ARCHES selected as a finalist for the Horizon Impact Award 2020
The EU-funded Horizon2020 research project ARCHES, coordinated by VRVis, was nominated for its outstanding research results that make museums and art education all over the world more accessible and inclusive for everyone.
ARCHES was nominated as one of ten projects for the prestigious Horizon Impact Award 2020. Here is a screenshot of the nominees.
At one of the workshops in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. (c) ARCHES
The interactive Multimedia Guide (c) KHM Museumsverband
The ARCHES team at VRVis: Cornelia Travnicek, Andreas Reichinger, Daniela Stoll; with the tactile relief "The Bird Thief" after a painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Testing the interactive Multimedia Guide. (c) ARCHES
The participatory, interdisciplinary and transnational research project ARCHES - Accessible Resources for Cultural Heritage EcoSystems was one of ten projects to make it on the shortlist for the Horizon Impact Award. Coordinated by VRVis, the project has brought together the expertise and innovational power of twelve European institutions to develop smart solutions for inclusive art and art education and to open museums around the world to new - and literally all - visitor groups. At the heart of the project was the active participation of over 200 people with special access needs to art and culture due to their visual, hearing and cognitive impairments throughout the three-year research and development process.