Heritage Malta to co-host digital cultural heritage webinar

On Saturday 9th May, Heritage Malta will be co-hosting a webinar dedicated to digital cultural heritage which is being organised to commemorate Europe Day, with the Cyprus University of Technology.

The webinar, which will be addressed byMinister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government José Herrera, will bring together two of the smallest island nations of the EU – Malta and Cyprus.

The two islands 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 valorise their cultural heritage. In this event, they will be presenting outstanding and unique case studies from their national digitisation programs and beyond.

Some of the themes being covered in this webinar will include discussions about the contribution of digitisation in the preservation, interpretation and valorisation of cultural heritage.

While highlighting the achievements of culture heritage digitisation 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 in attending this online seminar on Saturday 9th May from 2.00 to 4.00 pm may register for free here to receive a link to the live webinar.