– BHF Team Study Visit Vol.3 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

From September 06 to September 09, 2021 the Balkan Heritage team – Ivan Vasilev and Angela Pencheva attended a study program in Ljubljana, Slovenia as part of the project “Immersive Storytelling Driven Cooperation for Cultural Heritage Dissemination in Western Balkans.” The goal of the program is to help cultural institutions learn to use digital technologies in order to promote cultural heritage and reach a wider audience. The Balkan Heritage Foundation will develop three field schools in 2022 – in National Institution Stobi, North Macedonia, Archaeological Park Emona, Slovenia and Archaeological Park Viminacium, Serbia as part of their commitment to the project.

The visit to Ljubljana was the third in the series of seminars (read about the first one in Skopie, North Macedonia here and the second one in Thessaloniki, Greece here) and was attended by representatives of all partnering countries and their respective institutions. In this workshop, the attendees experienced firsthand augmented reality scenes in a virtual tour of Castle Hill in Ljubljana through the Nexto Immersive AR mobile app and learned about other examples where immersive tools were implemented in order to turn the spectator into an active participant. This was followed by a visit to Archaeological park Emona and the City Museum of Ljubljana, as well as field trips to Postojna cave and the Slovenian coast.