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Donation of the UNESCO Churches 3D-Printed Models to the Visually Impaired Community of Cyprus

Event Details:

  • Date:           Wednesday, 7 December 2022
  • Time:          Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:        School of the Blind "Agios Varnavas", Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Speaker:     Various speakers - see below




The Invisible Heritage - Analysis and Technology (IH-AT) project, led by The Cyprus Institute, was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.
IH-AT focused on the multidisciplinary study of the UNESCO-listed "Painted Churches in the Troodos Region" through a wide array of digital non-destructive technologies used to analyze their structures and lost features.

In order to achieve a real impact on modern society, the digital models of the UNESCO churches have been 3D printed. The physical replicas will be donated to local stakeholders and installed in several locations to enhance the tactile experience of visually impaired people.
The project was supported by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and the Embassy of Italy in Nicosia, with the technical support of the School of the Blind "Agios Varnavas".



Dr Dante Abate, Associate Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute

Prof. Michel Menu, Acting Director, STARC, The Cyprus Institute

H.E. Federica Ferrari Bravo, Ambassador of Italy in Cyprus

Dr Marina Solomidou Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus

Ms Kika Kassini, Director of the School of the Blind "Agios Varnavas" Nicosia

Mrs Marilena Paraskeva, Head of Operations, Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)



The event will be conducted in English.
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Additional Info

  • Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2022
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Find out more

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