This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 612789


The RICHES Consortium launched in November 2015 a new website dedicated to the RICHES resources, where all the main outcomes of the project (reports, publications, toolkits, links, etc.) are made available for any interested users.

The results of RICHES' research fields and activities can be classified in the following two main areas:

Resources related to RESEARCH, which include: scientific publications; co-creation practices and toolkits; a taxonomy aimed at outlining the conceptual field of digital technologies applied to cultural heritage; an interactive showcase presenting case studies related to the status of digital heritage mediated by memory institutions, such as libraries and museums, allowing interested users to contribute other relevant suggestions; other case study reports such as virtual performances.

Resources related to POLICIES, which include: policy reports and recommendations to support the development of new policy for enhancing cultural heritage; foresight studies to support the development of strategic agendas and joint programming in Europe; reports of the Policy Seminars organised by the project; information about the networking activities and how to join the RICHES network; list of useful links to European, National and International policies on cultural heritage.

Visit the RICHES resources website to access to the complete set of results made available by the project!

These outputs are expected to have a widespread impact on public/private sectors, organisations and individuals, particularly in the following areas:

social (digital technologies offer the potential to challenge the “democratic deficit” existing between producers/curators and consumers/users of CH, encouraging users to engage in their cultural heritage);

economic (the models of skill and technology-transfer developed through the project will influence production methods and capabilities in the two identified sectors of fashion and product design, having wider applicability to many other sectors, such as heritage institutions, cultural tourism, cultural industries SMEs and the wider creative industries);

cultural (digital technologies can stimulate innovative interactions with cultural audiences and users); educational (digital technologies can offer novel learning/teaching resources and opportunities);

technological (RICHES will create the conditions for a truly user-driven technological research pull, in order to meet the real requirements of the CH sector).


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