Digital Cultural Signage
“From the Berbers to the first Christians, including the Vandals, Islam, the Byzantines, the Ottomans, the Vikings, the Arabs, the French and the Tunisians, all built their monuments there.”Guy Sitbon
«Only 13% of visitors (from Tunisia) visit the numerous and prestigious sites of the North, West, and South, such as Dougga, Sbetla, Chemtou, Bulla Regia, Tozeur and Nefta, the Berber cities of Matmata, Tataouine, Douiret, and other ksours». The "potential" of the offer and its diversity are therefore immense! On one condition, the author writes:
“start with pools that were not selected because they lacked infrastructure or access.”
Abdelaziz Daoulatli, national and international expert in history and archaeology
Missions of the Foundation
• A place of mixing and melting of Mediterranean civilizations par excellence, Tunisia is full of historical sites and architectural monuments that demonstrate a great wealth and cultural diversity. However, many of these sites remain unknown or very little visited due to lack of infrastructure, guides or information.
• The Tunisia Foundation for Development has decided to help discover the components of the cultural identity of Tunisia’s heritage sites with a focus on 9 governorates:
Siliana, Dougga, Kef, Jendouba, Kairouan, Tataouine, Gafsa, Tozeur, Mahdia.
• The project will build on modern communication technologies: signage on the walls of monuments and sites, equipped with a computer code (QR Code) readable by smartphones, providing access via a mobile application to a multimedia database.
• The project is being built in collaboration with various Tunisian heritage conservation associations, historians and also aims to train young unemployed graduates in the creation of digital content to enrich the multimedia base and thus enable them to have a job.
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