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From Digitization to Preservation, Creative Re-Use of Cultural Content, and Citizen Participation

E-Space, RICHES, Civic Epistemologies, PREFORMA and Photoconsortium met in a panel at DH 2015 to discuss how to establish the path towards a more advanced society, that makes use of the full potential of digital technologies to foster cultural and societal progress. Continue reading


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7th Conference on Cultural and Media Economics

On 24-25 September 2015, at the François-Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the 7th Conference on Cultural and Media Economics was held, organised by The French Ministry of Culture and Communication’s Department of Studies, Forward-Looking Analysis and Statistics, the KEDGE Business School’s “Creative Industries, Culture and Sport” research cluster and Sciences Po’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies. RICHES partner Karol Borowiecki intervened with a presentation of the project and a speech under the title “Europe’s cultural consumption in the digital age: does fiscal policy matter?” Continue reading


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Co-creation interview series: Q&A with Janine Prins

What are the innovative ways museums can present their collections to the public, in order to benefit all interested audiences and communities? RICHES partner Waag Society experiments co-creation practices to start a dialogue with the public and come together to create great, new ideas! Its staff started moreover an interview series where several museums and team members of the RICHES project are asked about their vision on co-creation within the heritage sector. This time, Waag did a Q&A with Janine Prins, RICHES member and anthropologist-filmmaker. Continue reading


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RICHES: policy brief on co-creation released!

A crucial topic that is addressed and researched within the RICHES consortium is co-creation, being the practice where different stakeholders with different expertise come together collaboratively to create future-oriented perspectives, enrich cultural heritage (CH) experiences and build relations with networks that are closely invested in an institution’s collection. This paper is based on preliminary research findings, where RICHES consortium gives a short overview of the potential benefits of co-creative methods and current practices in the CH sector and offers a number of suggestions to stimulate co-creation in CH on a strategic level. Continue reading


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Co-creation interview series: here is the third!

With Waag, RICHES started an interview series where several museums and team members of the project are asked about their vision on co-creation within the heritage sector. This is the turn of Dick van Dijk, RICHES member and Waag’s creative director. Continue reading


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Why IP Matters: Who Owns the Arts and Sciences?

by Catherine Cummings, Research Fellow (RICHES), University of Exeter From the shape of guitars, fashion brands, parody, dance, disability and re-mixing to museum collections, digitisation, data-mining and folklore, this interdisciplinary conference addressed the many varied and complex relationship between Intellectual … Continue reading


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Europeana Space and RICHES presented at the Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society

by Rosemary Cisneros, Coventry University Europeana Space and RICHES projects were presented at the Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society which took place at Imperial College London from the 22nd- 24th of July. Each year, the International Conference … Continue reading


Zsolnay Cultural Quarter in Pécs, Hungary, created during the European Capital of Culture project in Pécs, Hungary in 2010. Now one of the main sites impacting the city’s attractiveness and brand (Photo: Rosino, cc by-nc-sa 2.0)
Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: final report

“Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage” is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013). Recently concluded, the project aimed to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential. The Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe project has resulted in a nearly 300 page report that provides compelling evidence of the value of cultural heritage and its impact on Europe’s economy, culture, society and the environment. Continue reading


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Co-creation interview series…..the second!

The RICHES team began an interview series, conducted by Waag Society, in which they ask several museums and team members from the project about their perspectives on co-creation within the heritage sector. Merel van der Vaart, PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory studies shares her vision. Continue reading


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Released the RICHES Taxonomy policy brief

This policy brief presents evidence and recommendations emerging from the research undertaken to develop the RICHES “Taxonomy of terms, concepts and definitions”, aimed at ensuring appropriate standard for research in the CH sector and at developing a common CH language to serve the interests of the wider CH community. Continue reading