Insites to Digital Cultural Heritage is reimaging how we create, protect and consume digital cultural heritage. It aims to upskill those cultural heritage custodians, VET providers and business mentors with immersive digital tourism skills.
Cultural heritage tourism is a vital part of Europe’s economy with 8.4 million people employed in this sector and 4 out of 10 tourists choosing their destination based on its cultural and heritage offering. However, Europe’s cultural heritage is under threat. The decay and abandonment of some European cultural heritage gems and the over/insensitive tourism of others are two very pressing areas for concern.
Technology and innovation have a leading role to play in Europe to build a strong, sustainable cultural heritage tourism sector for and of the future. Thus, INSITES aims to explore the dual purpose of technology to digitally preserve and safeguard Europe’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage gems and future proof the sector by making it more attractive to young people (digital natives) who are the future consumers/custodians of Europe’s cultural heritage.
Our aim will be realised by the development and wide spread implementation of four key resources across Europe:
The Future – Immersive Cultural Heritage Experiences OERs is a multilingual cultural heritage tourism training pack which upskills learners in the powerful potential of digital technology to rejuvenate, preserve and grow cultural heritage tourism in Europe.
INSITE Active Peer Learning Guide captures inspirational case studies & best practice examples of cultural and heritage tourism businesses across Europe who have improved their digital skills and embraced technology in innovative ways to rejuvenate, preserve and grow their cultural heritage tourism business.
Digital Cultural Heritage MOOC offers a one-stop digital training point where cultural heritage custodians can “drop-in” & access up-to-date info, guidance & training from European digital cultural heritage experts.
Digital Cultural Heritage Technology Toolkit identifies, rigorously tests and guides the use of 20+ low/no-cost digital tools with the powerful potential to rejuvenate, preserve and grow cultural heritage tourism.
You can find out more about these resources and the work of the Insites project here: