The new Cordis Result Pack on Digital Cultural Heritage
The new CORDIS Result Pack prepared jointly by REA and DG CNECT presents projects on digital cultural heritage.
The coronavirus pandemic has an important impact on the sector with the closure of all cultural institutions and the movement restrictions. How can it evolve and find new approaches, including new technologies, to keep the current high level of quality and diversity? No doubt, the digital transformation will now be accelerated.
The 12 projects featured in the Results Pack highlight the important contribution digital technologies can provide in the cultural heritage field.
ArchAIDE shows how automatic image recognition technology can help archeologists to identify pottery fragments.
Time Machine uses Artificial Intelligence, together with Big Data mining to extract and analyze the vast amount of data generated when digitizing archives from museums and libraries, while I-Media-Cities creates connections and new approaches of collaboration between film archives and research on built heritage.
In the field of heritage preservation, INCEPTION proposes tools for developing very complex 3D models, which combine technological and historical information on the monument, while DigiArt is aimed at digitalizing the process of data capture on monuments and artifacts.
For audience development, ARCHES adopted a participatory research method to engage people with various disabilities to improve the access to cultural heritage, creating, for example, tactile reliefs to experience shapes of artifacts.
PLUGGY is a social network platform to promote local heritage with its tradition, customs, and history to a wider audience.
Through augmented reality and virtual tours, iMARECULTURE, gives access to the cultural heritage that is underwater.
EMOTIVE aims at enhancing engagement with cultural heritage through virtual and augmented reality, phone apps, to create more “emotive“ cultural visits, while GIFT proposes hybrid virtual/physical museum experiences, to increase citizen engagement, allowing, for example, visitors to play the role of museum curators through an app.
CROSSCULT encourages reflection and reinterpretation of European histories, providing flexible software services and toolkits for professionals to develop their narration of heritage.
Last but not least, EU-LAC_MUSEUMS shows how museology can promote collaboration between Europe, Latin American and Caribbean countries, increasing cultural understanding and contributing to sustainability and community empowerment.