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WEAVE - Widen European Access to cultural communities Via Europeana

This project developed guidelines to link the tangible and intangible heritage of cultural communities, safeguarding the rich and invaluable cultural heritage which they represent.

Posted on Tuesday March 16, 2021

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

1 April 2021 to 30 September 2022
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An etching of a Sami man, woman and child
Sörmlands museum

About the project

WEAVE contributed to preserving the richness of the European identity and its cultural plurality for future generations. In particular, the project aggregateed over 5,200 new high-quality records to Europeana related to the rich and invaluable cultural heritage of historically marginalised and underrepresented cultural communities, and showcased these collections in a set of engaging editorials on the Europeana website. 

The project carried out several capacity building activities to develop a closer connection between cultural heritage institutions, marginalised and vulnerable cultural communities and the Europeana Initiative. It offered training, mentorship and guidelines with a focus on proper handling of immaterial cultural heritage and working with vulnerable and marginalised communities. 

Additionally, WEAVE built upon the results of CultureMoves and 50s Kaleidoscope Generic Services Projects. It developed a set of open and reusable tools which employ a mix of AI, machine learning, natural language processing, big data analysis and innovative interface engineering. The toolkit allows the management of annotations, semi-automatic recognition of specific gestures and movements and visualisation of performances and 3D models. Furthermore, the project demonstrated how the WEAVE Toolkit can be used by cultural heritage institutions to better promote collections that may otherwise remain hidden, in educational and destination tourism contexts.

This project is a Europeana Generic Services project, and it is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

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Project partners

  1. IN2 Digital Innovations GmbH - Germany (coordinator)

  2. European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture e.V. - Germany

  3. PHOTOCONSORTIUM - International Consortium for Photographic Heritage - Italy

  4. Coventry University - United Kingdom

  5. CRDI - Ajuntament De Girona - Centre De Recerca I Difusió De La Imatge - Spain

  6. PédeXumbo - Associação para a Promoção da Musica e da Dança - Portugal

  7. TOPFOTO - Topham Partners LLP - United Kingdom

  8. ARCTUR d.o.o. - Slovenia

  9. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - Portugal

  10. Think Code Ltd. - Cyprus

  11. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- Belgium

  12. Stichting Europeana - The Netherlands

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