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International Symposium on Cultural Heritage Conservation and Digitization organized by THID Tsinghua Heritage Institution for Digitalization in Beijing

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Διεθνές Συμπόσιο για την Πολιτιστική Κληρονομιά, Συντήρηση και Ψηφιοποίηση στο Πεκίνο

PostScriptum on the road again, for the participation to the Cultural Heritage Conservation and Digitization, organized by THID Tsinghua Heritage Institution for Digitalization in Beijing (CHCD). The CHCD is a biannual event and has attracted so far foreign experts from over 30 countries and regions promoting a tradition of international collaboration and exchange on the theme of cultural heritage, digital technologies, conservation and digitization. The theme of 2018 conference was "Re-member: heritage driven economy". The aim is to explore the potential of heritage as a driver for the economic growth (in response to the latest Chinese policy as well as the UNESCO mandate). The conference generated a conversation not only among the academia but also by connecting the stakeholders of the heritage sites and the heritage-sensitive creative industries, focusing on the field of heritage conservation and cutting-edge research related to the application of digital technology in heritage conservation. International panels organized based on country, including multidisciplinary experts, showcased their research, projects, lessons, and opportunities, and promoted their tangible and intangible cultural heritage. It was an honor for PostScriptum to have been invited to chair the Greek panel, constituted of internationally acclaimed speakers from the National Technical University of Athens and the National Library of Greece. The CHCD was a great opportunity to present the Greek case of digital cultural heritage to an international audience.