The Role of Technology for Cultural Heritage Preservation

ROOM – UG 04

15 MAY 2019, 18:30-21:00

Innovative technologies provide a unique opportunity for effective, transdisciplinary, and radically inclusive approaches to cultural heritage preservation. A number of tools, such as participatory photography, visual communications, Blockchain are already available.

This event will draw together experts and organizations at the nexus of innovative technologies and cultural heritage preservation to explore human-centric processes for preserving, sharing, and learning on world cultures, especially so in non-permissive or under-represented areas.

Please join us for an engaging discussion on the theory and practice of merging these worlds: harnessing the resources and capabilities of tech for mindful digitization and inclusive participation of our global heritage.


Dr. Dimah Mahmoud from The Nubia Initiative (TNI), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit aimed at leveraging arts, academia and technology to protect, preserve and promote endangered Nubian cultural heritage and languages.

Tara Vassefi from Truepic, an early stage technology company focused on digital image verification. Truepic pioneered a new breed of visual media called “Controlled Capture” where images and videos have verifiable origin, content, metadata and are saved in perpetuity via public blockchains.

Dr. Massimiliano Fusari is a Senior Lecturer at the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB (disLAB) for the University of Westminster. He’s currently working on developing a mobile app, The Meta-Image, to enhance visual literacy and engage storytelling skills.

Deborah Greene is the founder and CEO of LiveaMoment, a movement dedicated to creating and funding peace initiatives around the world.

Dr. Kirsty Rowan is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She will share her contributions to the Nubian Languages and Cultures Project which is documenting and describing principally the Nobiin Nubian language.

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For all info, please contact Dr. Dimah Mahmoud

The picture at the top of the page is taken from the UNESCO promoting the spectacular Nubia Campaign (1960 – 1980) which was the inspiration for the idea of World Cultural Heritage.

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