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.