On 19th November 2018 the IIT inaugurated the 11th centre of its national network, CCHT, the Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology, in cooperation with Ca’Foscari University of Venice. The inaugural event was held in Venice, at VEGA– the VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology, where the headquarters of CCHT are located.
The opening ceremony started with the introductory speeches of Michele Bugliesi, the Rector of Ca’Foscari University, Roberto Cingolani, IIT Scientific Director and Roberto Ferrari, representing VEGA. More specific details on the centre and its mission were then provided by Alessio Del Bue, IIT Principal investigator, Antonio Marcomini and Pietro Riello from Ca’Foscari and Arianna Traviglia, the coordinator of CCHT@Ca’Foscari.
The celebration for CCHT opening was attended by a huge amount of guests and received numerous positive comments from the press, local authorities and their representatives.