New "Horizons" for Aigai in European Programmes
Τhe Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai is proud to announce that it participates in the project Η2020 DigiArt – “The Internet Of Historical Things And Building New 3D Cultural Worlds” in partnership with seven other European organizations. The project, financed by the European Union Programme for Technology and Innovation Horizon 2020, aims to lead towards innovative methods of analysis, public presentation and interaction for our cultural heritage.
The consortium's leader is Liverpool John Moores University - General Engineering Research Institute. In addition to the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia (which participates through Aigai), the project's partners are the National Centre for Research and Technology of France (CNRS), the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki, Greece, the University Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France, the NGO which manages the cave Scladina in Ardennes, Belgium, as well as the private companies VulcanUAV and Pix4D.
The project, of 36 months' total duration and 3,2 million euros overall budget (100% financed by the European Union), will deliver research results for building innovative technologies in the area of cultural public presentation. The Ephorate of Antiquties of Imathia will contribute to the project by offering its cultural heritage know-how for the models' development and pilot applications.
We will keep you regularly updated on the developments of this new and exciting project through our wesite and social media, and we aspire that this collaboration at european level will become the starting point for the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia to take part in more european projects in the future!