kalamata 1821

Wind of freedom – Wind of change – Digital Museum “Kalamata 1821”

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The year 2021 can turn out to be a milestone for Greece. The celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence is a key historical event which, seen and analyzed in a creative way, can constitute the basis for a fertile dialogue between the Greek society and the country’s institutions.

Memory isn’t something static, and History isn’t exclusively related to the past, as it can offer a continuing lesson – useful for our present and our future. Especially for us – Greeks, History and Culture are undoubtedly the driving forces for our survival in our nation’s adventurous journey into space-time.

As the wheel of time turns, and new crises provoke profound changes in our social and private life, now, the year 2021 –the bicentenary of the Revolution of 1821– is the time to rethink our cultural heritage through a modern prism, and re-imagine our future, in a world that transforms rapidly.

In an effort to reconcile History and technology – the initiative Digital Museum “Kalamata 1821”, aims at the amelioration of our understanding of the historic events by means of poetic digitization.

Within an innovative and interactive framework of digital multimedia and applications of interactive surface, visitors are transferred to a symbolic environment where memories and images of Kalamata, relative to 1821, revive in an educational and informative way.

This marriage between eternity and modernity, in the field of values, is one of the biggest challenges of our times, and our friends from Kalamata show as the way we can achieve it.

The Digital Museum “Kalamata 1821” constitutes the most innovative part of “Kalamata 1821 – Roads of Freedom” Programme – a project supported by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” of the Ministry of Economy and Development co-funded by the European Community Fund, and integrated in the Action “Research – Creation – Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020). The Programme is under the auspices of H.E. the President of Democracy, and runs as a partnership among the University of the Peloponnese (coordinator), the Non-Profit enterprise of the Municipality of Kalamata “FARIS” and the film company “VIEWMASTER Films SA”. Dr. Nicolaos Zacharias is the programme’s Scientific Supervisor.

For more information related to Digital Museum “Kalamata 1821” as well as the Programme “Kalamata 1821 – Roads of Freedom”, please follow the links below:

https://vayiap.wixsite.com/kalamata1821/main?lang=en

http://ham.uop.gr/en/outreach/kalamata-1821

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