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
August  2015
Events on August 15, 2015
  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress

    Starts: August 15, 2015

    Ends: August 22, 2015

    Location: Cape Town, South Africa


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.

Hanna-Leena Paloposki, chief curator and archive- and library manager at the Finnish National Gallery, presents a selection from the gallery’s collection of Daniel Nyblin glass negatives, a collection comprised of the photographer’s lesser known images of artworks.Read on

From our Blog

Walters Art Museum goes CC0

In 2012, the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, became one of the first American cultural institutions to adopt an open license model for their digitized collections. Using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license, they released over 18,000 images into the OpenGLAM world. These images were not only available via the Walters website, but, also on […]

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Presenting the Open Content Exchange Platform

Last year Open Knowledge joined the eSpace (Europeana Space) project to cooperate on the work for the Content Space, one of the spaces of possibility for the creative reuse of digital cultural content which this project is developing. Recently this Content Space went live, including the first version of the Open Content Exchange Platform, a resource […]

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LGMA Storytelling Application: Irish Folktales & Poetry

  As part of the Europeana Space project, the Libraries Development Team of the Irish Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is exploring the potential for reusing open digital cultural content for educational purposes. The aim is to develop a storytelling application based on Irish folktales and poems that will allow the creation of versatile teaching material to support the primary […]

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OpenGLAM at Wikimania 2015 – Benchmark survey update

Last week the annual Wikimedia conference Wikimania took place in Mexico City. Attendees from over 40 countries came together to discuss issues related to the state of free knowledge, the role of Wikipedia in education, privacy and digital rights, using technology to grow participation, and more. From our OpenGLAM working group, Subhashish Panigrahi presented on How to Guerilla GLAM, […]

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