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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A continuous dialogue: stakeholder needs and expert opinions - Prof. Yannis Ioannidis,ATHENA Research and Innovation Center
meSch: Material Encounters with Digital Cultural Heritage - Prof. Daniela Petrelli, meSch
The TAG CLOUD project: Technologies lead to adaptability & lifelong engagement with culture throughout the cloud - Ms Silvia de los Ríos, TAG CLOUD
LoCloud and MORE:Cloud-based repository environment for aggregating and curating cultural information - Prof.Panos Constantopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business and Dimitris Gavrilis, Digital Curation Unit - IMIS, Athena Research Centre
How precious is PRESIOUS – the company perspective – Dr Dirk Rieke-Zapp, Breuckmann GmbH
- 3D-ICONS: Interactve storytelling through innovatve interfaces- Ms Carlotta Capurro, Visual Dimension
- Virtual Museums in Europe - Dr Sofia Pescarin, V-MusT.net
- Challenges in and chances for digitisation of cultural heritage in Europe- Prof. Monika Hagedorn-Saupe Deputy Director, Institute for Museum Research, SMB-SPK
- Creating Value for Cultural Organisations- Mr Kostas Konstandinidis, owner PostScriptum
- The role of ICT in Culture-related professions:Challenges and trends- Dott.ssa Adriana Bär, Euproma GmbH & Co KG & Prof. Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University
- 3D technology – Parthenon Frieze - Prof. Kostas Bouzakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- 3D technology – Parthenon Frieze - Ms Sofia Theodoridou, Geoanalysis S.A
- ICT applications at the Architectural Monuments of Acropolis - Ms Vasiliki Eleftheriou, Acropolis Restoration Service, Director
- The CHESS project- Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, ATHENA RC & Univ. of Athens
- 3D Representation of Exhibits in CHESS - Ms Hara Sfyri
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.
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.