The Guardian UK, in the article "Ten global R&D projects that are changing arts and culture" by Emma Quinn and Athina Balopoulou, includes the R&D project CHESS as one of its favourite projects that are using digital technologies in new and inspiring ways. Specifically, according to the Guardian article:
The Acropolis Museum in Athens together with the Cité de l'Espace, a science centre in Toulouse, is experimenting with providing personalised storytelling for visitors based on their exhibitions. Beyond the development phase, visitors will be invited to download an app and complete a profile for themselves, which will develop a story-led route around the museum that uncovers hidden layers of relevant information to them during their visit. For example, according to age, gender or occupation. The tool, which is funded by the European Union, is designed to encourage interaction and engagement.
The CHESS (Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling) project, co-funded by the European Commission FP7 programme, aims to integrate interdisciplinary research in personalization and adaptivity, digital storytelling, interaction methodologies, and narrative-oriented mobile and mixed reality technologies, with a sound theoretical basis in museological, cognitive, and learning sciences.