The Consello da Xunta, meeting on July 20, 2022, gave the green light to the agreement to be signed by the Consellería de Cultura, Educación, Formación Profesional e Universidades, the Axencia para a Modernización Tecnolóxica de Galicia (AMTEGA), CRUSOE and NTT Data in order to launch the Institutional Chair of Digital Cultural Heritage.
The Chair will be linked to the Inter-University Research Center for Cultural Atlantic Landscapes (CISPAC), located in the facilities of the Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela.
Under this project, which will have a budget of 322,000 euros until 2025, will promote a series of measures to promote teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge about the Digital Cultural Heritage, especially those related and closely linked to the Way of St. James.
TRAINING AND RESEARCH
The roadmap foreseen for the period 2022-2025 includes the creation of tools for monitoring the situation and evolution in this area in the Euroregion and its area of influence.
It will also promote research actions aimed at generating specific knowledge and, thus, quantifying and valuing Digital Cultural Heritage.
Within the framework of the Chair, master’s and doctoral training initiatives will be developed in this field within the CRUSOE.
This work will be carried out in parallel with a series of specific programs aimed at fostering STEM vocations, together with occupational training and professional training initiatives in non-urban areas. These proposals will also emphasize gender equality issues.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INTERNATIONALIZATION
Entrepreneurship is another of the pillars of this project. In this field, transdisciplinary initiatives in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Information and Communication Technologies will be promoted to enhance the value of the Heritage linked to the Way of St. James from a holistic approach.
Other measures will be focused on strengthening ties in Europe and Latin America. Internationalization will be essential and, therefore, collaborative actions will be developed that emphasize the policies and guidelines of the European Commission and the European Parliament on digital transition, heritage and its impact on the cultural, educational, digital and sustainable tourism, audiovisual and ICT hypersector.
The actions developed from the Institutional Chair of Digital Cultural Heritage will be in line with the digitization actions promoted by the Galician Government in the framework of the Galicia Digital Strategy 2030 and that seek to position Galicia as a reference region in this field on the international scene.
Other actions of the Xunta such as the online repository Galiciana, with more than 330,000 digitized assets; the Galicia Nomeada project, which collects the richness of the toponymy of the Galician territory; or the Digital Memory of Galicia, which seeks to boost the digitization of documents, resources and promote the development of new services and content for industry and cultural tourism.