The rich and diverse archaeological heritage of central Europe is in parts excellently developed and utilised. However, a broad share of this heritage, even of international importance, is very often hardly visible and tangible for the public and faces increasing menaces. The VirtualArch project unveils regional archaeological heritage – located underground or submerged, partly with global importance (UNESCO) – to local and regional stakeholders that are responsible for economic development. Activities focus on the sustainable use and protection of non-visible and little known archaeological heritage by increasing the capacities of public actors and by introducing innovative visualisation approaches and methods. The project will develop innovative and trendsetting visualisation tools in the field of virtual and augmented reality supporting both development and protection of archaeological heritage.
First meeting of the partners discussing technical and administrative matters and deliverables. The evening before a nice welcome party was organised by the host, the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Science, in their garden.
Under the theme "Best practices in
visualization and virtual
reconstruction of hidden
archaeological heritage" different approaches,solutions and
recommendations should be presented and discussed for the
development of VirtualArch pilot heritages.