This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 612789


This section presents the list of public deliverables released by the project.

D1.1 Final project report for publication - Brief incite into the varied and fascinating work of the RICHES project, the topics considered within each research task and the events held to interact with interested stakeholders.

D2.1 CH Definitions and Taxonomy - RICHES theoretical framework of interrelated terms and definitions, within which further research may be conducted and shared and CH-related practices may be further developed.

D2.2 Digital copyrights framework - Common framework of understanding for the RICHES project in relation to the law of copyright (and performer’s rights) and its importance for digital CH, cultural working practices that embrace co-creation as the norm and CH that is transformed from analogue to digital.

D3.1 Transformantion, change and best practice for CH processes - Report presenting the results of investigations into how digital practices are transforming the traditional cultural heritage interactions and practices. It explores the current challenges and potential opportunities for CH that lie ahead and reflects the context of change related to following fields: CH held by cultural institutions; mediated and unmediated CH; traditional hand-making skills; transformations of physical spaces, places and territories; digitization on performance-based CH.

D4.1 European identity, belonging and the role for digital CH - Report outlining the results of a qualitative study that examined the importance of (digital) Cultural Heritage for identity-building processes within European communities and its role for the development of a European identity.

D4.2 Good practices and methods for co-creation - Report presenting an overview of exemplary and inspirational co-creation cases that have been developed inside and outside of the RICHES project. Drawing upon the case studies, the deliverable suggests a number of guiding principles when preparing a co-creative project within heritage institutions.

D4.3 Structures for community and territorial cohesion - Report examining the role of cultural heritage in relation to community and territorial cohesion It focuses on how cultural heritage resources can be deployed in the construction of localised and spatially defined communities, and, where relevant, it examines the ways in which digital technology is being used in this process.

D5.1 The Use of Craft Skills in New Contexts - Report outlining the results of a qualitative study that examined how craft skills can generate value and competitive advantage for the European creative economy, particularly with respect to employment and the creation of new jobs.

D5.2 Place-making, promotion and commodification of CH resources - Report examining whether locations have coherent strategies to appeal to consumers using cultural resources and attributes such as place promotion, product and quality. Analysis focuses on the contemporary influences and contribution of digital technologies in the exploitation of cultural heritage.

D5.3 Fiscal and Economic Issues in the Digital Age - Report providing an economic analysis of the impact of taxation, public support and private contribution to the production, distribution and consumption of cultural heritage and to improve understanding of the geography of cultural activities and ways in which fiscal policy can become more efficient in the age of digitization.

D5.4 CH Best Practice in the Digital Economy - Report addressing one the most important issues for the future of cultural heritage: experimentation and innovation in digital technology in a time of social and technological change. The deliverable offers an insight into CH best practice in the digital economy through collaborative interdisciplinary projects that engage CH institutions with academic research institutions.

D6.1 Access, Participation, Learning: Digital strategies for audience engagement with cultural heritage in museums and libraries - Report examining strategies and approaches for deepening audience engagement with digitally mediated cultural heritage, by means of case studies, interviews, and a survey of the literature and Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) institutional documentation.

D7.1 Evidence-based policy reports and recommendations - Series of reports containing analysis and recommendations, with a special focus on the role of digital technologies, incorporating foresight studies, visioning work and SWOT analysis and laying the main themes, opportunities and problems for policy-makers working within a context of change.

D7.2 Online resources for living heritage - This document provides an overview of the toolkit that has been developed for cultural heritage professionals to define their co-creation strategy.

D7.3 Public-Private Partnership Guidelines for CH - Report introducing Public-Private Partnerships for cultural heritage, identifying the main fields of implementation, the working models and the actors involved, as well as the respective benefits and challenges of such a partnership. It provides recommendations based on the lessons learned during the project.

D8.1 Website & Download Area - An overall description of the RICHES website, its sections, its technical infrastructures and its related services.

D8.3 International Conference proceedings - Pisa - Proceedings of the First RICHES International Conference, “Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating Relationships”, which took place in Pisa, at the Museum of Graphics of Palazzo Lanfranchi, on 4 and 5 December 2014.

D8.4 International Conference Proceedings - Amsterdam - Proceedings of the Final RICHES International Conference, “Identity Matters”, which took place in Amsterdam on 14 and 15 April 2016.

D8.5 Cultural Heritage in a Changing World - Report describing the methodology statement of the development of the book entitled Cultural Heritage in a Changing World.

D8.6 Project identity: booklet and logo - An overview of the design and definition of RICHES’ logo and a description of the project’s first dissemination materials.


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