On Saturday, 9th May, from 14.00 – 16.00hrs, Heritage Malta will be co-hosting with Cyprus University of Technology and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology a webinar dedicated to Digital Cultural Heritage which is being organised to commemorate Europe Day. This webinar which will be addressed by Dr José Herrera, Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, will bring together two of the smallest island nations of the EU – Malta and Cyprus.
Malta and Cyprus are the only EU members that are physically separated from the main continent. However, the two islands enjoy thousands of years of rich history and unique UNESCO listed world heritage sites.
Both Mediterranean Islands have a lot in common, including their commitment to preserve and valorize their cultural heritage. In this event, they will be presenting outstanding and unique case studies from their national digitization programs and beyond.
Some of the themes being covered in this webinar will include discussions about the contribution of digitization in the preservation, interpretation and valorization of cultural heritage. While highlighting the achievements of culture heritage digitization in each of these two nations, the current challenges related to cultural heritage in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic will also be deliberated. There will also be interventions which will explain how cultural heritage can push a regeneration of the tourism sector, while others will expound on the the way forward in how to harness the digital potential in cultural heritage and collaboration on an EU level.
Speakers from the European Commission, EC representation in Cyprus, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, the Ministry for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government of Malta, Heritage Malta, the Cyprus University of Technology, the University of Malta, and a Maltese member of the European Parliament will actively participate in this webinar.
Those who are interested to attend to this online seminar are kindly requested to register for free at https://heritagemalta.org/stronger-together/ to receive a link to the live webinar.