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Champion: Paul Mulholland
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Participant(s):Enrico Daga, Jason Carvalho, Trevor Collins

Similar Projects:IMMA Viewpoints, IMMA Deep Viewpoints, SPARQL Anything

Timeline:01 May 2020 - 30 Apr 2023



Social cohesion, Participation, and Inclusion through Cultural Engagement

The aim of the SPICE project is to develop new technologies and methods that enable groups at risk of exclusion to actively participate in culture through a process we term citizen curation.

Citizens will be supported in taking part in curatorially-inspired activities such as collecting, storytelling and exhibition design. The technology developed in the project will enable citizen groups to share their own collective view on life through culture and heritage, as well as understand and appreciate the alternative cultural viewpoints of other groups.

The process of citizen curation will be co-designed and evaluated through case studies in five countries: Finland, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Israel. In each case study a museum serves as a hub to support citizen curation with specific target groups including older people, asylum seekers, young people living with illness, Deaf people and children from different religious and secular communities.

The SPICE project is supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme.

  • University of Bologna
  • University of Aalto
  • Design Museum Helsinki
  • University of Aalborg
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • GVAM Interactive Guides S.L.
  • PadaOne Games
  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • University of Turin
  • Fondazione Torino Musei
  • CELI Language Technology
  • University of Haifa and Hecht Museum


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19 May 2020

Paul Mulholland


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Mulholland, P., Stoneman, A., Carvalho, J., Daga, E. and Maguire, M. (2023) Deep Viewpoints: Scripted Support for the Citizen Curation of Museum Artworks, Proceedings of the 33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT '23), Rome, Italy

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Mulholland, P., Stoneman, A., Barker, N., Maguire, M., Carvalho, J., Daga, E. and Warren, P. (2023) The Sound of Paintings: Using Citizen Curation to Explore the Cross-Modal Personalization of Museum Experiences, Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH) at UMAP '23, Limassol, Cyprus

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Wecker, A., Kuflik, T., Mulholland, P., Diaz-Agudo, B. and Pedersen, T. (2021) Introducing empathy into recommender systems as a tool for promoting social cohesion, Workshop on Social and Cultural Integration with Personalized Interfaces (SOCIALIZE), College Station, TX (Online)

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Kuflik, T., Mulholland, P. and Wecker, A. (2021) Tourist recommendations with a touch of SPICE: A TRS with deep cultural understanding, 2021 Workshop on Web Tourism, WebTour 2021, Jerusalem; Israel

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Mulholland, P., Daga, E., Daquino, M., Díaz-Kommonen, L., Gangemi, A., Kulfik, T., Wecker, A., Maguire, M., Peroni, S. and Pescarin, S. (2021) Enabling multiple voices in the museum: Challenges and approaches, Digital Culture & Society, pp. (In Press)

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