European Fashion Heritage Association



Current project

The project, which sees EFHA as one of its core partners, focuses on the visibility and availability of 3D content in the European data space for cultural heritage, promoting its use in different sectors, from education to tourism and the creative industries


5D culture aims at widening the offer of existing 3D digital cultural heritage repositories and incite their re-use in education, tourism and multi-faceted cultural and creative sectors. We will work on the Europeana repository, at the heart of the European Data Space for Cultural Heritage, to enrich the portal’s digital collections with a significant amount of 3D assets and foster their reuse.

5Dculture aims at enriching the offering of 3D digital cultural heritage assets in the common European data space for cultural heritage and promotes their reuse in important domains such as education, tourism, and the wider cultural and creative sectors, aiming for socially and economically sustainable outcomes.

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The project will deliver high-quality 3D content by identifying and engaging existing datasets from partners’ collections, focusing on fashion, archaeology, and architecture—central themes in Europe’s vast cultural heritage; it will also develop several reuse scenarios to experiment with the aforementioned assets in their complexity across the specific domains: Fashion Collections, exploring the creation of more engaging and immersive museum experiences for fashion heritage (under the coordination of EFHA); Archaeological 3D Content,  enhancing visitors’ experience of archaeological monuments through 3D content, and assessing its value in different sectors such as tourism, education, gaming, the arts, conservation, and heritage management; Historic Buildings and Cityscapes, providing scenarios, content, and tools for creating 3D applications focused on historic buildings and cityscapes, enabling virtual cultural tourism, research, and education.

The project facilitates the management, enrichment, and reuse of 3D content by deploying digital technologies and tools, including AI and semantic technologies. It also creates and promotes capacity-building materials and activities to equip cultural heritage institutions with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance the wider reuse of their 3D cultural assets.

The consortium consists of highly skilled organizations with expertise in the principles and strategy of the newly established European Data Space for cultural heritage.