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Redefining the future of cultural heritage, through a disruptive model of sustainability

Project description

Towards a novel network dedicated to cultural heritage

Cultural heritage, the legacy of tangible artefacts and intangible attributes from previous generations, is important for our identity and sense of belonging to a culture. Contributing to this field, the EU-funded ReInHerit project aims to connect cultural heritage collections and sites, as well as showcase Europe’s cultural heritage to citizens and tourists. It will create a novel model of sustainable heritage management that will lead to a network of key actors involved in the protection, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage. This model will be based on the development of a digital cultural heritage ecosystem which will provide key stakeholders with an open and collaborative space to experiment, share and innovate.


ReInHerit aspires to disrupt the current status quo of communication, collaboration and innovation exchange between museums and cultural heritage sites, in a sense that it will connect cultural heritage collections and sites, and present Europe’s tangible and intangible heritage to citizens and tourists in their wider historical and geographical contexts. The ReInHerit project is proposing a very innovative model of sustainable heritage management, through which a dynamic network will be born; this network comprised of cultural heritage professionals, innovation and cultural heritage solution tech experts, researchers, national museums, regional and local museums, and representative managers of Heritage Label sites. ReInHerit is also supported externally, by relevant municipalities, regional and local museums, which will also enhance the communication and cooperation of the cultural heritage sector across the EU and beyond.

The ReInHerit proposed model will be based on the development of a digital cultural heritage ecosystem, where all the key stakeholders (museums, heritage sites, policy makers, professionals and communities) will have an open and collaborative space to experiment, share and innovate. This will be achieved through the creation of an innovative Digital Hub. Tools and resources (on training, tourism, conservation, preservation, knowledge creation, content use/reuse, illicit trafficking of goods) necessary for sustainable management will be shared through the digital platform that will host the ecosystem. This ecosystem will also be the experiential open-ended space that will support and generate entrepreneurial initiatives, knowledge produced through co-creation, curation of digital content and visitor experiences.

The proposed work plan includes a variety of key activities that will enable the collaboration of museums and cultural heritage sites, real-time.

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Net EU contribution
€ 495 000,00
1011 Nicosia

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€ 511 625,00

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