InTavia – In/Tangible European Heritage2021-12-06T16:36:47+01:00

InTaVia – In/Tangible European Heritage – Visual Analysis, Curation and Communication

Due to a wide range of digitization initiatives, cultural heritage databases have greatly enhanced access to cultural and historical data across Europe. On the one hand, tangible cultural objects from museums, archives, and libraries have become accessible online and aggregated transnationally by platforms such as Europeana. On the other hand, intangible assets—such as language-based accounts on the lives of artists—have been organized and shared as biographical databases on a national level. While these developments provide an excellent basis for the enhanced reception, utilization, and promotion of European cultural heritage, various restrictions prevent the exploitation of the existing data. 

The InTaVia project aims to overcome some of these barriers with a deliberate combination of research and development objectives. Firstly, it will draw together tangible and intangible assets of European heritage to enable their mutual contextualization. Secondly, it will develop new means of data creation, curation, and transnational integration. Thirdly, it will develop a visual analytics environment to help cultural heritage experts to better access, analyze, and visually communicate cultural collections and related biographical and contextual knowledge to the interested public. By 2023 InTaVia will develop an information portal for the integration, visual analysis and communication of tangible and intangible cultural assets, supporting synoptic sensemaking and storytelling about European heritage with implications for research, pedagogy, journalism, cultural tourism, creative industries and heritage institutions. 

International Research Team:

  • Danube University Krems 
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
  • Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences & Arts 
  • Aalto University  
  • University of Southern Denmark 
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences 
  • University of Stuttgart 
  • University of Helsinki

In the international research project InTaVia we lead the work package “User Requirements” and develop a “Storytelling Suite”.

This project has received funding from the European Union H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101004825. The sole responsibility for the content of this webpage lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the ACDH-CH nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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