Cultural Heritage (CH) consists of tangible and intangible, natural and cultural, movable, and immovable assets inherited from the past. CH has a very high value for the present and the future of the world. Access, preservation, and education around cultural heritage are essential for our present and future evolution and our culture. CH preservation and conservation management present unique practices and challenges worldwide.

This unique workshop will develop the outcomes of the previous EU-funded initiatives, drawing on important policy and research developments which have occurred meanwhile, including:

  1. The publication of the EU H2020 ViMMuseum ManifestoRoadmap and Action Plan (#ViMMuseum_Manifesto, #ViMMuseum_ActionPlan, #ViMMuseum),
  2. The Declaration of Cooperation on advancing digitisation of cultural heritage signed by EU Member States at the EU Digital Day 2019 (#DigitalDay2019),
  3. The Basic principles and tips for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage compiled by Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (#EU_Study_3D_CH, #DCHE_Group),
  4. The recent publication of the exceptional results of the EU-Study on Quality in 3D digitisation of tangible Cultural Heritage (VIGIE2020/654),
  5. How digital will help us preserve our cultural heritage?

The event will also provide an opportunity for researchers, scholars and stakeholders and all those interested to learn about and the latest breakthroughs’ in the area of CH 3D documentation. Moreover, this key workshop and panel of experts will focus on the quality and complexity in 3D data acquisition, modelling, long term e-data preservation and standardization as well as:

  1. Which technologies need to be developed to allow the creation of a digital replica/twins, which must be of such definition and detail to enable their use for research and future preservation and reconstruction of damaged artefacts or sites?
  2. Which standards need to be agreed upon, so that the digitized material will be accessible (long term) to all through a single access point, also providing access to complementary material (images, books, descriptions, drawings) illustrating the cultural and historic significance of the sites.
  3. Which algorithms have to be developed for the holistic documentation of the past (tangible and intangible): Story, Memory, Knowledge, Identity, etc.

The results of this special event will published on a special issue of CAVW which comprises previously unpublished data and present innovative methods concerning all scientific aspects related to cultural heritage.

Panel discussion :

Invited speakers :

  1. Dr. Marinos Ioannides, CH workshop general chair
  2. Prof. Kyriakos Efstathiou
  3. Prof. Isto HUVILA
  4. Dr. Xenophon Xabulis
  5. Dr. Costas Papadopoloulos
  6. Prof. Petros PATIAS