Myrto Theocharidou

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connectivities built by people and groups”
PhD Project 9


Uses of digital cultural heritage databases for people’s memory and identity work (working title)


The research project will study how online photographic archives maintained by memory forming institutions are used by people and how they may influence national, local, and individual memory and identities. More specifically it examines how people use online photo-graphic archives in memory institutions and the meaning of these uses. Through research is expected to understand the reasons why people use online cultural resources found in memory forming institutions (such as museums, archives, and galleries) and point towards ways that users can be encouraged to use digital cultural heritage resources in a meaningful manner.



Fred Truyen
Pino Monaco
Stephanie Norby


Academic Qualifications

Since Oct 2018
PhD Candidate at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technologyy

Master of Arts in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education, Aalto University, Finland

Bachelor of Arts in in Visual and Performing Arts in Painting Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy

Work Experience

Jun 2018
Public relations & presentation moderator inSEA 2018, Helsinki (Finland)

Sep 2017
Public relations & presentation moderator 1st International Conference for Disabilities Studies, Arts and Education (Finland)

Jun 2014-present
Volunteer service: International Countryside Anima Fest- Views of the World, Festival’s Social Media management

Jul 2016
Art Educator – Kids Summer School,  Leventis Gallery, Nicosia (Cyprus)

Apr-May 2015
Internship: Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, (Italy)

Research Interests

  • Art Education
  • Museum Education
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
  • Photography


Moraitopoulou, Elina (forthcoming). Engaging children and young people in the co-production of culture through multimodal ethnographic research. In: TBD (Eds.): Young People, Texts, Cultures. Atlanta: Jeunesse, pp. TBD.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Theocharidou, M./ Zisimou, D.: “Happy games, happy days” at digital “Everything Flows Festival”, 28. Nov 2020.

Theocharidou, M./ Tzouganatou, A./ Mucha, F./ Widmaier, L.: “Participatory memory practices: Human-centred approaches to digital heritage collections” at the digital 5th Biennial Conference “ACHS 2020 FUTURES” of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), 26-30. Aug. 2020.

Theocharidou, M. Research Project at Cyprus Rectors Conference, 1st Doctoral Kolloquium at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30. Sept. 2019.

Theocharidou, M.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.


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Coordination and Project Management

University of Hamburg
c/o: Institute for Anthropological Studies in Culture and History
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.