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ODEUROPA: Negotiating Olfactory and Sensory Experiences in Cultural Heritage Practice and Research

Objectif

Our senses are gateways to the past. Although museums are slowly discovering the power of multi-sensory presentations, we lack the scientific standards, tools and data to identify, consolidate, and promote the wide-ranging role of scents and smelling in our cultural heritage. In recent years, European cultural heritage institutions have invested heavily in large-scale digitization. A wealth of object, text and image data that can be analysed using computer science techniques now exists. However, the potential olfactory descriptions, experiences, and memories that they contain remain unexplored. We recognize this as both a challenge and an opportunity. Odeuropa will apply state-of-the-art AI techniques to text and image datasets that span four centuries of European history. It will identify the vocabularies, spaces, events, practices, and emotions associated with smells and smelling. The project will curate this multi-modal information, following semantic web standards, and store the enriched data in a ‘European Olfactory Knowledge Graph’ (EOKG). We will use this data to identify ‘storylines’, informed by cultural history and heritage research, and share these with different audiences in different formats: through demonstrators, an online catalogue, toolkits and training documentation describing best-practices in olfactory museology. New, evidence-based methodologies will quantify the impact of multisensory visitor engagement. This data will support the implementation of policy recommendations for recognising, promoting, presenting and digitally preserving olfactory heritage. These activities will realize Odeuropa’s main goal: to show that smells and smelling are important and viable means for consolidating and promoting Europe’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

Appel à propositions

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020
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Régime de financement

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinateur

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Adresse
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Pays-Bas
Type d’activité
Other
Contribution de l’UE
€ 799 998,75

Participants (6)

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 411 112,50
Adresse
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 306 450
Adresse
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
EURECOM
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 339 312,50
Adresse
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 361 090
Adresse
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovénie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 260 875
Adresse
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 328 941,25
Adresse
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments