Photo: Thomas Rigauts
CHANGE at the 8th International EuroMed Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage
Organised every second year by the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory at the Cyprus University of Technology, the 8th International EuroMed Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage ended after an intense four-day programme conducted the 2. – 5. of November. This year, the event was held online due to the global pandemic, with the participation of 100 international speakers. Remarkably, attendance was 1063 unique participants from 77 different countries, significantly exceeding the expectations of the organisers. A range of workshops was organized and featured many well-established speakers from the field of Cultural Heritage and industry, who presented their research results in the areas of 3D documentation, digital innovation and data and knowledge management.
The CHANGE project was also closely involved in this year’s edition of EuroMed. ESR 14 Thomas Rigauts, who is based in Cyprus, was an active member of the organising committee and he was responsible for co-organising the Workshop on how digital technologies can contribute to preservation and restoration of Europe’s most important and endangered cultural heritage. In addition, Thomas also created content for the conference’s social media channels for the whole duration of the event. The conference ended on a high note, with presentations of two CHANGE Fellows on Thursday 5 November. ESR 1 Agnese Babini presented her work on Imaging techniques for change documentation and monitoring of stained-glass windows and ESR 10 Jan Cujatar introduced the audience to MUNCH. Monitoring Munch’s monumental Unvarnished oil paintings: exploring Novel change documentation methods and Cleaning techniques via Hyperspectral imaging.
The conference was broadcasted live on Zoom and Facebook, and promoted through the Social media accounts of the Digital Heritage Research Lab.