The City of Ohrid, as a “Natural and Cultural” World Heritage Site, is one of the four cities that is implementing a digital system for managing, protecting and promoting Cultural Heritage, as part of the IRC-HERMES project(Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean Programme). For the development of the platform, the historic buildings and monuments in Ohrid were assessed and digitized. In a period of two months 20.11.2019 – 20.01.2020, our team of Architects were out on the streets registering the historic buildings and monuments in Ohrid. 130 historic buildings, including residential, commercial and sacral types of buildings, were stock in the registering application. The fieldwork included visual observation of the buildings, as well as taking photographs of the architectural and structural elements and the pathology issues of the buildings.
The statements of Antonio Baleski, Dr. Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou and the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism in Ohrid and Mayor of Ohrid during the informational day and Workshop in Ohrid. Watch the video at the following link: https://tvm.mk/video/category/33-dnevnik/2462-tvm-dnevnik-16-08-2019
Digitization and promotion of Ohrid’s cultural heritage is the goal of the “Interregional Cultural Heritage Management, E-Systems” Project – IRC-CERMES implemented by the Municipality of Ohrid in partnership with the Cyprus University of Technology, Research and Innovation Center communications and technologies from Athens, the municipalities of Samos and Corfu from Greece, “ELET” from Greece and the municipality of Gjirokastra from Albania.
Cyprus University of Technology organizes a one-day Workshop on innovative use of ICT (Information Communication and Technology) on preserving, protecting and promoting Cultural Heritage in Historic Cities. The Workshop will take place in Nicosia at 22nd of October 2018 (Monday) between 10:30 and 16:30, in Leventis Gallery. The workshop is divided in two parts: first part (10:30 to 13:30) will include scientific presentations to the participants under the theme of ICT & Cultural Heritage, focusing on specific thematic areas. The second part (14:30 to 16:30) is a hands-on workshop where all the participants will be engaged in a decision-making tool for historic cities. The Workshop is part of project IRC-HERMES, funded by Interreg Balkan- Mediterranean. More details click here Registrations
The first meeting of InterRegional Cultural HERitage Management E-System (IRC-HERMES) in Cyprus University of Technology
The kick-off meeting of InterRegional Cultural HERitage Management E-System (IRC-HERMES) project was held on March 9, 2018 in Cyprus University of Technology. The IRC-HERMES consortium consists of 7 partners, 4 from Greece (ATHENA Research Center, Municipality of Samos, Municipality of Corfu, and ELLINIKI ETAIRIA), 1 from Albania (Municipality of Gjirokaster), 1 from FYROM (Municipality of Ohrid) and 1 from Cyprus (Cyprus University of Technology), which is the coordinating partner. IRC-HERMES has been co-funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance fund) and National Funds of the participating countries under the INTERREG Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020 cooperation programme. The aim of the project is the development of a common strategic management platform for the building stock of settlements/regions to support the salvation, protection and presentation of their Cultural Heritage.