The three years of research were organized into work packages. If you are interested in how this project was run, this is for you. If you are more interested in the results, have a look at our Technology, the useful documents for participatory research in museums, the workshops, the participants’ works, and our academic publications.
WP1 · Project management and coordination
- Coordination, planning, monitoring and management.
- External representation of ARCHES.
- Development of a Data Management Plan.
- Periodic reports on management and coordination.
- Data Management Plan (continuously updated).
WP2 · Working with participatory research groups
- To provide the starting point for the design of the software, applications and activities
- To enable the participatory research groups to evaluate the software, applications and activities developed in technical work packages
- To enable the participatory research groups to trial final products and clarify modifications
- Initial assessment and recommendations
- Assessment of the participatory research methodology
- Final recommendations and guidelines
WP3 · Development of an accessible software platform
- To implement functionalities for automatic image processing, elaboration of descriptions, etc.
- To identify and analyse sources that will provide digital cultural assets
- To develop text to sign language conversions, avatars and serious games
- To design, implement and test an accessible and user-friendly platform that integrates the developed resources
- Serious games
- Sign to language conversion and avatars
- Software platform
December 2016 · June 2019
WP4 · Development of applications for handheld devices
- To develop generic functionalities common to all cultural heritage museums
- To develop specific functionalities for the museums participating in ARCHES
- To design and implement attractive and user-friendly interfaces for handheld devices targeting people with differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication
- Generic functionalities for cultural heritage museums
- Specific functionalities for ARCHES museums
- Applications for handheld devices
December 2016 · June 2019
WP5 · On-site multisensory activities
- To develop on-site sensory activities focused on
- An interactive haptic installation in the museum
- Context-sensitive tactile audio guide
- To complement these activities with others defined during the pilot exercises
- Reliefs of paintings
- Relief printer prototype
- Improve context-sensitive tactile audio guide
- Other activities
WP6 · System validation and pilot exercises
- To ensure a high degree of usability and perceived value added for the target audience
- To run pilot exercise to generate and implement feedback from target groups
- To assess state of reached advancement
- To identify further research needs
- Pilot assessment and recommendations
- On-site demonstrations
- Training for professionals
- Open house days
WP7 · Communication and exploitation
- Dissemination of results through several channels
- Collaboration with other similar projects and actions
- Stimulation of technology transfer between consortium members and other key actors in the field of cultural heritage in Europe
- Communication plan
- Exploitation plan
- Closer collaboration with SMEs, research centres, universities, museums, etc.
- New initiatives for people with differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication
WP8 · Ethics requirements
- To design and monitor ethical procedures to get informed consent and collect data from people participating in the research groups
- To design information sheets for every special group
- Informed consent procedures
- Ethical approval for data collection
- Information sheets and sample forms
October 2016 · Finished