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A short animating film shows the completion of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

The completion of Art Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona is simulated in this movie released to show the final stages of construction anticipated before 2026, 100 years after the death of the architect. Read More

A map of Europe by each nation’s most famous artwork

An ingenious mapmaker halfabluesky has posted this map of Europe on Reddit, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each European nation. Read More

PLUGGY at the “Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era” workshop organised and hosted by the European Cooperation in Science & Technology Association (COST)

European cultural heritage benefits from a range οf EU policies, programmes and funding, the latter exceeding EUR 4.5 billion for the period from 2007 to 2013. Read More

PLUGGY at the Info day “Museums, Skills and New Perspectives in the digital era”, dedicated to the identification of the created needs of the professionals of culture and museum due to the quickening pace of the adoption of ICT in the cultural sector

The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (http://daissy.eap.gr) organized the Info day entitled: “Museums, Skills and New Perspectives in the digital era” on Monday 06 November 2017, in the building of Library and Information Center of the Hellenic Open University, in Patras, Greece. Read More

PLUGGY partners gathered in Rome for PLUGGY’s 3rd plenary meeting

On October 23th – 24th, the PLUGGY consortium met at the Eternal City for the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the project. Read More

PLUGGY at the II Meeting on European Associations of Industrial Heritage

PLUGGY was presented at the II Meeting on European Associations of Industrial Heritage, celebrated in Malaga, 27 – 29 October, 2017. Read More

PLUGGY in Smart Innovation Festival 2017

PLUGGY was introduced by its dedicated Italian partner, the XTEAM Software Solutions srls, to several different stakeholders who attended the Festival Smart Innovation 2017 that took place in Silea, Italy on 15 – 17 September 2017. Read More

PLUGGY in INNOVATHENS 6th Business Accelerator, for the support of young entrepreneurs in the Creative & Cultural Industries

PLUGGY was presented during the inauguration event for the 6th cycle of INNOVATHENS Business Accelerator, held in Athens, Greece on October 9th 2017 and focusing for the second subsequent year on Creative and Cultural Industries. Read More

PLUGGY celebrates European Researchers’ Night 2017

PLUGGY joined European Researchers’ Night, held in the premises of the National Technical University in Athens, and came closer to several young attendants and student communities in a night that stimulated interest in and curiosity for science and research through many “edutainment” activities and challenges. Read More

How new technologies are completely revolutionizing the consumption of art

“The best use of digital is to not make you aware of the technology, but to make you aware of the art,” said Jane Alexander, chief information officer at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Museums are looking at the best attendance they’ve ever had, thanks to the way technology is revolutionizing the consumption of art. Read More

European Union bringing communities in Kosovo together in support of cultural heritage protection

The European Union adopted a programme worth €2 million to support confidence building among the ethnic communities in Kosovo through cultural heritage protection. The European Commission adopted this week a programme – under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) – worth €2 million to support cultural heritage protection in Kosovo. Read More

Why are culture and creativity so important for cities and which European city is the “ideal” cultural and creative city?

The European Commission released the first ever edition of the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’, a brand new tool that provides comparable data on how European cities perform across nine dimensions Read More

Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage

PLUGGY co – organized the Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage as part of the 23rd ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference that took place on the 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017, in Madeira Island – Portugal. Read More

PLUGGY’s 2nd Plenary Meeting

27 – 28 June 2017 | Kosice, Slovakia

On June 27th & 28th, the European Capital of Culture for 2013, the city of Kosice in Slovakia, hosted the PLUGGY consortium for the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the project. Read More

Students contribute to PLUGGY’s communication plan for the younger target groups

PLUGGY welcomes on board Victoria, Gabino, Rafa and Sergio! Our keen and enthusiastic friends – students of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising Department of the University of Malaga, Spain prepared for us a very special proposal for PLUGGY’s local communication strategy and implementation in Spain, as part of their “Cultural Communication” course. Read More

3D Tune-In Toolkit for binaural audio now ready!

The PLUGGY Social Platform and its Pluggable Applications will integrate 3D audio functionalities. This will be achieved exploiting the work done within 3D Tune-In, one of our partner EU projects. Read More

PLUGGY’s 1st Plenary Meeting

22-23 March 2017 │ Malaga, Spain

On March 22nd and 23rd, members from all partner institutions and companies gathered at the premises of the University of Malaga to present the work performed during the first 4 months of the project and plan the work ahead. Read More

PLUGGY is calling for papers for the Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage

23rd ICE/IEEE ITMC Conference | Madeira, Portugal, 28 June 2017

PLUGGY is co – organizing the Workshop on Advances in Digital Cultural Heritage as part of the 23rd ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference that will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017, in Madeira Island – Portugal. Read More

PLUGGY is looking for personas!

Fill in our online questionnaire and help us fine-tune our designs and features to your insights and expectations. Read More

The great importance of culture and cultural heritage

The great importance of culture and cultural heritage in a simple video! Enjoy!

2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage

In early February, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional decision to officially designate 2018 the first European Year of Cultural Heritage. Read More

PLUGGY Kick Off Meeting

12-13 December 2016 │ Athens, Greece

The PLUGGY consortium met on December 12th & 13th for the project’s kickoff, marking the start of the most expected Social Networking platform for cultural heritage. Read More