Since early February 2011 the Acropolis Museum is a central member of a project funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Program for Research and Development, focusing on the development of a framework and technology that will enable museums and other cultural sites to provide personalized interactive story experiences to visitors.

The research and pilot program 'Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-Personal Interactions and Storytelling' (CHESS) is implemented by an international partnership of universities, research and technology agencies. The Acropolis Museum and the Cité de l'Espace, a science centre in Toulouse (France), are the cultural settings that offer the content and storytelling expertise to develop narratives for visitors based on their own personal profiles, interests and time availability with mobile and mixed reality hand held technologies.

At its conclusion in February 2014, it is anticipated that a functional prototype of the CHESS system will be evaluated with visitors and available to the Museum for further enhancements and use.

For more information and news please visit the CHESS website (www.chessexperience.eu)