First RICHES Workshop has finalized

15/05/14
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On 13th May, i2CAT Foundation, in collaboration with the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) organized the first RICHES open to all activity in Barcelona.

First RICHES Workshop has finalized

The workshop brought together representatives of the RICHES project, academics and students from the UIC, representatives of the Network of Common Interest affiliated in the project and several external experts. This activity focused on building the project’s foundation and establishing an initial agreement of basic definitions and frameworks which will delineate RICHES’ fields of research and further study on the context of change and the role of Cultural Heritage (CH) in the economic and social development in Europe.

More than 50 participants had registered to be part in the several discussion sessions proposed in the workshop’s programme in order to discuss the taxonomy that will represent the common ground of understanding and research of the project.

Although it is impossible to capture the full extent of discussions and perspectives, all the Workshop’s presentations and discussions served to analyse in depth all the topics that RICHES is addressing and proved to be extremely insightful and beneficial both to the attendees and the project’s representatives and researchers. The audience had a lively participation and made several suggestions that will be taken into consideration in order to further elaborate and agree on a Taxonomy of Terms and Definitions which will support the project’s research in the future.

The analysis of different prospective scenarios on the context of change in which European CH is transmitted, its implications for future CH practices, and the frameworks that will be put in place - from cultural, legal, financial, educational, technical perspectives -, rendered valuable information for future progress in the design of the roadmap for Cultural Heritage practices in the digital age within the project.

In addition to the workshop’s celebration, the RICHES Consortium Partners joined for internal Plenary Meeting, one day before and after the workshop in order to discuss the work so far undergone, value the workshop’s results and plan their future research and management activities.

For more information, please visit the Project website.