Digital applications are becoming increasingly important for communicating knowledge about cultural heritage. Virtual city guides, museum applications or virtual exhibitions are popular formats for this purpose.
Apart from a lack of suitable solutions and "know-how" for using such digital tools, there is not yet a central platform focusing on digital applications for European cultural and tourism institutions. The initiators of C4Education want to change this.
In addition to promoting knowledge transfer through digital tools, the virtual lab also gives the opportunity to pool the digital tools and offer them commercially to small and medium-sized museums, tourism agencies and other cultural institutions.
The project partners of the C4Education project are the University of Jena, Time Machine Organisation (TMO), International Centre For Archival Research (ICARUS), META Group and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV). Furthermore, C4Education is connecting with large-scale stakeholder communities worldwide and developing a framework to expand and sustain these collection tools as a commercial model. The target groups for this project are digital heritage institutions with interfaces in heritage, archives, libraries, cultural institutions and digital creative industries, including audiovisual and multimedia.