The Digital Heritage Research Lab (DHRLab) was established in 2013 at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Cyprus University of Technology. The lab is devoted to research on the digitisation, documentation, archiving, preservation, protection and promotion of the tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage remains of our past.
At the moment the Digital Heritage Research Lab coordinates three major European Research Projects and participates as a partner in five other equally important programs. Our research focuses on four thematic areas: recording, access, management, and conservation of cultural heritage assets.
DHRLab is hosting the unique UNESCO and European Research Area (ERA) Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage. It has rapidly achieved world-spectrum of collaborative research projects and has created a remarkable wide research network and an agenda with great potential for future activities (such as the H2020 ViMM Manifesto, Roadmap and Action Plan).
The UNESCO Chair on DCH in cooperation with the EU ERA Chair Mnemosyne project, the Erasmus+ ARTEST project, the CLARIN-ERIC, the ViMM+ Network and the CLARIAH-CY developed a special platform, which illustrates all the Master courses around the world in the area of Digital Cultural Heritage, Cultural Informatics, Digital Humanities and Digital Social Sciences. The platform is used as a key tool for all young persons, who want to develop further their career in the domain of Digital Heritage / Cultural Informatics.
As of December 2022, the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage is hosting the first Competence Center in 3D Digital Cultural Heritage on the island of Cyprus. The Center is supporting local and regional stakeholder organisations in all issues related to the 3D Documentation of the past.
- Enriching user experience via user-centered design: a more inclusive approach to digital cultural heritage
- Enriching user experience via user-centered design: digital applications on underwater cultural heritage
- The holistic documentation of movable cultural heritage objects – the case of the Antikythera Mechanism
- ERA Chair in Digital Cultural Heritage Project MNEMOSYNE at the Cyprus University of Technology – the case study of the Antikythera Mechanism
- Determination of the celebration of the next Pythian games using the Antikythera Mechanism, considering that they are celebrated uninterrupted until today