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 April 24, 2014
  • Heritage in Motion

    Starts: April 24, 2014

    Ends: April 27, 2014

    Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Events on April 26, 2014
  • LaTeCH workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities

    Starts: April 26, 2014

    Ends: April 27, 2014

    Location: Goteborg, Sweden

  • Coding Da Vinci - start

    Starts: April 26, 2014

    Ends: April 28, 2014

    Location: Berlin, Germany

page from martinetDetail from Last page of Kort begrip der waereld-historie voor de jeugd, Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1788.

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 #9: Marieke van Delft, curator of early printed editions at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), discusses some works by the prolific writer Johannes Florentius Martinet (1729-1795). Read on

From our Blog

RLUK Hack Day – 14 May 2014

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) represents 34 of the leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland. Working with The European Library, RLUK will soon be releasing over 17 million bibliographic records as Linked Open Data. We want to invite developers from the library, academic and general coding community to realise the full impact of this very large […]

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US National Gallery of Art releases 35k public domain images

This week the US National Gallery of Art announced that over 35.000 images are currently available as public domain through their website, NGA images. Following the start of their Open Access policy in March 2012 (which you can read more about in this blog), the NGA has been adding more and more digital images of […]

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Finnish Museum of Photography joins Flickr Commons

Today the  Finnish Museum of Photography joined Flickr: The Commons, an online repository for openly licensed images, as a participating institution. The Finnish Museum of Photography is the national special museum for photography and houses diverse collections on photographic art, photographic culture, photojournalism, fashion shots, press photos and portraits, by both professionals and amateurs. The sets that have now been […]

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Coding da Vinci – the first 10 week challenge on open cultural data in Germany

More and more galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) are digitizing their collections to make them accessible online and to preserve our heritage for future generations. By January 2014, over 30 million objects have been made available via Europeana – among which over 4.5 million records were contributed from German institutions. Through the contribution of […]

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