OrganisationThe Cyprus Institute
DepartmentThe Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC)
Member since January 8, 2020
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What is your education and/or training?Andriana Nikolaidou is responsible for the digital curation and dissemination of research work and results of the Andreas Pittas Art Characterization Laboratories (APAC Labs) of STARC at the Cyprus Institute (CyI).
Her curatorial, design and research contributions explore connections between cultural narratives and storytelling that utilise advanced imaging technologies to create digital art scenarios. Drawing from her expertise in Interactive Design, her creative approach centres on blending cultural content with dynamic new media and techniques to design and implement engaging digital communications. She contributes to various projects and knowledge repositories related to art history, archaeology, and cultural heritage, offering creative possibilities that emphasize user-centred approaches to accessibility and engagement.
Andriana curates the design, content structure and interactive user experience of the digital projects and repositories of DIOPTRA: The Edmée Leventis Digital Library for Cypriot Culture. She manages a range of digital archival collections, including photographic archives, numismatic materials, manuscripts, and 3D archaeological models. In this capacity, she contributes to the digitization workflow of DIOPTRA’s assets with a focus on effective data management, archiving, and digital preservation to provide users with an engaging and immersive experience as they explore and study Cypriot Cultural Heritage.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts, an MSc in Interactive Design and an MSc in Digital Cultural Heritage.
Her current research focuses on the digital documentation of artists' studios across Cyprus using interactive digital documentation methods. The digital documentation of an extensive array of studio elements examines the intimate connections between artists and their environments, thus enriching our understanding of their creative spaces.