Thousands of different cultural heritage objects are scientifically studied, interpreted and preserved for future generations, using techniques that require complementary skills from a range of disciplines and from different institutions from all over Europe.
By opening digital data researchers will be supported in preserving, protecting and enhancing the significance of tangible cultural heritage. Furthermore, strengthening the cohesion of the Heritage Science digital ecosystem will foster long-term sustainability for heritage data.
Many institutions, organisations and projects are working to enable an Open Science environment of FAIR data for European Heritage in EOSC.
The Social Sciences and Humanities EOSC project SSHOC is developing an open data framework in the Heritage and Archaeological Sciences in alignment with PaNOSC, ExPANDS, and EOSC-Life. Topics being covered include 16th century Italian paintings and specifically the artist Raphael, and the analysis of archaeological remains such as human bone fragments.
Creating a basis for multidisciplinary open linked data to save European Heritage from the digital dark ages: