Antwerp Time Machine

Today, Mass Digitization, Smart Data Processing and Virtual Reality are fundamentally altering the field of Cultural Heritage, and its valorization for scientific research, the tourism industry, public services and culture & creative-led urban development.  

Antwerp fosters a dream of assuming a leading role in these rapidly developing ICT transformations. Since its 16th century Golden Age – when the city turned into the commercial and information gateway of Western Europe – the city boosted the ambition of being an economic and cultural world leader, taking, for instance, a leading role in the rapidly developing cultural industry of book printing. Speared of large-scale destructions, the extended archives of the city, breathtaking museums, libraries and historical cityscapes document every piece of this magnificent past.

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