Patrimoniul sub reflectoare Timisoara - Spotlight Heritage Timisoara

Spotlight heritage /Patrimoniul sub reflectoare, reveals, by digital storytelling, Timisoara through stories of cultural and historical heritage, of technical development, of communities and neighborhoods, interwoven with the personal stories of the inhabitants of yesterday and today.

Spotlight Heritage Timisoara is a cultural project by Politehnica University of Timisoara and National Museum of Banat, in partnership with Timisoara 2021 European Capital of Culture Association

Patrimoniul sub reflectoare Timișoara / Spotlight Heritage Timisoara este produs de Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara și The National Museum Of Banat în parteneriat cu Asociația Timișoara 2021 Capitală Europeană a Culturii, proiect cultural co-finanțat de Ministerul Culturii și Identității Naționale, Primăria Municipiului Timișoara, Consiliul Județean Timiș.

Development and production: Politehnica University of Timișoara - Diana Andone, Silviu Vert, Vlad Mihăescu, Mugur Mocofan, Radu Vasiu, Daniela Stoica and students from the 4th year of the Bachelor specialization of Multimedia Technologies and 1st year students from the Master in Multimedia Technologies

ConceptUniversitatea Politehnica Timișoara – Diana Andone

Dezvoltare aplicația mobilă: Cobalt Sign Timișoara

Website: Design MMD

Mobile application development: Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara – Duică Cristian, Silviu Vert; Cobalt Sign

Texts developed for Landmarks and Selected Images (postcards, photographs, paintings, engravings, lithographs): The National Museum of Banat - Marius Cornea, Raoul-Marius Șeptilici (except where other sources are mentioned)

Concept of the exhibition Spotlight Heritage: “Iosefin neighborhood and Valeria Dr. Pintea - a novel in an exhibition ”, November 8, 2019 - January 31, 2020 - The National Museum of Banat: Marius Cornea

Memories that contain fragments from the novel Valeria Dr. Pintea (author: Liana Maria Gomboșiu, Marineasa Publishing House,Timișoara, 2013), offered by the author, English translation - Alexandra Nascutiu Nășcuțiu

Community contains texts, images - authors and attribution are noted for each one

English translation of texts: Politehnica University of Timișoara - Renate Iovi, Poliana Ilinca

Graphics: Rafael Leucuța și Cobalt Sign

Pictures: Rafael Leucuța and the students from the 4th year of the Bachelor specialization of Multimedia Technologies and 1st year students from the Master in Multimedia Technologies 

Video: Rafael Leucuța and Teleuniversitatea

Communication and financing: Asociația Timișoara 2021 Capitală Europeană a Culturii, – Ovidiu Dajbog-Miron, Daniel Kozak, Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara – Renate Iovi, Muzeul Național al Banatului – Alexandra Gordana Marian 

Logisticsa: Politehnica Timișoara Foundation




Spotlight Heritage Timisoara involves the population of Timișoara and its visitors in a complex real - virtual world that combines the old history of Timișoara, presented as a digital story, through a website and a mobile application, and the museographic exhibition at the headquarters of the National Museum of Banat but also in public places in the neighborhoods, under the title "Timisoara and the allegory of the senses". 

In 2019, under the spotlight is the Iosefin district, with the theme of the Hearing.

The open, participatory mobile application contains:

  • Landmarks - data and information of cultural and historical heritage, geographically mapped, photos and films, with recognition of buildings by augmented reality, 360 images.
  • Memories Excerpts from the novel Valeria dr. Pintea (author: Liana Maria Gomboșiu, Timișoara, Marineasa Publishing House, 2013), offered by the author and images from the archives
  • Community Information from the history of neighborhoods, communities, ethnicities, organizations that were or are present in the neighborhood
  • Your Story Users can add their own personal stories, comments, photos, videos
  • Events - events from exhibitions, guided tours offered with high school teenagers. 
we reveal Timișoara's digital stories, stimulate the interest of locals and tourists to see, hear and feel Timișoara's past, to co-create its future through the virtual overlap of intangible heritage, the passion that unites the participating generations of cultural heritage.
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