About this Event
Online Zoom workshop, Free of charge, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.
17 – 21 May 2021
1st OPHERA Workshop is organized and carried out by Cyprus University of Technology – Digital Heritage Research LAB (DHRLab), the UNESCO Chair on Digital Culture Heritage and ERA Chair Mnemosyne.
- Provide participants with a general overview and a clear state-of the art of the available digital methods, technologies and tools applied to cultural heritage knowledge and communication, particularly to the objects under restoration process in the post-earthquake scenario
- Training on the method of communication and visualization of complex technical data in order to reach and increase the awareness of a wider audience
OPHERA project aims to reveal, as a cultural expression, the cultural heritage restoration process currently ongoing in the territories affected by Central-Italy 2016 erthquake, in Marche Region. The project assumption is the awareness about the need to allow citizens participation and ensure transparency all along the restoration process.
The cultural values embedded in the restoration activities are characterized by a wide range of skills and sometimes by creative acts, normally visible only to operators. Through OPHERA project the partnership aims to foster the cultural exchange between restoration professionals and a wider audience, sharing at European level the reconstruction experiences developed in Central – Italy regions.
The project envisages the selection of a multidisciplinary team of operators through a public call for applications. In the first phase the team will be trained by means of three workshops to be held in Cyprus, Portugal and Italy, dedicated to the strategic domains of heritage risk prevention – monitoring methods and to the digital technologies applied to cultural heritage; during the second phase the multidisciplinary team will be involved in the organization of two “open-days” of some key restoration sites located in the most impacted Marche region towns
WHO CAN APPLY
- Conservator officers, art restorers
- Artists (Visual & Performing arts)
- Cultural operators (exhibition curators, event planners, etc.)
- Cultural institutions technical staff (architects, historians, engineers, etc.)
- Students – PhD students – PostDoc fellows (architecture, art management, art history, engineering, etc.)
- Creative and Cultural industries professionals & entrepreneurs
CAA2021, to be held 14-18 June, is going digital. We are sad that we won’t be able to be together in-person in sunny and lovely Cyprus, but based on the continuing challenges posed by the global Covid pandemic, a virtual meeting is the most responsible way for our community to gather. This decision was not made lightly, but it was evident from the recently-conducted membership survey that an online conference would enable more members to participate.
Changing the CAA2021 to a virtual meeting now means that the CAA2021 Cyprus team and the ESC can focus on planning an effective and productive online conference. We are excited for the opportunity to think creatively about how to bring our international community together in this new way. We are still working to sort out the conference details and will be sharing regular updates as the plans come together.
As a result of this decision, the session and paper submission dates are being pushed back (please check the updated dates from Key Dates page).