The PAGODE project, co-financed by the European Union under the CEF Connecting Europe Facility Programme, is working on the presentation and digitalization practices of the preserved Chinese cultural heritage in Europe, with a focus on its availability and access through Europeana, the European digital library.
Associate partner of the project also the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.
Project duration: 1 April 2020 – 30 September 2021
- establishing a refined semantic background template,
- aggregating a minimum of 10,000 new objects,
- annotating and enriching more than 2,000 digital objects already featured on Europeana,
- working with Cultural Heritage Institutions on their digitization and enrichment schemes for digital cultural heritage items.
The vast and diverse material will be organized in Europeana to create a new thematic collection, featuring high-quality content to explore, compelling editorials, galleries, blogs, and a virtual exhibition.
Focusing on the various forms of the presence of Chinese culture in Europe, PAGODE will add further value and knowledge to Cultural Heritage Institutions that own Chinese collections, helping them to reach new end users. It will also encourage creative reuse of the cultural heritage content in the domains of intercultural exchange, cultural tourism, education, and research.
PAGODE will work on furthering the understanding of the cultural values of China and the cultural exchange between China and Europe. It will allow Cultural Heritage Institutions to connect and share their collections and metadata across new sectors and borders and thus increase awareness and usage of Europeana amongst an international audience. The project’s originality lies in the creation of a framework for a comprehensive overview of all Chinese collections within the pan-European area. As such, it will offer the grounds for further scholarships, and even more important for a more nuanced understanding of the questions of circulation, trade and the display of Chinese art in modern Europe, including the periphery.
1. MISE Italian Ministry of Economic Development (Italy) – Coordinator
2. Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts,University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
3. Promoter s.r.l. (Italy)
4. Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium – Institut royal du Patrimoine Artistique (Belgium)
5. POSTSCRIPTUM (Greece)
6. United Archives (Germany)
7. PHOTOCONSORTIUM – International Consortium for Photographic Heritage (Italy)
• Slovene Ethnographic Museum (Slovenia)
• Museovirasto – the Finnish Heritage Agency (Finland)
• Leiden University Libraries (The Netherlands)
PAGODE – Europeana China is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Programme of the European Union, under GA n. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2019/1931839