WEAVE – Widen European Access to cultural communities Via Europeana

WEAVE is a new CEF project (2021-2022), focused on tangible and intangible heritage of cultural communities, to enrich Europeana with great content and develop new tools.
WEAVE will contribute to preserving for future generations the richness of the European identity and its cultural plurality. In particular, the project aggregates over 5,000 new high-quality records to Europeana related to the rich and invaluable cultural heritage of minority cultural communities, and showcase these collections in a set of engaging editorials and a virtual exhibition.
The project plans to carry out capacity building activities to develop a closer connection between cultural heritage institutions (CHIs), minority cultural communities and Europeana. Additionally, WEAVE is developing a set of open and reusable tools which will employ a mix of AI, machine learning, natural language processing, big data analysis and innovative interface engineering. The toolkit allows the management of annotations, semi-automatic recognition of specific gestures and movements and visualisation of performances and 3D models.
Finally, WEAVE offers training, capacity building and guidelines with a focus on proper handling of immaterial cultural heritage and working with vulnerable and marginalised communities.


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