OpenGLAM is supported by a global network of people and organisations who are working to open up content and data held by GLAM institutions.

We run workshops and provide documentation for cultural institutions wanting to open up their data and content as well as organising events bringing together groups that are committed to building an open cultural commons.

Events

This is a calendar of global events relevant to the OpenGLAM network. It includes hackathons, code sprints, conferences and meet-ups that relate to opening up cultural heritage. Open GLAM Calendar
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Each month, in our “Curator’s Choice” series, we feature a guest article from a curator on a group of works in one of their openly licensed digital collections.

Antje Schmidt, Head of Digital Cataloguing and MKG Collection Online, and Esther Ruelfs, Head of MKG’s Photography and New Media Department, on the functions of sharing images, both historically and in the present.Read on

From our Blog

Sharing Photographs

CURATOR’S CHOICE #29: Antje Schmidt and Esther Ruelfs of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) Antje Schmidt, Head of Digital Cataloguing and MKG Collection Online, and Esther Ruelfs, Head of MKG’s Photography and New Media Department, on the functions of sharing images, both historically and in the present. Only four months ago, in October […]

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Public Domain

Hacking the Museum Experience

The Europeana Space project is exploring different ways of reusing digital cultural heritage by running pilots in six thematic areas (TV, Photography, Dance, Games, Open and Hybrid Publishing and Museums).  On March 17-18, 2016 the Museums pilot invites everyone to Venice for the Hacking the Museum Experience, focused on creating disruptive solutions to enhance the museums’ visitors […]

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eSpace

E-Space Photography pilot: citizens love to share their memories!

Thanks to the digitization work of libraries, museums, and archives in Europe, and to online data sources such as Europeana, Wikimedia, Flickr and the likes, a vast number of images of high historical, artistic and cultural heritage value has become available. The Europeana Space Photography pilot draws on this wealth of images and tries to […]

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eSpace

NYPL Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse

The year is off to a good start: today the New York Public Library made over 180.000 digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download, with no permission required and no restrictions on use. The collection includes items from the New York City collection, historic maps, botanical illustrations, unique manuscripts, photographs, ancient religious […]

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