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RICHES at URLA 2014 International Congress

The URLA 2014 Congress’ (Istanbul, OTTOMAN ARCHIVES BUILDING, 17-20 September 2014) main theme will be Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Memory Institutions, devoted to identifying best practice for an efficient management of preservation tools by cultural heritage institutions. RICHES partners Hakan Koray Özlük and Hasan Bahadir Aydinonat from KYGM will take part in the congress holding a speech on Preservation of Cultural Heritage and EU Projects, which will provide an interesting overview of the two professionals’ year experience and knowledge in research for innovative ways of cultural heritage’s preservation and enjoyment. Continue reading


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Europeana Space Scenarios: development of Pilots in the six thematic areas

Europeana Space project started its life on February with a successfull kick-off meeting in Leuven. Every Work Packages group are developing initiatives and meetings to discuss about their aims and objectives. On 19th and 20th March, the partners involved in the WP4 had their first meeting in Brussel, hosted at the iMinds – Vrije Universiteit Brussel offices. Continue reading


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Spaces of possibility for the creative re-use of Europeana’s content

Europeana Space aims to increase and enhance the creative industries’ use of digital cultural content and Europeana by delivering a range of resources to support their engagement. The use of content is still limited by factors including the issue of… Continue reading


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British Museum and Samsung’s Digital Discovery Centre

As children are now increasingly exposed to digital technology at a much younger age, the British Museum harnesses this opportunity to engage children with history and culture through new technology that they feel familiar with. Continue reading


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CIDOC 2014 Conference

The annual conference of CIDOC, the International Committee for Documentation of ICOM, will focus this year on the access to museum collections and cultural heritage in the digital age. Linked data information provide scientists with new and wider perspectives. Continue reading


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PREFORMA @ CIDOC 2014 Conference

The 2014 edition of the conference has the title “Access and Understanding – Networking in the Digital Era” and among the themes a special session is dedicated to Long Term Preservation of Digital Data. The PREFORMA project will be presented by Dr. Stefan Rohde-Enslin from SPK. Continue reading


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The participatory museum

Several museums around the world have worked to make their data accessible, by providing free access to their datasets. Nina Simon, author of “The Participatory Museum”, observes it’s awesome that museums’ data-sharing can cause people to have conversation about artists and artworks and says these experiments promote new forms of collection, dissemination and analysis. Continue reading


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ICOM Rio 2013

4,000 international participants attended at this crucial event for ICOM, for its members and for the international museum community. It provides a platform for museum professionals from different regions and cultures to share and exchange on their expertise and experience. Participants debated around the theme Museums (memory + creativity) = social change. Continue reading


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The Bloomberg Arts Engagement Initiative

From June 2013, five cultural centres will receive from the Bloomberg Arts Engagement Initiative 15 million dollars to improve the accessibility to their museums through the use of mobile technology, including 3D imaging and GPS. The five centres to receive funding are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Museum of Modern Art. From our correspondent Lucia Ruggiero. Continue reading


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The Royal Ontario Museum launches a game jam to animate their exhibitions

In an exciting pilot project, the ROM, in partnership with Gamercamp and the University of Toronto, is opening its doors to game developers for a three-day game jam August 9-11, 2013 to create digital games to animate the exhibits in the museum. The experience continues onward: completed games will get play-tested at the ROM in mid-October and will officially premiere at Gamercamp in November Continue reading