CHESS at the VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY: Museums & Cultural Tourism Workshop

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The CHESS project will be presented at the VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY: Museums & Cultural Tourism Workshop, to be held in Delphi Greece, September 25-28, 2013, as part of an invited keynote speech to be delivered by Maria Roussou of the University of Athens and representatives of the Acropolis Museum.

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Presentation of CHESS at the Cyprus University of Technology

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130204_cyprus_mroussou_podiumOn Monday February 4, 2013, Maria Roussou of the University of Athens presented the CHESS project to a full amphitheatre of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus. The talk, titled "Experiencing the Museum through digital stories for each visitor", was open to the public and attracted more than 100 attendees.

The event was publicised in national press and the Cyprus University of Technology's newsletter (page 10, in Greek).

Presentation of CHESS at the International High-Tech Heritage conference

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Maria Roussou of the University of Athens gave a plenary talk focused on CHESS titled "Designing User-Centered Digital Heritage Experiences: Personalized Interaction and Storytelling" at the High-Tech Heritage: "How are digital technologies changing our views of the past?" on May 4th 2012.

The international conference was organised by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage and Society and held at the UMass Amherst Campus in Massachussetts USA, on May 2-4, 2012. The conference was attended by approximately 150 people from 18 countries and from a wide range of disciplines, including academics, museologists, digital technologists, heritage professionals, and community leaders, with a goal of examining the achievements, opportunities, and serious social challenges of digital heritage.

Presentation of CHESS at the CLIC France, 3rd Culture & Innovation(s) national meetings

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Christophe Chaffardon of the Cité de l'Espace presented the CHESS project at the 3rd Culture & Innovation(s) national meeting organised by the Club Innovation & Culture (CLIC), on the 4th of April 2012. The event gathered 340 participants.

The CLIC France is a French network on new technologies in museums and cultural sites. It has over 30 institutional members which represent more than 140 professionnals.

A video in French of the round table talks is available online (video number 8).

See also: http://www.lejournaldesarts.fr/site/archives/docs_article/99321/les-3e-rencontres-du-clic-ont-confirme-le-fort-developpement-du-numerique-dans-les-lieux-culturels.php

Socially Networked Museums symposium: 27th & 28th of September, 2011

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Ms. Niki Dollis of the Acropolis Museum as well as members of the CHESS User Group are presenting and participating in the "Socially networked museums: New media and innovative ideas for audience development in museums and cultural institutions" symposium, held at the Benaki Museum in Athens on September 27th-28th, 2011. Keynote speakers at this symposium include Nancy Proctor, head of the mobile strategy and initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution, and Allegra Burnette, creative director of Digital Media at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.