They have been carried out thanks to a grant approved for the La Marina Local Fisheries Action Group, financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
In 2020, by resolution of the Director General of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Generalitat Valenciana, a grant was approved for projects developed within the participative local development strategies approved for the Local Fisheries Action Groups (GALP) (Exp. 412/FEMP/D1/03/2020/0015/1), for the project "Enhancement of the maritime and fishing heritage of Villajoyosa: accessible and audiovisual model" requested by the Town Council of La Vila Joiosa and granted at 100% of its cost. The project is financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, with a total cost of 35,755.50 €.
The aim was to provide the smart exhibition on the Bou Ferrer, which opens in 2019, with new innovative and technological attractions for the public. Firstly, a 1:23 scale model, made by Vladimir Herrero. The construction process has been pioneering in ancient modelling, because it has been carried out using the same Roman construction techniques: first the hull and then the frames of the internal skeleton, unlike medieval and modern techniques. Each part is made to scale, some of which are less than 1 mm thick. The port side of the hull has been finished and painted in the style of Roman mosaics and paintings, and the starboard side has been left open to see the construction technique.
The process of making the model and the virtualisation for the audiovisual has involved interdisciplinary work between the model maker Vladimir Herrero, the naval engineers Juan Pablo Blanco and Alejandro Pérez Ojeda (who made the plans of the hull), Pablo Aparicio Resco and Néstor F. Marqués (3D Stoa - Patrimonio y Tecnología, who made the study photogrammetry and virtual 3D reconstruction of the ship) and the archaeologist Carlos de Juan, director of the Bou Ferrer Project, who made the naval architecture study and directed the whole process. In fact, this work has made it possible to improve the calculations of the tonnage of the ship, the largest Roman ship excavated in the Mediterranean. 3D Stoa has also collaborated with Vilamuseu by disinterestedly virtualising some original pieces of the ship, its cargo and crew, to incorporate them into the audiovisual.
The audiovisual takes advantage of the large number of videos made by José Antonio Moya from the Image Workshop of the University of Alicante since the first years of work on the wreck. It has been produced by the General Foundation of the University of Alicante. The audiovisual includes spectacular virtual sequences of the Bou Ferrer in the port of Gades (Cadiz), sailing and at the time of its sinking and conversion into a wreck.
The audiovisual also seeks to highlight the value of the local fishing industry and its auxiliary industries (shipyards, nets, etc.), and derivatives (fish trade, gastronomy, salted fish, etc.), all of them alive and present in the local economic fabric, relating them to the history of the Bou Ferrer and the maritime vocation of Alon/la Vila Joiosa for 2700 years.
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