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Portrait of Zachos Polyviou

Zachos Polyviou

Head of Digital Culture & New Technologies Unit Deputy Ministry of Culture, Republic of Cyprus Cyprus, CY Government

During the last 12 years, I have held the position of Coordinator of Digitization projects at the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

Under this position, I have been a member of Expert Committees on National and European levels. With the cooperation of National experts from Cyprus Cultural Heritage Institutions, we managed to coordinate and successfully implement a variety of projects in the field of Digital Cultural Heritage, which resulted in publishing an important aspect of Cyprus CulturalHeritage of Cyprus in Europeana.

I currently represent the Deputy Ministry of Culture in the National Committee for Digitization of Cyprus Cultural Heritage as a member of the group of experts in the creation of the Cyprus National Digital Repository for Cultural Heritage infrastructure and also a member of theExpert Group on a common European Data Space for Cultural Heritage.

I currently hold the position of Head of the Unit of Digital Culture and New Technologies at the newly established Deputy Ministry of Culture of Cyprus.

As part of my duties, I am in charge of the Cyprus National Aggregator, whichhas a very important role in promoting Cyprus' cultural heritage at a European level by enriching Europeana with digital content.

News posts

  • Cyprus shares their Twin it! 3D for Europe’s culture story
    Twin it! logo. A composition of Windmolen van Elene by FrDr, CC BY-SA 4.0 and Elene windmill by visualdimension, CC BY-NC-ND
    Ana Moreno
    Europeana Foundation
    News Created: 10 June 2024 Zachos Polyviou

    Cyprus shares their Twin it! 3D for Europe’s culture story

    The Twin it! campaign invited EU Member States to submit at least one 3D digitised heritage asset to the common European data space for cultural heritage, and Member States rose to this challenge. Colleagues from Cyprus share insights into their multiple submitted assets, which include the Castle of Paphos, the archaeological site Khirokitia Vouni and the Lambousa fishing boat.