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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Events on October 22, 2014
  • TEI conference 2014

    Starts: October 22, 2014

    Ends: October 25, 2014

    Location: Northwestern University, North Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Events on October 24, 2014
  • Mozfest

    Starts: October 24, 2014

    Ends: October 27, 2014

    Location: London, UK

Events on October 29, 2014
  • Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities #DCDC14

    Starts: October 29, 2014

    Ends: October 31, 2014

    Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Events on October 30, 2014
  • ropeana Network Annual General Meeting 2014

    Starts: October 30, 2014

    Ends: November 1, 2014

    Location: Museo Nacional del Prado, Paseo del Prado, s/n, Madrid, Spain

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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.

Curator’s Choice #15: Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of Art Collections at the Yale Center for British Art, looks at Paul Mellon as a collector of William Blake and the impact of his lifelong fascination with psychology and psychiatry on his collecting. Read on

From our Blog

Open Rubens – the new and improved Rubens Online

This is a guest blog post about the Open Rubens platform written by Joris Janssens of Packed, one of the partners of the Europeana Space (eSpace) project. Open Rubens won the public prize during the competition 2013. PACKED is a centre of expertise in digital heritage and promotes the use of standards for the […]

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Case Studies

Open Knowledge Foundation joins Europeana Space

This blog (cross-posted from the eSpace blog) introduces the work that Open Knowledge will perform within the Europeana Space project. Open Knowledge will be cooperating on WP3 – The Content Space and provide support and tools about the possibility of re-use of public domain and open content. The aim of the Europeana Space project is to create new opportunities for […]

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EC reports on digitisation in Europe

In early October the European Commission published two reports on the current state of digitisation of cultural heritage material in Europe: one report addresses progress in the area of digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, while the other looks more specifically at the situation around European film heritage in the digital era. Both reports […]

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Over the last months of 2014, the Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are holding GIF IT UP, an international competition to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via the organisations’ search portals. The GIF IT UP competition (13 October–1 December 2014) […]

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