stone buildings presenting uninteresting exhibits. These institutions are rarely perceived as technologically developed, inspiring and modern information centers. Yet, there are no doubts about the universality and value of art’s language. Digitization of cultural objects has advanced both in quality and quantity thanks to technological progress. Special scanners and high-end digital cameras can digitize objects of cultural heritage in its most faithful form. The result is a unique digital content which helps to protect, examine, preserve and present art. The presentation demonstrates how Slovak National Gallery presents its digital content not only as a digitized collection but also as a base for contemporary creativity development.