What results are we expecting to achieve?

  • To provide many institutions, custodians of an immense textile heritage, with ICT resources that allow them to open their hidden wealth of European heritage to worldwide audiences.
  • To contribute with strategies and best practices for the better curation of digital data in textile heritage institutions, particularly among those of small-to-medium size.
  • To facilitate better strategies and the design of innovative tourism services about silk heritage, enriched through digital contents.
  • To create enhanced didactic tools, scale models (in computer graphics and 3D printouts) of historical textiles that visualize their internal structure.
  • To spark creative efforts by modern designers, putting silk heritage within the reach of today’s consumers by well-informed reuse of its motifs.
  • To pave the way for further R&D+I in 3D printing for the textile industries.
  • To produce teaching units in digital format, according to different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • To become a resource for project-based learning assignments, through a specific tutorial developed collaboratively with participating schools’ staff.
  • To connect content providers with fresh and interesting content, improving public knowledge of the Western Silk Roads, as well as their tremendous impact on our international relations, industry, technology and culture.
  • To support regional policy makers in the implementation of their smart specialization strategies, with a focus on digital Cultural Heritage.