Partners NCSR Demokritos, Museo Galileo (IMSS) and University of Milano (UMIL) represented the VAST Project at the ExICE – Extended Intelligence for Cultural Engagement Conference that took place on the 15th March 2023 in Bologna, Italy.

During the interactive poster session of the event, partners’ representatives showcased three VAST posters, explaining the VAST objectives, the developed digital tools, and the way they can be used by stakeholders in the cultural heritage domain.

Additionally, during the main event, the VAST project coordinator G. Petasis presented the VAST project, focused on the conceptual findings produced during its implementation and participated in open dialogue with the audience.

A few words about the event
The ExICE- Extended Intelligence for Cultural Engagement Conference raising as a key question ‘How should we interact with cultural heritage?’, it appealed to academics and museum professionals working in disciplines involving the application of novel ICT to cultural heritage, museums data management infrastructures, arts professionals, and scholars interested in digitally-mediated Cultural Engagement and its impact upon curation, teaching and learning, and social cohesion and inclusion.

VAST Project, in the context of the Pilot focusing on the Scientific Revolution Texts, organized an educational activity in the 2nd High School of Gerakas in Athens, on 4 April 2023.


During the activity, VAST project collaborating researcher D. Petakos of NCSR Demokritos presented to 46 students of the 2nd grade the theories of Galileo and Aristotle through the project educational activity ‘Clash of the Titans: Aristotle meets Galileo’. The students then engaged in interactive activities and brainstorming, resulting in the creation of mind maps that interconnect moral values between the past and the present.

With the creative collaboration of the school’s teachers and the students, the activity provided a fresh view of how values emerging from scientific revolution texts are perceived in modern society today.


In the beginning of April 2023, VAST participated in the 13th Conference “Cutting Edge Technologies in Educational Practice” organised by the Avgoulea-Linardatou Schools, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. VAST project collaborating researchers Dora Katsamori and Lida Arnellou presented the VAST educational approach and the educational materials and exhibits created during the project’s implementation.

The presentations focused on the use of cutting-edge technologies in the field of intangible cultural heritage providing hands-on activities and tools to educators and museum curators for their everyday work.

For more info about the conference and its program (in Greek) click here