In the project we have 6 project partners: three Water Museums, members of the Global Network of Water Museums, and three expert partners.
Doc Servizi Soc. Coop. located in Verona (Italy), is the lead partner. It has expertise in services and products of the cultural and creative industry (CCI), the production of photospheres (360°photos) for virtual tours, the editing and development of digital archives, videomaking, drone photography. (videos and images of high quality level).
Virtual Geo, located in Pordenone (Italy). In the communication sector, the company has a consolidated expertise in the creation of cultural events and in the design and development of experiential editorial platforms, for the cultural and educational public, offline (ECH® Edutainment for Cultural Heritage – Eg www.ulyssesproject.eu) and online (UACE® Universal Art and Cultural Events – Eg www.uace.eu).
Global Network of Water Museums (Italy). It is a ‘flagship initiative’ of UNESCO-IHP aiming to disseminate a “new culture of water” which today coordinates more than 70 water museums worldwide. Thanks to the expertise of his director who developed for the University of Venice and the NGO Civiltà dell’Acqua more than 90 digital routes, WAMU-NET will bring this expertise in the planned co-design of new digital itineraries and audio guides linked to most relevant water heritages of the involved water museums.
The Water Museums:
Water Factory (Opificio delle Acque), located in Bologna (Italy), managed by the company G.A.C.R.E.S. The museum collaborated already with Doc Servizi for the digitisation of the historical photographic exhibition “Canali nascosti di Bologna” in 2021. They developed the proposal to create a web platform on the UACE® model by extending the project to other water museums of the Global Network.
Aquatika – Freshwater Aquarium (Slatkovodni Akvarij Karlovac), located in Karlovac (Croatia). The museum is a unique freshwater aquarium in its kind and has a consolidated experience to organize educational and capacity building activities, including workshops in the field of ecology, preservation of fish and other aquatic animals, dissemination of good practices as regards recycling, as well as healthy nutrition of fish and humans, and outdoors activities to encourage being in nature and doing sports.
Hydria / MIO-ECSDE, located in Athens (Greece), has a strong expertise in awareness raising and education, communication and promotion, sustaining and protection of cultural diversity and heritage in Europe and the Mediterranean region. As Federation of NGOs/CSOs working on Environment and Sustainable Development in the Euro-Mediterranean region since 1990, today it consists of 133 member organisations from 28 countries.