NEMECH the Center of Competence has been established by the Tuscany Region and the University of Florence. Through the connection with the research centers and the organizations and institutions, the Centre promotes the transfer of know-how of research from the university laboratories to the places where cultural goods are exposed and benefited. It stands as a subject capable of intercepting the demand for innovation on the tools and applications of digital technologies for cultural heritage.


Innovative solutions:

  • Long-term preservation of digital memories
  • Application of algorithms for analysis and processing of content
  • Networking utilities, exchange of information and documentation
  • Help for people with minor disabilities, different culture, different degrees of age
  • Presentation of holographic terminals, interactive tables and augmented reality
  • Interaction with content in natural mode
  • Vision for the safety of visitors and the works on display
  • Mobile devices for access to personalized information


New Media for Art and Cultural Heritage Lecture and Course Series:

  • Is an interdisciplinary program organized by NEMECH and University of Florence with the aim to provide knowledge and skills on the latest technologies and digital media for the management of cultural heritage, their integration in the knowledge society and their usability.
  • It is designed as a continuous training program for graduate and undergraduate students and for professionals, consisting of training modules type Course, Laboratory and Lecture selectable individually or in thematic series.


NEMECH hosts:

  • a multidisciplinary research laboratory for the development of solutions, innovative products and services for managing entities and enterprises;
  • a reception area for businesses and institutions with courses e seminars conducted by researchers and experts in the field;
  • a space for demonstration of the results, projects and researches.

Scientific Coordination

  • Lea Landucci
    Lea Landucci Coordinamento tecnico e progetti ricerca

    Phd researcher al MICC. Si occupa di interaction design, cognitive psychology, user experience in particolare nell’ambito di NHCI systems e Beni Culturali.

  • Paolo Mazzanti
    Paolo Mazzanti Coordinamento progetti e attività formative

    Formazione interdisciplinare, graphic/visual design, comunicazione e progettazione new media e creative tools in ambito culturale e museale, MuseiEmotivi, emozione e apprendimento, filosofia della mente, user-engagement e user-experience

  • Alberto Del Bimbo
    Alberto Del Bimbo Direttore

    Professore Ordinario di Ingegneria Informatica presso l’Università degli Studi di Firenze. Si occupa di tecnologie multimediali e visione artificiale. E’ Direttore del MICC  Media Integration and Communication Center.

  • Pietro Pala
    Pietro Pala Coordinatore

    Professore Associato di Ingegneria Informatica presso l’Università degli Studi di Firenze e il MICC. Si occupa di elaborazione delle immagini e archivi di oggetti digitali 3D. È Presidente del Corso di laurea di Ingegneria Informatica.

  • Marco Bertini
    Marco Bertini Coordinatore

    E’ Professore Associato presso l’Università degli Studi di Firenze e il MICC. Si occupa di archivi di dati multimediali e analisi big data.

  • Franco Montanari
    Franco Montanari Coordinatore

    Architetto e hypermedia designer. Professore aggregato di Multimedia design dell’Università di Firenze. si occupa di edizioni multimediali nel campo dei beni culturali.

  • Grazia Tucci
    Grazia Tucci Coordinatore

    Professore Associato di Geomatica,

    Direttore del GECO “Geomatics for Environment and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Laboratory” dell’Università di Firenze. Si occupa di geomatica per la tutela e la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale.

Culture is a universal concept that relates to the identity of an entity, be it a person, a people or a nation. Culture includes every aspect of personal and social, especially in economy, politics, customs, traditions, values, myths, religion … It defines the relationships and patterns of behavior. Culture creates a horizon of sense and is a way of interpreting our surroundings.

Cultural heritage, in their declination into objects, sites and places of storage, represent fragments of cultural evolution. They can be the most appropriate tool to promote dialogue between cultures by understanding the differences and mutual respect. It thus becomes important to overcome models that enhance only the cultural function in the commercial and tourist and take rather more inclusive models that encourage instead the knowledge, understanding of the content, the intrinsic value of the property. You will have to prevent a visit to a museum being reduced to a visit to the most famous works inside and rather facilitate the understanding of the cultural and historical context of a work, to make visible what is not immediately apparent.

The application of digital technologies and information to cultural heritage can make this possible. In particular it can make it easier to search, re-use, dissemination and sharing of content, help the understanding of the cultural and logical connections between works and places. And yet, enable new forms of interaction between people and environments, help overcome the impediments, redefine the relationship between visitor and work, create social networks of people who share interests and content. It can facilitate the preservation and protection of goods and so ensure the safety of new exhibition spaces … Rendering therefore the cultural part of the evolutionary context of smart cities and smart communities.

The director
Alberto Del Bimbo