23 - 24 SEPTEMBER 2021

online event

Discovering Chinese Cultural Heritage in Europeana
PAGODE final conference

In this two-day conference, speakers will share their experiences of making Chinese cultural heritage collections accessible via Europeana and of developing tools towards this direction.

The project results will be presented as well as exchange of knowledge and best practices that support the digital transformation of cultural heritage institutions with a focus on Chinese Cultural Heritage hosted in European Cultural Institutions.





Discovering Chinese Cultural Heritage in Europeana

Day one: 23 september 2021

9,30 CEST – Registration

9,40 Welcome messages:

  • Hilde De Clercq, Director of KIK-IRPA
  • Mauro Fazio, director at MISE Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Coordinator of PAGODE

Session 1 –  Keynote speeches (10,00 – 11,00)

Chair: Antonella Fresa, Promoter S.r.l.

10,00 Keynote from Europeana Foundation executive director Harry Verwayen >>> view presentation

10,20 Keynote from Mr. Xiang Xiaowei, Minister Counsellor, Mission of P.R. China to the European Union

10,40 Keynote from Ms. Kyriaki Tragouda, HaDEA 

Break 11,00 – 11,20

Session 2 – The PAGODE tools (11,20 – 12,30)

Chair: Erik Buelinckx, KIK-IRPA

11,20 Semantic background, Maja Veselič and Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik, University of Ljubljana

11,40 Crowdsourcing annotation, Spyros Bekiaris, Sofie Taes, Valentina Bachi, Photoconsortium

12,00 Automatic Enrichment, Mina Karatza, Vassilis Tzouvaras, PostScriptum >>> download presentation (PDF, 2 Mb)

12,20 Q&A

12,30 End of morning session

Figure of an earth spirit. Tang dynasty, first half of 8th c. © Benaki Museum

afternoon events

Networking meeting (15.30 – 16.30)

Open roundtable: how to participate in further collaborations
Chair: Maja Veselič, University of Ljubljana

Break 16,30 – 17,00


Launch of the PAGODE book (17,00 – 18,00)

  • Welcome words
  • Forewords from the academic partners
  • Browsing the book together


PAGODE – Europeana China at Museo della Grafica, Pisa (18,00 – 19,00) 

  • invite-only event, Italian language (pdf)
Day two: 24 september 2021

9,20 CEST – Registration

Session 3 –  Connecting Europe with China (9,30 – 10,40)

Chair: Kostas Konstantinidis, PostScriptum

  • Presentations of the Partner Content Providers
  • Presentations of the Associate Content Providers
  • Presentations of Chinese Associate Partners 

Break 10,40 – 11,00

Session 4 – Spreading the word (11,00 – 12,20)

Brief introduction to PAGODE Digital Festival, Valentina Bachi, Photoconsortium

* PAGODE Digital Festival: Video Highlights 

* Europeana China Feature Page 

Co-presenters: Sofie Taes, Photoconsortium; Jolan Wuyts, Europeana Foundation

  • Curatorial and editorial approach, selection of themes and formats, workflow
  • Result: the China feature page (Thematic Collection) on Europeana
  • A virtual tour of the exhibition

Conclusions (12,20 – 12,30)

12,30 End of the conference