(Smart Architecture for Cultural Heritage in Emilia Romagna)

SACHER (Smart Architecture for Cultural Heritage in Emilia Romagna) is a project financed by Regione Emilia Romagna (POR FESR 2014-2020) within the European Regional Development Fund.

The project aim to give a fundamental contribution in the promotion of cultural heritage, providing Italian cultural institutions, experts in cultural heritage and the public with an innovative
web-oriented ICT platform that facilitates access to the entire cultural heritage data life-cycle.

Using a Cloud Computing environment and Active Digital Identity paradigm, SACHER will provide with a completely distributed and open source interface which will integrate hardware and software infrastructure, both public or private, actually engaged in the retention of data on the vast national cultural heritage.

The platform will grant customizable service application which will be able to grant data access, analysis and display both to cultural heritage expert or public and tourist.

The project aims to foster the consolidation of new models of cultural business through the integration of public and private actors working within social entrepreneurship and ICTs.
This is to create an ecosystem of services and actors capable of building new value chains in the production area and the collaborative fruition of cultural services.

The validation of the SACHER platform will be carried out in collaboration with the Municipality of Bologna on Cultural Heritage within the Palazzo del Podestà area and will lead to the realization of a trial version of the final product that can be quickly transferred to the market and available in various contexts of art cities.