eCult Winter Stage Athens, Greece

eCult Ambassadors Winter Stage

 “Kore, what is your story? Advancing cultural experience through the use of ICT”, was the topic of the Winter Stage, organised by the eCultValue project together with the Acropolis Museum  which took place in Athens, Greece, on 8 – 9 December 2014.

There was a huge interest in the event, with more than 60 registered participants - more than expected. Participation in the eCult Winter Stage was meant to assist eCult Ambassadors in becoming the proactive mediators between technology providers and cultural heritage stakeholders who will promote and facilitate the ICT adoption in museums and other similar organizations for better access to and experience of cultural patrimony. To achieve this, the Winter Stage offered novel hands-on activities to provide participants with a deeper insight into the state of the art technologies for Cultural Heritage coming from EU funded projects such as CHESS, meSch, PRESIOUS, TAGCLOUR, LoCloud or the technologies used in the collection of the Acropolis Museum.

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Presentations 

Day 1

Day 2

Demos 

Workshop Methodology

The first day constituted the educational / instructional part of the event and included two types of presentations:

  • Presentations that  provided the necessary background and theoretical information.
  • Presentations delivered by CH “champions”, developers and experts.

The first day closed with a presentation of new eCult jobs profiles (in collaboration with the eCult Skills LLP project) and an introduction to the “hands-on” session of the following day.

The second day was set up in an interactive and collaborative way. The eCult Ambassadors had the chance to check the gained knowledge in real settings by working on a state-of-the-art examples.

Participants of the workshop have the opportunity to enrich their CVs by becoming eCult Ambassadors and to benefit from the eCult Ambassadors' network and Tool Kit. These are persons who act as facilitators between ICT solution providers and cultural heritage organisations.

Venue

The eCult Winter Stage took place at the Acropolis Museum in Athens,  one of the most important museums in the world, since it houses more than 3.000 famous artefacts from the Athenian Acropolis, the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city. Located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis, the Museum narrates the story of life on the Rock from prehistoric times until the end of Antiquity.