CORDIS is the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation.
CORDIS is the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation. Image: European Commission CC0

CORDIS discovers numerous digital innovations that preserve Europe’s cultural heritage

For a continent as culturally diverse and unique as Europe, ensuring that valuable cultural assets are available for future generations to enjoy and be inspired by is a major public policy goal.

CORDIS explores possibility of usage of digital medium to achieve this goal. It studies digital innovations developed by 12 EU-funded projects with the help of funding from European Commission.

Some of the notable projects were ARCHES, DigiArt and EU-LAC-MUSEUMS which have been harnessing technologies such as 3D modelling and augmented reality, while engaging comprehensive international cooperation, for increasing the accessibility and enjoyment of museums as a key institution of cultural curation and preservation.

CORDIS calls for (i) a pan-European initiative for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites; (ii) enhancing cross-sector, cross-border cooperation and capacity building in the digital cultural heritage sector; and (iii) fostering citizen engagement, innovative use and spillovers in other sectors.

To know more about the digitization project, log on to European Commission.