SNF New Media Lab

SNF New Media Lab Partners with Greek Ministry of Culture

August 10, 2015

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies is excited to announce a new partnership with the SNF New Media Lab and the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic. 

Building on the success of the 'Greeks' app – currently in use at the ‘Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great’ exhibit now on display at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC – the SNF New Media Lab will develop a series of new apps for smartphone and tablet that will showcase the material heritage of the Greek people. This partnership will also feature the development of a pilot augmented reality facility at the National Museum of Archaeology in Athens, Greece.

The mobile technology developed by the SNF New Media Lab will not only create new opportunities for audiences to engage with the past, but also boost tourism in Greece during a period of economic uncertainty.

Check out the buzz this story has been getting in the Greek Reporter and ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ (in Greek).