The Creative Europe-funded project, DigiTraining – Digital & Audiovisual Capacity Building for Accessible Heritage, brought together stakeholders on June 15th with a Final Hybrid Showcase held in Brussels. The project ends officially on July 31st and we will continue to disseminate the outcomes of our efforts in the weeks to come. 

The showcase was live-streamed, and the highly diversified audience witnessed moments of interaction and outcomes along the journey as experienced by selected Beneficiaries of the Specific and Qualified programmes of the project. For a quick overview of the stages within the project, you can click here. As a reminder, over 80 beneficiaries benefited from the capacity building along this journey!  

During the showcase, we heard from Cristina Veiga-Pires, executive director of the Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve, who underlined the possibilities to move toward an inclusive, immersive, and interdisciplinary understanding of science that the museum has acquired thanks to DigiTraining. As a result of the collaboration with the Consortium, in particular with KHORA, the path towards the knowledge, protection, and safeguarding of the marine environment – especially of seahorses – has been finally narrowed down and will continue its expansion in the future. Among the brilliant initiatives, Cristina Veiga-Pires also mentioned the use of Motion Capture, AR, and VR to create pop-up museums wherever minorities such as gipsies, or fishermen, can be found, so as to spread knowledge and awareness about environmental issues. 

We also heard first-hand from Julie Julie Wouwenaar Tovgaard, the digital curator at the Medical Museion, who spoke of her personal growth thanks to the project and who took our audiences on the process undertaken by the museum, in collaboration with KHORA, to build a digital experience around blindness and a number of other eye illnesses. Finally, she envisioned the creation of dedicated rooms to join pathological subjects and scholars, or pregnant women and experts from the medical industry, to make them have private conferences about mental illnesses or pregnancy cravings. These conferences will aim to “mix science and public”, to widen the general public knowledge and trust in science.  

We created videos to highlight the work of the 6 beneficiaries who received support under the Specific and Qualified programmes. They give a view of the beneficiaries’ enriched perspectives, expectations, and plans for the future. 

Check the videos by clicking on the links below! Or check out the whole YouTube playlist here!

From the Specific Programme

Ethnographic Museum of Istria (EMI), Croatia 

Museo Galileo, Italy

Prahova County Museum of History and Archaeology, Romania 

From the Qualified Programme

Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve, Portugal 

Medical Museion, Denmark 

MEV, Museu D’Art Medieval, Spain

We cannot wait for all of these exciting developments to be fully deployed in the Museums!

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