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Map of Northern Heritage projects and partners.

Drawing on experiences of previous European projects, PHIVE brings together theory, practice and infrastructure to develop digital solutions for unique northern heritage. At we provide these collated resources to support the future of digital heritage.

Heritage plays an important role in social, educational and economic aspects of society. Accelerated by COVID-19 impact we have seen digital representations of heritage become increasingly important for its preservation and promotion. As commodity computers and phones have become both more accessible and more powerful, the digital literacies that accompany them have become ubiquitous.

In Northern Heritage we will develop a synthesis of these EU projects bringing together:

  1. Virtual Centre of Excellence for using Virtual and Augmented reality to promote and preserve heritage post-COVID; including online live workshops, with accompanying learning materials and virtual tours; to disseminate how we create exemplar virtual reality content for collaborative environments.
  2. Virtual Time Travel demonstration will provide a framework for live exploration of the past. This will bring together work on Downpatrick site in the STRATUS project and digi-tourist framework in the CINE project.
  3. Exhibition System based on the International Image interoperability Framework enabling exploration of maps, timelines, virtual tours, objects, and landscapes.

The centre for excellence, virtual time travel and gallery will be housed inside a Virtual Museum framework which will be available throughout the NPA region and will connect with Europeana and Zenodo.


Northern Network for Promotion and Preservation of Heritage (NP2H)
Participants in the CINE, Stratus and CUPIDO; SMEs, museums, community organisations, sectoral organisations and local authorities will form a network, to increase awareness and transnational cooperation in digital preservation and promotion of heritage.

Promoting digital infrastructure for live and virtual engagement with heritage
Northern Heritage will support virtual reality, digital galleries and virtual tours and help stakeholders to work with digital representations of heritage. This will maximise the impact for local users of outputs from CSC and prepare transnational connections.

Building capacity in digital heritage, co production and gamification through workshops, toolkits and best practice.
 We will collaborate together to promote and disseminate toolkits and understanding through workshops, conferences and publications with the aim of developing the capacity for working with digital technologies to promote and preserve heritage.


This Northern Heritage site and archive seeks to provide a resource for promoting and preserving heritage. It draws on the work of northern periphery artic program, north sea region and horizon 2020 projects. These projects include:

  • The CINE project brought together heritage organisations, digital enterprises and knowledge organisations to develop interactive maps, galleries, reconstructions and archives.
  • The ongoing STRATUS project is pushing the boundaries of Virtual Reality, creating linked virtual reality tours, and collective experiences.
  • The CUPIDO project will disseminate across the North Sea Region, and will provide Workshop and VR materials for development.
  • TechSolns COVID-response technology project.
  • EU-LAC Museums project


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