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Representation and Preservation of Heritage Crafts

Objective

Mingei will explore the possibilities of representing and making accessible both tangible and intangible aspects of craft as cultural heritage (CH). Heritage Crafts (HCs) involve craft artefacts, materials, and tools and encompass craftsmanship as a form of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible HC dimensions include dexterity, know-how, and skilled use of tools, as well as, tradition, and identity of the communities in which they are, or were, practiced. HCs are part of the history and have impact upon the economy of the areas in which they flourish. The significance and urgency to the preservation of HCs is underscored, as several are threatened with extinction.

Despite their cultural significance efforts for HC representation and preservation are scattered geographically and thematically. Mingei will provide means to establish HC representations based on digital assets, semantics, existing literature and repositories, as well as, mature digitisation and representation technologies. These representations will capture and preserve tangible and intangible dimensions of HCs.

Central to craftsmanship is skill and its transmission from master to apprentice. Mingei will capture the motion and tool usage of HC practitioners, from Living Human Treasures and archive documentaries, in order to preserve and illustrate skill and tool manipulation.

The represented knowledge will be availed through compelling experiential presentations, using storytelling and educational applications and based on AR and MR and the Internet.

Engaging cultural experiences have positive impact on interest growth and tourism, which support HC communities and institutions and foster HC sustainability and preservation.

The consortium brings together complementary expertise and content. Pilot themes exhibit richness in tangible and intangible dimensions and are directly related to European history.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 848 750

Participants (8)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 628 915,50
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 374 375
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
MIRALAB SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 327 250
Address
Chemin Des Pres De La Gradelle
1223 Cologny
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 327 500
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
PIRAEUS BANK GROUP CULTURAL FOUNDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 292 500
Address
Ang Gerontas Odos 6
10558 Athina
Activity type
Other
IMAGINARY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 687
Address
Via Mauro Macchi 50
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS ET METIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
Rue Saint Martin 292
75141 Paris Cedex 03
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORDERVEREIN HAUS DER SEIDENKULTUR PARAMENTENWEBEREI HUBERT GOTZES E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 937,50
Address
Luisenstrasse 15
47799 Krefeld
Activity type
Other