Getting creative with paper monuments in times of confinement

To celebrate this year’s International Day for Monuments and Sites, the UNESCO Chair in cooperation with the ERA Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage at the Cyprus University of Technology and the Perrevia Network in Greece launch a Panhellenic social media campaign to promote cultural heritage in the current COVID-19 period.

As visiting the world’s many cultural heritage places has not been possible this year due to the global pandemic, the idea of a fun activity was created. Children are encouraged to assemble and colour their own paper models of the medieval Kolossi Castle and/or the UNESCO World Heritage site of Asinou Church. This way, the young generations can still playfully interact with their heritage in the comfort of their homes.

Children (and their parents!) are invited to take photographs of their creations and submit them on the campaign’s Shared Memory Facebook page to have a chance at winning one of the prizes awarded to the most creative paper monuments. The social media competition runs until 31 July 2020.

Find more information here.

UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage

Cyprus University of Technology

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