European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations Thursday 5 March 2015

Research Field 03 - Network of Museums, Libraries and Public Cultural Institutions

Research Field Focus

Research Field 03 is devoted to investigating, identifying and proposing innovative coordination strategies between European museums, libraries & other public cultural institutions around the themes of European cultural and scientific heritage, migration and integration, and ICT.

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  • Athena Plus: Access to Cultural Heritage Networks for Europeana (Rome, National Central Library, 2 October 2014) - 29 August 2014

    This event, organized by ICCU, is included in the official program of the Italian Presidency and is organized in collaboration with the European Commission, the Europeana Foundation and the European project AthenaPlus, the European network of good practices coordinated by ICCU.

    The Italian Presidency represents a strategic opportunity to propose a workplan shared at European level on the topic of reuse and exploitation of digital cultural heritage. The Ministry recognizes the transversal value of culture, seeks to promote collaboration between the different areas – competitiveness, culture, tourism, research – in collaboration with the responsible European institutions, in particular the Commission with its flagship initiative Europeana.The Conference will provide a space for debate and exchange of ideas in order to plot strategies for the development of digital cultural heritage as a driver of the education and tourism sectors.The Conference will host two sessions and a round table: the first session [...] Read more

  • Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society (Venice, 16-17 October 2014) - 6 August 2014


    It is becoming ever more important that Cultural Institutions and the Creative Industries connect, to explore new opportunities and unlock the business potential of digital cultural heritage. The Europeana Space project, including representatives of both sectors, intends to demonstrate the long-term value and mutual benefit of creating an open, fertile environment where digital cultural content can be re-used entrepreneurially, to develop innovative creative applications and viable products.

    This two-day conference will cover key topics related to re-use of cultural contents in creative Industries, and will present the 6 thematic pilots (including museums) to be developed by Europeana Space, which are going to explore new possibilities of creative reuse of digital cultural content.Confirmed speakers:

    Piero Attanasio (AIE, Arrow) Sarah Whatley (Coventry University) Simon Cronshaw (Culture Label)


    Thursday 16 and Friday 17 October: Main Conference. Program under development, check back soon for details! After the event on 17/10: Optional [...] Read more