The 15th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH 2017) was organized by the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization, Graz University of Technology and by Fraunhofer Austria. It aimed to foster an international dialogue between ICT experts and CH scientists to advance the understanding of critical requirements for processing, managing, and delivering cultural information to a broad audience. To advance the dialogue between ICT and CH experts, GCH'17 was held in close cooperation with the Museumsakademie of the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, providing ample opportunity for exchange between the domains.
Graz is the capital of Styria and second-largest city in Austria after Vienna. It has a long tradition as a "university town": its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and the site was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg.