The Mancomunitat de la Ribera Alta offered some virtual visits to the natural and cultural heritage. Several museus, natural routes,... are freely available.
The Riberana website has included some online free available elements of the natural and cultural heritage of the region. Universal access to museums (Museu Valencia de la Festa, Algemesí, UNESCO heritage; MUMA, alzira), natural areas, and routes through the cultural heritage.
The number of online visits when the museums where physically closed where three times more than usually (museums de la Festa, This exceptional situation avoid any kind of outdoors activity but cultural options where promoted by MANRA.

This new virtual visits were launched during the COVID-19 outbreak and it helps the population to discover the region heritage although the mobility restrictions. Some extra information is included in the application, in addition of the 360 images and videos composing the routes.

The elements are available in Spanish, English and Valencian. Thanks to the participation of MANRA as a partner in the Interreg CD-Eta project, several heritage objects have been digitalised and open-free for its cultural use (license right free Creative Commons 4.0).

Another examples: 18th century bridge 3D, interactive book, stereoscopic videos.

Resources needed

2 technicians in a digitalisation department
Software for image edition (pictures, video, 360 video, virtual visits)
Hardware for taking the images and edition
Capacitation for the technicians
Website and IT assistance

Evidence of success

3.100 visits in April). The time the user stays and discover the museum content were the double, and people from 20 different countries discover these museums during the lockdown.

Difficulties encountered

Museums were closed
People have a wide cultural offer

Potential for learning or transfer

The ellaboration of a model in digitalisation and dissemination is effective, and gives a valuable content for the heritage.
Online element overpass physical barriers
Promotion through own and third media

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Project
Main institution
other
Location
Comunidad Valenciana,
Start Date
March 2020
End Date
Ongoing

Contact

Victor Rey Please login to contact the author.

Good Practices being followed by

Alexandra Varzan

Territorial Administrative Unit - Mehedinti County