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.


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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foldout_markham_s-maister-peece-_2383005rA foldout found in the 1644 edition of Markham’s Maister-peece

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.

Curator’s Choice #12: Michael J. North, Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, takes a look at one of the most important books in the history veterinary medicine – a seminal 17th-century work on the care of horses. Read on

From our Blog

Maintaining a healthy and thriving Public Domain

At this week´s Open Knowledge Festival, Europeana together with the OpenGLAM initiative and Dutch think tank Kennisland ran a workshop to discuss how to maintain a healthy and thriving public domain of cultural heritage. The festival ran from 16-17 July in Berlin, and was attended by more than 1000 people from all over the world who gathered to talk about […]

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Let’s bring the Public Domain Calculators Worldwide !

This blogpost was written by Pierre Chrzanowski, Open Knowledge Foundation France Our cultural heritage is immense but it has been dispatched across countries, public institutions, private collections, and so forth. Hence, for a long time, there was unequal access to culture and knowledge. Those who were close to cultural institutions or knowledge centers had lots […]

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Open Data in Cultural Heritage – OpenGLAM in Germany

Are you working in a cultural heritage institution, or interested in opening up cultural heritage data for wider reuse? On the morning prior to the start of the Open Knowledge Festival, the OpenGLAM initiative, DM2E project, Open Knowledge Germany and Wikimedia Deutschland  are organising a half day workshop on open cultural data, with a special focus […]

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Hack the Bells – The world’s first interdisciplinary open license contest celebrating the carillon!

In this blog (cross-posted from her blog The Culture Feed) Sarah Stierch introduces the world’s first interdisciplinary open license contest celebrating the carillon: Hack the Bells, running from 1 July – 1 September. An esteemed jury of cultural visionaries will be awarding $1,000 USD and the opportunity for the grand prize winner’s work to be exhibited […]

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