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Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling

Project description

Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation

Cultural heritage institutions nowadays face the important challenge of making their collections more engaging to visitors, especially the young ‘digital natives’, while exploiting, in new forms of cultural interactive experiences, the recently developed digital libraries. An approach for cultural heritage institutions (e.g. museums) is to capitalize on the pervasive use of interactive digital content and systems in order to offer experiences that connect to their visitors’ interests, needs, dreams, familiar faces or places; in other words, to the personal narratives they carry with them and, implicitly or explicitly, build when visiting a cultural site. The principal objective of CHESS was to research, implement and evaluate an innovative conceptual and technological framework that enables both the experiencing of personalised interactive stories for visitors of cultural sites and their authoring by the cultural content experts. Essentially, CHESS created narrative-driven cultural “adventures” through hybrid structures, which adapt continuously to their visitors, extend over space and time, and involve multiple users with different interfaces. To achieve this, CHESS integrated interdisciplinary research in personalization and adaptivity, digital storytelling, interaction methodologies, and narrative-oriented mobile and mixed reality technologies, with a sound theoretical basis in the museological, cognitive, and learning sciences. This tightly integrated framework was applied and tested in different types of cultural heritage sites, most notably two world-renowned museums, the New Acropolis Museum, and the Cité de l'Espace in France. Access to end-users is further enhanced through the international User Group, a diverse body of cultural institutions and organisations.

 

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-6
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DIGINEXT
Address
370 Rue Rene Descartes Les Hauts De La Duranne Immeubles A Et B
13857 Aix En Provence
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 756 878
Administrative Contact
Stéphane COLLINS (Mr)

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 385 027
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
REAL FUSIO FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 317 503
Address
Rue Des Arts 10
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc GERMAIN (Mr.)
SOCIETE D'ECONOMIE MIXTE D'EXPLOITATION DE CENTRES CULTUREL EDUCATIF ET DE LOISIRS SEM
France
EU contribution
€ 145 032
Address
Av Jean Gonord
31506 Toulouse
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Isabelle REGNIER (Ms.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 632 292
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi KAFENTZI (Ms.)
MOUSEIO AKROPOLIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 198 040
Address
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street 15
11742 Athina
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niki Dollis (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 424 940
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul CARTLEDGE (Mr.)