The Nordic World Heritage VR-Network
The five World Heritage sites Decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland in Sweden, Kvarken Archipelago in Finland, Thingvellir in Iceland, Kongernes Jelling in Denmark and Røros Mining Town and the Circumference in Norway will for the years to come build a nordic network for World Heritage sites who works with virtual reality (VR).
The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture strengthens artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region and the Baltic countries. The programme focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts and interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme comprises three forms of funding: Mobility funding, Network funding and Funding for artist residencies.
The Nordic World Heritage VR-Network got funding – 98 300 €
The network will serve to facilitate the exchange of ideas/know how in using VR to communicate the World Heritage content. Many sites have developed vr-experiences independently of each other and sharing results is a way to consolidate progress made as well as learning from each other’s mistakes. The objectives of the network will be looking at ways to distribute and share each other’s experiences, VR/AR and different hybrids, and make them accessible on each other’s sites to new meet audiences.
Network co-operation entails, for example:
- series of joint meetings, conferences, workshops, staff exchanges and joint courses
- activities such as pooling resources and skills in order to develop initiatives that influence public opinion or to work together on scheduling and structuring tours
- the establishment of a collaboration platform that can lead into larger international projects later on.