With great success and impressions from the participants was completed the 4th Thematic Seminar on "Digitization of Monuments and Archaeological Sites", organized on 13-15 March 2018 within the frames of the European Project "Collaborative Digitization of Natural and Cultural Heritage, CD -ETA" (INTERREG EUROPE). The organizer of the Thematic Seminar was the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management of Patras University, under the project manager Professor Evangelos Papadakis and the rest work team
The Thematic Seminar was held in Athens, Patras and Ancient Olympia, focusing on policies and good practices for the digitization of monuments and archaeological sites. In particular, in Athens was organized a study visit at “Tholos” - Virtual Reality theatre (Foundation of the Hellenic World, FHW), where the participants had «An Interactive Tour at the Ancient Agora of Athens » /«A walk through Ancient Olympia»
In Patras, Dr. Anastasia Koumousi, Director of Antiquities Ephorate of Achaia, hosted the project partners &stakeholders at Patras Archaeological Museum, where was organized a tour to the museum’s exhibits while at the same time the partners were able to see the related digital material/information.
On Thursday 15th of March 2018, the Thematic Seminar took place in Ancient Olympia. Dr. Erofili- Iris Kolia, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia hosted the project partners and stakeholders at the Conference and Exhibition Center of Olympia, where held the presentations from project partners regarding the policies and good practices for the digitization of monuments and archaeological sites. Additionally, experts on this field had very interesting presentations related to the thematic seminar. In particular, Mr. Brady Kiesling, Senior Associate Member from American School of Classical Studies, Athens presented “The ToposText Mobile App: Private Cultural Initiatives and Public Goods”. Associate Professor Christos Feidas from the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras presented a research project focusing on “Human-Centered Design and Evaluation of Digitized Cultural Heritage Experiences”
Finally, Prof. Spiros Sirmakessis, Deputy Dean for R&D, Computer Informatics and Engineering Dept, Technological Educational Institution of Western Greece presented “thinkCulture –An integrated platform for accessing experiences that contribute, as a valuable tool, to enriching knowledge for active visitors, at cultural institutions and inaccessible areas of particular cultural interest”. The Thematic Seminar was competed with a tour to the Digital Exhibition of the Museum of the Olympic Games of Antiquity in Olympia, by Mr. Antonopoulos Konstantinos, Archaeologist from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia & Mr. Charalampos Triantopoulos, IT Engineer
Within the frames of the 4th Thematic Seminar very interesting good practices were presented, ideas were exchanged and new knowledge was gained regarding the digitization of monuments and archaeological sites, knowledge valuable to both partners from abroad and Greek institutions.