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10 February 2021 - 29 February 2024



New research programme coordinated by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and funded by the European Commission


The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation has secured €2.998.115 of Horizon 2020 funding, the biggest research and innovation research programme of the European Union, for the programme “Redefining the Future of Culture Heritage, through a disruptive model of sustainability” (ReInHerit). ReInHerit aspires to is to create a model of sustainable heritage management, which will foster a digital dynamic European network of heritage stakeholders.


ReInHerit aspires to disrupt the current status quo of communication, collaboration and innovation exchange between museums and cultural heritage sites, in a sense that it will connect cultural heritage collections and sites, and present Europe’s tangible and intangible heritage to citizens and tourists in their wider historical and geographical contexts. The ReInHerit project is proposing a very innovative model of sustainable heritage management, through which a dynamic network will be born; this network comprised of cultural heritage professionals, innovation and cultural heritage solution tech experts, researchers, national museums, regional and local museums, and representative managers of Heritage Label sites. ReInHerit is also supported externally, by relevant municipalities, regional and local museums, which will also enhance the communication and cooperation of the cultural heritage sector across the EU and beyond. 

The ReInHerit proposed model will be based on the development of a digital cultural heritage ecosystem, where all the key stakeholders (museums, heritage sites, policy makers, professionals and communities) will have an open and collaborative space to experiment, share and innovate. This will be achieved through the creation of an innovative Digital Hub. Tools and resources (on training, tourism, conservation, preservation, knowledge creation, content use/reuse, illicit trafficking of goods) necessary for sustainable management will be shared through the digital platform that will host the ecosystem. This ecosystem will also be the experiential open-ended space that will support and generate entrepreneurial initiatives, knowledge produced through co-creation, curation of digital content and visitor experiences. The proposed work plan includes a variety of key activities that will enable the collaboration of museums and cultural heritage sites, real-time.



The programme will start on the 1st of March 2021 and will have a duration of 36 months. Dr Ioanna Hadjicosti, the Director of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, is the Project Coordinator and BoCCF’s team of researchers is comprised of Dr Monika Asimenou, Dr Christodoulous Hadjichristodoulou and Dr Polina Nikolaou.




Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

Cycladic Museum (Greece)

Blue Shield (Greece)

CYENS (Cyprus)

University of Nicosia, School of Law (Cyprus)

University of Florence -MICC (Italy)

Consorzio Materahub Industrie Culturali e Creative (Italy)


University of Graz (Austria)

STadtmuseum GrazGmbH (Austria)

Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

European Cultural Tourism Network (Belgium)