Emotive is an EU-funded heritage project that aims to use emotional storytelling to dramatically change how we experience heritage sites.

For heritage professionals, the Emotive application will provide a powerful storytelling engine and a set of rich digital media assets that can be used to create detailed characters and narratives featuring archaeological sites or collections of artefacts.

For visitors, Emotive will offer dramatic, emotionally engaging stories that can be experienced while at a cultural site or remotely. Wherever visitors are, they can follow characters, look for clues and explore environments alone or with family and friends.



  • EMOTIVE meeting at DIGINEXT headquarters in Toulouse
    On May 21-22, members from four EMOTIVE partner institutions and companies gathered at the offices of the DIGINEXT in Toulouse in order to test and evaluate the new version of the Visual Scenario Editor, a tool for creating experiences for cultural and creative industries. The Visual […]
  • Guest blog post by Dr Rozhen K. Mohammed-Amin
    Why EMOTIVE? My insider experiences as a visiting scholar at the University of Glasgow Museum literature taught me that “memorable experiences have an emotional label”; so, “what is emotionally experienced, will be remembered” (Falk & Dierking, 2013). Learning literature, on the […]
  • EMOTIVE at the MuseWeb ’19 Conference in Boston
    EMOTIVE’s partner ATHENA traveled to Boston in early April 2019 to participate in MuseWeb ‘19 (the new name for the popular “Museums and the Web” conference). The conference is organised annually and explores advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for […]
  • EMOTIVE: a successful cooperation between Humanities Researchers and Cultural Heritage Institutions
    The EMOTIVE project has been included as one of seven successful cooperation examples in the newly published How to Facilitate Cooperation between Humanities Researchers and Cultural Heritage Institutions. Guidelines. This report, edited by Maciej Maryl and Klaudia Grabowska […]



We publish our newsletter bi-annually to keep you updated on the happenings of the EMOTIVE project and ‘emotive storytelling’ in general.

You can expect insights into our work, updates on our progress and links to many exciting topics related to the project, storytelling and cultural heritage.