ARCHESProject ID: 693229
Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems
Total cost:EUR 3 854 069,16
EU contribution:EUR 3 399 248,88
Call for proposal:H2020-REFLECTIVE-6-2015See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:IA - Innovation action
The popularisation of digitisation techniques has boosted the generation of digital cultural heritage assets in recent years. However, such techniques should not be regarded as an end in and of themselves, but as a means for enabling European citizens to engage with cultural heritage more closely and in different ways.
ARCHES aims to create more inclusive cultural environments particularly for those with differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication. It will achieve this through in-depth research analysis and the development of innovative applications, functionalities and experiences based on the reuse and redevelopment of the aforementioned digital resources.
Our participatory research methodology situates real user needs at the heart of an iterative design and implementation process, through their active involvement in 3 pilot exercises. This will also facilitate the validation of potential solutions in scenarios at 6 museums, as well as engagement with broader audiences (e.g. children, the elderly, and other potentially marginalised groups) and extension to other sectors, mainly education and tourism.
The online accessible software platform, applications for handheld devices and multisensory activities will form the basis of a technical approach that will exploit state of the art technologies – e.g. augmented reality, avatars, relief printers and models, context-sensitive tactile audio guides, metadata and advanced image processing techniques – to underpin the generation of a dynamic ecosystem. In this framework, museums will play an important role by adapting content and reinterpreting cultural heritage in manners most suitable for target groups.
Our interdisciplinary consortium – involving academia, SMEs, research centres and museums – will focus on ensuring widespread communication and exploitation, stimulating cross-border collaboration to address a challenge common across Europe.
EU contribution: EUR 444 237,50
PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE ASTURIAS
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BA2 7AY BATH
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MK7 6AA MILTON KEYNES
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4020 LINZ OBEROSTERREICH
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11000 BELGRADE-STARI GRAD
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DONAU CITY STRASSE
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HERTFORD HOUSE MANCHESTER SQUARE
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