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Digital museum promotes cultural heritage activities

A new digital museum has opened in Marseille. In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, various local bodies and the association “La Fabulerie”, the first “Micro-Folies” of the French Bouches-du-Rhône region has opened in Marseille.

A “Micro-Folie” is a digital museum, which can host a FabLab, a Virtual Reality (VR) room, a theatre, a library and an area where people can meet, chat, share a meal and co-create. digital museum photo

A Fab Lab, or digital fabrication laboratory, is a place for people to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent. It is a place for learning and innovation. Fab Labs provide access to the environment, the skills, the materials and the advanced technology to allow anyone anywhere to make (almost) anything.

The main aim of Micro-Folie is to create a multi-purpose venue, co-created with its audience. In fact, every Micro-Folie is unique, as they answer the specific needs of local citizens.

Since May 2021, the Micro-Folie in Marseille has been welcoming young people and adults, who can play with several digital works of art and explore paintings and their history in every detail. Like the From Archive to Alive project, the Micro-Folies want to make digital archives accessible and popular among the youngsters.

The association “La Fabulerie” hosts the Micro-Folie in its museum, Le Fabuleux. To find out more about the frequently organised workshops, visit the website

Picture source: Ville de Lille,  

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Cook It Forward – Bringing Culinary Heritage into the 21st Century

Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community. It is passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage. One form of intangible cultural heritage is the food we eat and the ways it is cooked. cooking image

Like the From Archive To Alive project, the Erasmus+ Cook It Forward project (CIF) also aims to create an innovative community that brings together vocational training students in the field of cooking and hospitality, teachers and companies in the sector to reclaim and make the most of the traditional culinary heritage of the different European regions, with a contemporary approach.

The idea is to challenge students to come up with innovative ways to elevate the traditional cuisine of their regions, forgotten ingredients or recipes, and traditional cooking techniques in line with current gastronomic trends. Via some real world company assignments, they will work directly with food producers, restaurants and other relevant actors in the field.

In the same way that From Archive to Alive aims to develop innovative education supported by digital resources to create, for example, challenges and competitions for students, CIF aims to develop integrated assignments in the training of vocational students to develop their theoretical content and practical skills. Check out the CIF project website to learn more about this innovative approach:

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