The Kick Off Meeting of the Project ART CHERIE took place in Brussels on the 15th December 2016. Representatives of all the partners participated in the meeting and took the chance to discuss on technical project management and implementation issues.
The first technical meeting of the ART-CHERIE project took place in Prato, Italy, on 4-5 July 2017. Representatives of all the partners participated in the meeting. This meeting aimed at analyse the huge and impressive textile and costumes heritage of the Textile Museum and its archives and to select a part of the materials for the development of experimental training activities.
The meeting took place in London on 18-19 January 2018 at the UAL facilities. Discussions revolved around the first outline/draft of the e-learning units LCF, digitalisation process of the Prato Museum, set up and development of the platform as well as the project management issues and the dissemination activities/outputs. A visit of Lime grove site (textile department of UAL) is was also foreseen.
The third technical meeting was organised by the Prato Museum and took place on 2-3 July 2018. Partners had the opportunity to further discuss the digitalization process and the online courses developments. Project management & finances issues was touched upon.
The fourth technical meeting took place on 24 and 25 of January 2019 in Athens, Greece. Partners had the opportunity to further discuss the digitalization process and the online courses developments. The aim of this meeting was to discuss the first outline/draft of the e-learning units LCF was developing and also the digitalisation process of the Prato Museum.
As part of the project , London College of Fashion has developed two online course units to help designers explore and use digital archives effectively and creatively in their design process. Both units illustrate how to access digitized collections for inspiration, and gaining skills for technical know-how and historical information.
On 13th December in London, UAL – London College of Fashion launched and demonstrated these new online tools to designers.
The Multiplier Events in Greece were organized on 21st September 2018 and 5th December 2018 by the Greek partner of the project. The events took place during Athens Fashion Trade Show and at the premises of School of Fine Arts in Athens.
In April -May 2019 Prato Textile Museum launched a tour of presentations of the Art Cherie E-learning Platform. Instead of making just one big conference in the museum premises, project partners decided to make several presentations in the premises of important schools of design to reach broader target group.
This tour aimed at having a direct contact with students, designers and teachers and involving them in the Art Cherie platform.
The tour of the programme was following:
4 April – Florence – Florida State University Florence (marketing masterclass)
15 April – Milan | NABA
25 April – Bruxelles Royal Academy of Fine Arts –
3 May – IED European Institute of Design – Florence
20 May – Venice – FabLab
21 May – Design Campus University of Florence- Florence
30 May – Florida State University (Textile masterclass) – Florence
The Final Conference of the ART-CHERIE project took place in Brussels on 24 April 2019, as part of the Annual Conference of the Textile European Technology Platform “Circular – Bio-based – Digital: the keys to Europe’s Textile Future”.