Objectives of i-Treasures

The main objective of the i-Treasures project is to develop an open and extendable platform to provide access to intangible cultural heritage resources and at the same time to propose a novel strategic framework for the safeguarding and transmission of ICH. More specifically, the i-Treasures project aims to:

  • To identify rare know-how and user requirements:
    • Analysis of state-of-the-art in providing innovative and integrated solutions for access to cultural resources
    • Establishment of active groups of Living Human Treasures
    • Analysis of use cases and identification of user requirements
  • To propose novel technologies for the safeguarding and transmission of ICH and the identification of hidden intangible treasures:
    • Use of multisensory technology for the creation of cultural content that has never been analyzed before and NOT for digitization of existing cultural content
  • To design and specify the system:
    • Design of system architecture
    • System specification
  • Capture and analysis of Intangible Cultural Heritage:
    • Capture and analysis of ICH using facial expression analysis (singing, music composition), body and gesture recognition (singing, dance, craftsmanship, music composition), vocal tract modeling (singing), sound processing (song, dance, music composition), electroencephalography (music composition)
  • Semantic media interpretation:
    • Multimodal analysis and data fusion to enhance semantic metadata extraction by exploiting information across different modalities
    • Semantic media interpretation by mapping a set of low-level multimedia features to high-level concepts
  • To create new ways for cultural expressions connecting the past with the present and have relevance in the contemporary world:
    • Development of intangible musical instrument for contemporary music composition
  • To raise public awareness regarding the importance of safeguarding ICH:
    • Organizing territorial schools and local development strategy
  • To disseminate and exploit i-Treasures results at a global level:
    • Establishing and maintaining the i-Treasures website
    • Publishing and distributing the i-Treasures brochure
    • Organizing the i-Treasures Workshop
    • Liaisons with relevant projects
    • Continuing dissemination activities, including participation in relevant national, European and international events, preparation and distribution of newsletters, press releases, etc
    • Establishing an exploitation strategy