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Cost-effective High-Quality Preservation and Restoration of Qatar Cultural Heritage through Advanced Holoscopic 3D Imaging (CEPROQHA)

Funding body

Qatar National Research Fund (QNFR)

Investigator(s)

Principal investigator: Prof Abdul Sadka
Co-investigator: Dr Mohammed Rafiq Swash
 

Project description

As the State of Qatar transitions to a knowledge-based economy, it seeks to ensure that the nation's path to modernity is rooted in its values and traditions. A key first challenge identified in both the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar National Development Strategy (2011-2016) is the preservation of Qatar's culture. The National Digitisation Plan, outlined in Qatar's National ICT Plan 2015, thus leverages the tools of modernity in the preservation of Qatar’s culture, traditions and heritage. As part of the Digital Content Program, the plan aims to provide incentives for the development of a vibrant digital ecosystem through which future generations can tap into their past and create new expressions of Qatari culture on the global stage. The current Smart Nation program of Qatar has the ambition to make this happen in the next few years.