The first Europeana website went live ten years ago today - on 20 November 2018. Today, in a special video, Harry Verwayen, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation says thank you to everyone who is or has been involved in the journey so far.
As the technological capabilities to digitise cultural objects in 3D increases, so too does the value of these data sources for architects, designers, and video game creators. The real challenge lies in making 3D cultural heritage easily accessible and reusable for those audiences. That is precisely the challenge that the V4Design project is taking on.
We speak to Yoan Fanise, creative director and co-founder of (the independent video game development studio) Digixart about the launch of the moving WW1 video game 11-11: Memories Retold and the importance of highlighting the differing and personal aspects of historical events.
Evidence of the transformative nature of digital is becoming increasingly prevalent, with the digitisation of cultural heritage allowing new ways for cultural objects to be shared and used. But how does this technological shift affect cultural heritage, its societal role and the ways in which cultural identity evolves?