The concept of the DIGital INVasions for the Promotion of Cultural Heritage project (DIGINV) revolves around promoting the exchange of good practices for the involvement of citizens in the dissemination, enhancement and care of cultural heritage, through an innovative methodology based on the use of new communication technologies.
Hence, the project aims to improve the digital and communication skills of cultural operators, helping them become promoters and engage citizens in the valorisation of cultural heritage. It also works to improve the digital skills of citizens by using new technologies to promote a cultural point of interest. This shall on one hand lead to participants learning the fundamental concepts in the field of digital communication, reducing the lack of digital skills among the participants, and on the other hand the operators and partner organizations will have new tools for community involvement in enhancing cultural heritage, as well as the consolidation of the dialogue with the local authorities. Such dialogue enhances a common line of action at European level that will be identified for the involvement of citizens in the promotion of cultural heritage.
The project involves 7 partners – Invasioni Digitali and Municipality of Bevagna from Italy, ALL DIGITAL from Belgium, CTK Rijeka from Croatia, CSS from Cyprus, Tech.mt from Malta and Regional Telecottages Public Association of South Hungarian Plain-DTE from Hungary.
Locally, five cultural operators from Heritage Malta have been selected to participate in training activities in Italy whilst two representatives from Tech.mt are responsible for attending all project meetings held in each respective partner country. The main aim of such project meetings is to focus on the exchange of good practices, the involvement of citizens in the promotion of local cultural heritage and training for adults on digital skills. During these meetings, the partners are also involved in organising the testing of digital invasions in the host country.
Malta hosted the fourth project meeting in November 2019
After five centuries of history, the Inquisitor’s Palace was part of a digital invasion. Tech.mt in collaboration with Heritage Malta invited the public for a free tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu on the 15th of November. During the activity, one also had the opportunity to taste 18th century ice cream and meet various historical personalities related to the Palace! Participants also had the chance to win a GoPro Hero7 Black Action Camera.