Marinos Ioannides
Chair, Digital Cultural Heritage



About Marinos
Marinos is the director of the Digital Heritage Research lab at the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, and the coordinator of the EU Study VIGIE2020/654 on quality in 3D digitisation of tangible cultural heritage.

For his pioneering work he has been awarded a range of awards as the IBM award (1993), the EU KIT award (1994), the Spanish Tartessos prize (2010), and in 2018 the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage and the EU Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage.

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication and information. UNESCO promotes knowledge sharing and the free flow of ideas to accelerate mutual understanding and a more perfect knowledge of each other’s lives. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

UNESCO Digital Heritage
The goal of the digital cultural heritage initiative is to maintain the services that help improve the availability and digital preservation of information resources. The initiative also promotes collaborative efforts between archives, libraries and museums, enhances their expertise, and improves the interoperability between different information and data systems.