Mariana Ziku

Research Collaborator

Mariana specialises in cultural heritage with a background in digital humanities (MSc). Her research focus is on the domain of intangible cultural heritage with expertise in open data, FAIR data, and presenting research results through data analysis and visualisation. Mariana’s research interests include crowdsourcing, semantic technologies, participatory design, open-access and human-computer interaction in arts and culture. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Intelligent Interaction Research Group, Dept. of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean. Mariana holds an MSc in Digital Humanities, Dept. of Computer Science, KU Leuven, and MA, BA in Sciences, History and Curation of Art, School of Fine Arts, at the University of Ioannina.


She is co-founder of the organisation Biennale of Western Balkans, promoting intangible cultural heritage and cross-border cultural cooperation in the Balkans. Mariana participates in research and development projects, with emphasis on the digital transformation of galleries, libraries, archives and museums.

Related Projects


Citizen Science Practices in Cultural Heritage: towards a Sustainable Model in Higher Education

The GLAMers

Youth engagement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums during the Covid-19 crisis


Digital action at HEIs as a catalyst for social change in the COVID-19 crisis


Distributed Digital Data Security Platform with Blockchain support