Virtual Multimodal Museums

Georgios Giannoulis Giannoulopoulos, University Pompeu Fabra , Spain

Virtual Multimodal Museum (ViMM) is a major, high-impact Coordination and Support Action of the European Union,  across the field of Virtual Museums (VM), within the overall context of European policy and practice on Virtual Cultural Heritage (VCH). A highly expert seven (7) partner consortium will leverage the support of a unique and powerful Advisory Group, consisting of many of the Europe and the world’s leading public and private sector organisations in the field, to define and support high quality policies, strategic and day-to day decision making, the utilisation of breakthrough technological developments.
Its work is  founded on building a consensual framework directly involving Europe’s leading VM decision-makers and practitioners in defining and resolving existing issues spread across 7 interlinked Thematic Areas (‘the 7 Ds’): Definitions –Directions – Documentation – Dimensions – Demand- Discovery – Decisions and will result in wide-reaching stakeholder participation and very high visibility. The latter will be achieved through organisation of key events at policy and practitioner/ stakeholder levels, extensive use of the media, and by the introduction of a highly interactive and wide-reaching communication platform, deploying social media and novel approaches to enable focused debate by all interested parties, supported by access to representations of excellence and a decision-support tool for stakeholders an on-line communication platform, for the digital heritage community facilitating the know-how exchange, contact, meeting and expertise retrieval point, dissemination and the decision making process of various stakeholders.

ViMM Virtual Multi-modal Mueums
TOPIC : Virtual museums and social platform on European digital heritage, memory, identity and cultural interaction.