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Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems

Objective

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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-6-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

VRVIS ZENTRUM FUR VIRTUAL REALITY UND VISUALISIERUNG FORSCHUNGS-GMBH
Address
Donau-city-strasse 11
1220 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 566 675

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 496,25
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 609 377,50
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Sign time GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 392 931,06
Address
Schottenring 33
1010 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEUMULLER MORITZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 143 544,04
Address
Larchenau 10
4020 Linz Oberosterreich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO REGIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 385
Address
Calle Santa Ana 1
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COPRIX MEDIA DOO BEOGRAD-STARI GRAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 167 160
Address
Cika Ljubina 15
11000 Belgrade-stari Grad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 320 486,28
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33428 Llanera Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KHM-MUSEUMSVERBAND
Austria
EU contribution
€ 132 600
Address
Burgring 5
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE WALLACE COLLECTION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
Hertford House Manchester Square
W1U 3BN London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACION COLECCION THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 681,25
Address
Paseo Del Prado 8
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION LAZARO GALDIANO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 012,50
Address
Calle Serrano 122
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 222 650
Address
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
SW7 2RL London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)