Successfully completed by the Department of Administrative Science and Technology of the University of Patras

Stimulating digitization at small and medium-sized museums through the enhancement of the Digital Curator” has been implemented over the past two years. The primary goal of the project is to support small and medium-sized museums in their transition to the digital era, which has become necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It also aims to establish a common business model that would facilitate the digital transformation in museums in a way that significantly contributes to the utilization, accessibility, and sharing of the entire Cultural Heritage of the European Union. Simultaneously, it aims to upgrade the skills and abilities (upskilling) and provide training services to professionals already working in the field of museum curation and the utilization of cultural heritage. The multiplier event of the project took place on Thursday, December 7th, at the Mosaic Hub (112 Ermou Street, Patras) with the participation of significant speakers. Mr. Konstantinos Giotopoulos, Associate Professor at the Department of Administrative Science and Technology of the University of Patras and Scientific Coordinator of the Project, presented the main axes of Next Museum, while Ms. Ioanna Giannoukou, Associate Professor in the same Department, presented the pilot Digital Business Plans of the participating museums. Then, Mr. Theodoros Tsoumpelis, Chief Executive Officer of Dynacomp, explained to the audience the operation of a Digital Navigation and Content Enhancement System for Museums, and Mr. Dimitris Tsolis, Assistant Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Patras, provided an analysis of the use of New Technologies in Museums today. The event concluded with Ms. Eleni Gkika, Founder of PIVOT AMKE, discussing ways to utilize digitized historical and cultural archives.