1st International Conference

DC-Me 1: Digital Challenges for Museum Experts

22 September 2015, Athens, Greece

Athens Gate Hotel


The International Conference on “Digital challenges for museum experts” is organized under the eCult Skills, an EU co-funded, Transfer of innovation project, which investigates new and emerging jobs in the cultural sector in 6 EU countries, compare them and create national profiles.

The eCult Skills project analyzed the market needs, the existing trainings available for different competences, and defined a professional standard in the participating European countries in order to address the shortage of skilled professionals with ICT qualifications in the Cultural sector.

Based on the analysis of the labor market needs and the input received by sectorial stakeholders regarding the development of the training profile model, Culture Industry development policies need to place strategic goals of a broader context, to seek enhanced quality of service that will enforce the existing workforce and eventually attract young people to the profession.

Existing professional and new recruits need to acquire ICT skills and attitudes of the ideal eCulture professional such as the abilities to be creative, versatile, able to manage digital knowledge, quality and excellence, technical and humanistic training. Thus Culture Jobs need to be enhanced with eSkills to become eCulture Jobs.

The expected impact of the project will allow for comparable skills sets for these professions of the future, so as to support the European labor market and thus, the employability of professionals while at the same time contributing to one of the major challenges of Europe 2020.

eCult Skills partners identified and specified the knowledge, skills and competencies required for new specialist profiles in the Culture sector and formulates these, according to the structure of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF). This approach leads to a better transparency and recognition of learning outcomes and qualifications through a transparent and adapted to market needs professional model.

The final outcomes of the project are available through the official project website http://ecultskills.eu/.

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The event is organized in the context of the eCult Skills project, which investigated the emergence of new job roles as a result of the latest ICT developments and their adoption by the museums, and aims to present project outcomes and discuss possible exploitation routes. It will provide to scholars, museum professionals, organizations and networks, and ICT researchers and engineers, a forum to meet and exchange experiences, ideas and plans on the interplay between Culture and Technology and the new professional prospects this can lead to.


The conference contains sessions and workshops. The session part contains three sessions: in the first of them, the research results from the participant countries of the project will be presented, in the second, museums will portray their own perspective, through case studies, of the digital literacy of the museum professionals and ICT experts will testify their experience from collaborating with museums, while in the third session, VET institutions and universities will present the currently provided study programmes and qualifications regarding ICT and Culture. In addition to the sessions, two workshops will be organized, aiming at the dissemination and evaluation of the job role profiles produced by the project and the evaluation of the exploitation potential of project outcomes.

Main topics are:

  • ICT and Culture: Trends, challenges, and technological developments
  • ICT and Museums: Access, guides, documentation and services
  • Developing digital strategies for the Culture sector
  • Policy, leadership, and everyday practice in museums
  • Changes and upgrades in the museum organizational chart
  • Improving Digital Literacy of Museum Professionals
  • Digital Cultural Content Distribution
  • New media and communication tools in Culture
  • Human – computer interaction for cultural applications
  • ICT guidance: skills and competencies
  • Creative cultural enterprises
  • Study and training programs in Cultural Informatics
  • Emerging jobs in the Culture sector: knowledge - skills – competences

22 September 2015

Athens Gate Hotel, 10 Syngrou avenue, Athens, Greece


Who should be attending?

The conference is addressed to cultural heritage institutions, especially museums, professionals of the Culture sector (staff, directors, board members, and policy-makers), vocational training organizations (VET), ICT Industry and stakeholders from the Culture and ICT sectors.

The participation in the event is free. Participants will be awarded certificates of attendance.

You can also download the conference Call here.

Programme & Speakers



Download the programme of the conference here !


General Chairs

Dr. Achilles Kameas

Associate Professor, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Dr. Aspasia Theodosiou

Assistant Professor, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece

Organizing committee

Panagiota Polymeropoulou, Archaeologist - Museologist, MSc. Cultural Informatics, Associate researcher, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Konstantina Polymeropoulou, Project Manager, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Charoula Seremetidi, Assistant Project Manager, Hellenic Open University, Greece


Spyridoula Kouna, Administrative, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Technical Support

Dr. Vasilios Stefanis, Computer Engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D., Hellenic Open University, Greece

Graphic Desig

Anastasia Palla, Iris Design

Conference Photos


The Athens Gate Hotel is located at the beginning of Syngrou Avenue just opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Its prime location in the heart of the historical centre of Athens (just 500 meters from the Acropolis and 100 meters from the New Acropolis Museum) makes it an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. Its location also offers immediate access to the Athens Metro (the "Acropolis" Athens Metro Station is just 2 minutes away on foot) and other public transport.

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How to find us

Directions from the airportDirections for Piraeus Port
The Athens Gate Hotel
10, Syngrou Avenue, 11742 Athens