Tag: museums

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National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India

The “National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India” was inaugurated by honorable Shri Shripad Naik, Union Minister for Culture & Tourism, Government of India on 21st October 2014. The portal provides access to heritage antiquities from 10 national museums under the Ministry of Culture. Continue reading


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Symposium on Digital Society and Cultural Memory

This symposium, organised by CODIGT and held in Karlsruhe on 14 November 2014 at the ZAK Centre, was devoted to the goal of raising societal awareness about the benefits of archives and archiving in the digital domain. Politicians, the public and society at large should be made aware that archiving will remain a general task in which each person can play a role. Against the backdrop of primarily economic debates, the already conspicuous consequences of the lack of digital archiving of the cultural heritage are often ignored. Continue reading


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An important conference about creativity and digital cultural heritage

Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator of Europeana Space project, says: “This is a golden opportunity for the creative industries, for the cultural institutions, for students and researchers, for anybody interested in the new scenario of digital cultural heritage. This is the occasion to learn what is happening in this sector: join us, follow us on our blog, website and social networks!” Continue reading


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MWA2014: Museums and the Web Asia 2014

Smart Cities, Smart Museums, Digital strategies, Mobile, Museums in Asian Culture and Society, Digital Engagement and Learning and much more at #MWA2014. Continue reading


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Intangible CH in China

Martin Patience of BBC presents one of Beijing’s latest cultural offerings: a museum dedicated to roast duck, the capital’s most famous culinary dish. The museum was built by the well-known Quanjude restaurant chain. The exhibits include clay models showing how to prepare the roast duck, restaurant advertisements from a bygone age and various pictures of famous people eating Peking duck. Continue reading


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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