The DAISSy research team of the Hellenic Open University, with the support of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Larissa, the Cultural and Science deputy mayorship of the Municipality of Larissa, the ‘Larissa – the learning city” and the Association “Hippocrates in Larissa”, organized an Infoday entitled “The management of digital cultural Heritage & Digital Skills for Museum Professionals” (in Greek “Η διαχείριση της ψηφιακής πολιτιστικής κληρονομιά & οι ψηφιακές δεξιότητες για τους επαγγελματίες του Μουσείου”) on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, hours: 10.00 am – 02.30 pm, in the Diachronic Museum, Mezourlo hill, Larissa.

The Infoday was organized within the framework of the European Project Mu.SA – Museum of Alliance, funded by the Erasmus + / Sector Skills Alliance, coordinated by the DAISSy research team, Hellenic Open University. The aim of the project is to bridge the gap between formal education and the labor market, a gap that has arisen due to the ever-increasing introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the museum sector and the subsequent emergence of new specialties. The consortium comprises a total of 11 partners from 4 countries (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Belgium), coordinated by the Hellenic Open University and the Scientific Coordinator of Achilleas Kameas, Professor, Hellenic Open University.

The aim of the Workshop was to present Mu.SA, the research results and the activities of the project as well as the training opportunities provided for digital and transferable skills for museologists, cultural professionals and students and their practical application level, designed and implemented by Mu.SA partnership like MOOC, specialization courses and work – based learning. The audience had the opportunity to learn more about the MOOC and the new call for registrations!

The lectures of the University of Thessaly and the cultural organizations of Larissa and the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Prefectures of Karditsa and Trikala and Magnesia presented topics such as the use of new technologies, the management of the digital cultural heritage and the design and implementation of educational programs of their museums in the digital world.

The infoday was attended by a large number of museum professionals, students and graduates of cultural departments, scientists, researchers, teachers and employees from the museums, galleries, libraries and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Larissa, Trikala, Karditsa and Magnesia.