Cultural Heritage and the Web (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Piergiovanna Grossi
Piergiovanna Grossi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Sem. 2B dal Apr 8, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This workshop is meant to provide an introduction to most widespread web services, main web publishing tools and the laws and regulations concerning publishing of cultural heritage data. Students will learn how to design, implement (graphic, text & multimedia) and publish online their web sites. The aim is to provide students with necessary skills to autonomously manage some of the most commonly used applications to create web sites.


The workshop comprises both front lectures and exercises (lab. T9).

08/04/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Regulations concerning publishing of cultural heritage data; basics of legislation about digital rights; introduction to internet services and the web.
How to navigate between social networks, wikis, collaborative writing platforms, etc.

09/04/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Introduction to the basic concepts of Internet and the web.
introduction to the use of CMS: standards and accessibility guidelines.

15/04/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Creation of web pages, content editing, personalization.

16/04/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Image processing
(size reduction, quality improvements, using watermarks for copyright protection or recognition, etc.).

29/04/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Fundamentals of web design
(the use of colors, fonts and media, web standards and accessibility).

30/04/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Storytelling and presentation
(writing appropriate and captivating texts for the public).

06/05/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Design and implementation of a site or a blog
(site design, preparation of texts and images).

07/05/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Design and implementation of a site or a blog
(structuring your site on line).

13/05/2019 ore 14.00-15.40
Design and implementation of a site or a blog
(final presentation).

WARNING: The number of allowed students for this course is limited. For the registration send an e-mail to:

Assessment methods and criteria

Creation of a website or a blog on topics related to cultural heritage.
The task can be completed individually or in a team.
The website/blog will be the subject of the final valuation.

Three lessons of this course will be allocated for the the students to design, implement and discuss with their colleagues a prototype of a website/blog, under the supervision of the teacher.