The project Time travel routes through Europe (E-ROUTES) is designed with the aim of delivering a new approach in presenting European travel routes through GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) holdings and artistic material that have mutual cultural denominations for the countries participating in the project. The project delivers a multi-layered platform in the form of digital collections, user-friendly application with augmented reality, multicultural artistic and specialist communication and exchange program. This multi-layered platform will provide means for the research, selection, digitization, presentation and usage of the travel routes material, such as travelogues, diaries, biographies, works of art, images, photos, etc.
The topic of travel routes is understood as a space for the intercultural dialogue and the basis for both cultural and tourist thematic routes that at intertwined levels connect the geographical space and the periods from the 18th century up until present time. This way travel or journey, here observed as both individual and collective human experience, is presented as a way of communication that connects places and people through a common experience, which provides the basis for the shared cultural heritage and wider European perspective that crosses time, space, and borders.
E-ROUTES geographic interest will be the four countries that make part of a well-connected region in terms of historical paths and modern highways. But it will not be limited within the borders of Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, nor will the historical authors or artists originating from these countries be only used. The project has a wider European perspective, which also includes all European authors writing about their experience of travel through the mentioned lands from the 18th century until present time.