PHOENIX project: Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage

A consortium of 7 principal investigators from the university of Namur has received a 5-years grant (Concerted Research Actions programme) to carry interdisciplinary research in the field of cultural heritage.

The research team will be composed of a PhD student in physics, and two postdoctoral researchers, one in computing science and another in historical sciences.

The PHOENIX project (starting date: 1st October 2024) seeks to renew our understanding of medieval parchments and antique coins. Artificial intelligence will be exploited to analyse data generated by materials characterization.This joint study will address questions about the production chain and the use of these objects and materials in past societies.

Like the Phoenix which regenerates itself from age to age, we believe that the introduction of machine learning methods in heritage science will open a new age in this field.