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Enhancing Cultural Heritage through Digital

Insights in the Adriatic Area through five cross-boarder projects. 
Enhancing Cultural Heritage through Digital
The online event “Enhancing Cultural Heritage Through Digital: Insights Into the Adriatic Region” will take place on June 24. It has been jointly organised by five projectsfunded by the EU INTERREG VA ITALY-CROATIA Programme: TEMPUS, ECOMAP, MADE-IN-LAND, RECOLOR and REVIVAL. These projects have in common a focus on ICTs to promote, exploit and even develop cultural, touristic, entrepreneurial as well as environmental assets.
Enhancing Cultural Heritage Through Digital: Insights Into the Adriatic Region
Thursday, June 24th | 10:30 - 12:30
During the event, different approaches and methods of using Information and Communication Technology tools toimprove and enhancethe cultural heritage of Adriatic regions will be presented. Since 2001, a mass digitization campaign has been promoting the creation of collections of European, National and thematic digital repositories belonging to EU galleries, libraries, archives and museums.
Various forms of digitization will be discussed at the conference, such as augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the opportunities for improving the cultural sector through digitization, as well as sustainable and innovative technologies for improving marine and coastal areas, the possibilities of using existing projects to strengthen the potential of cultural heritage, connecting tourists and small businesses using smart solutions and new tools, and the tools for revitalizing and enhancing the heritage and landscape of the Adriatic region.

Among others, the TEMPUS virtual exhibition to encourage new entrepreneurial ideas and a virtual experience called “Diocletian's Dream” will be showcased.

>> Discover more about the TEMPUS' virtual exhibition
ICTs cannot compare tothe emotion felt during of a physical visit to a cultural site, but they can provide a new way of accessing such resources and, thus improve the visitors' experience, support people who cannot travel, facilitate joint research by scientists working in different laboratories, and facilitate the preservation and restoration of ancient artefacts.