Interregional cultural heritage management e-system
|Call||1st Call for Project Proposals|
|Lead Partner||Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics|
Athena - Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies
Municipality of Samos
Municipality of Corfu
Municipality of Gjirokastër
Municipality of Ohrid
Elliniki Etairia - Society for the Environment and Culture
At the same time Regional Authorities, residents and visitors don’t have access to information regarding the history, condition and the value of architectural heritage. The aim of this proposal is the development of a common strategic management platform for the building stock of settlements/regions in order to support the salvation, protection and presentation of their Cultural Heritage. In order to achieve this goal, the existing experience gained from implementing the Heritage Management e System (HER.M.e.S) will be drawn upon. HERMeS is recognized, in Europe and internationally, for its innovation, winning the prestigious European Prize for Cultural Heritage, the Europa Nostra Award, in 2015. For the development of the platform, the historic buildings and monuments stock will be assessed and digitized. After this process, a decision making tool (algorithm) will be applied in order to prioritize interventions and will produce common reports for the participating authorities.
The system will operate on a unified platform for all countries referring to their most important historic heritage buildings in order to develop a connection among these buildings and to find common features of their cultural heritage, physiognomy and pathology. The data of the system will be open, accessible to the public in two languages (Local and English). The objectives are to provide information, support, transfer knowledge and raise awareness of citizens. Historic buildings will receive individual labelling in order to inform visitors about the project and the building. A specialized digital tour guide for the historic buildings will be developed so that the visitors can learn about the architectural heritage and be informed about the common features of all historic buildings. Finally, an educational online portal will be developed supporting teachers of all regions to use digital heritage tools in the classroom.