Museums in a Digital World

The digital shift has had a significant impact on society, and museums have their own role to play in this process. It has the potential to add considerable value to the work of museums.

In recent years there has been a growing demand for reliable data about the digitisation of, access to, and the preservation of museum collections in the cultural heritage institutions of Europe.

Through digitisation and new media devices, museums can engage with a wider and more diverse audience on various levels and play an increasingly interactive and educational role within society.

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Recent News in Museums in a Digital World

Publication on Crowdfunding in the Cultural and Creative Sectors News, Museum Management, Audience Development, European funding for museums, EU Culture Policy, Museums in a Digital World

09.08.2017 | "Crowdfunding - Reshaping the crowd's engagement in culture" is the European Commission's new publication looking at the role, potential and barriers of crowdfunding for the CCS. It concludes with recommendations for the CCS as...
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New Approaches to Working with Orphan Works News, Copyrights, EU Culture Policy, Museums in a Digital World, Museum Management

03.08.2017 | At the international symposium "New Approaches to the Orphan Works Problem" held at the end of June, the beta version of the EnDow platform was launched and ways to enable and foster "diligent search" were discussed.
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Committee on Culture and Education adopts opinion on Direction on Copyright for the digital single market News, EU Culture Policy, Copyrights, Museums in a Digital World

12.07.2017 | The CULT Committee voted on the amendments prepared by rapporteur Marc Joulaud on 11 July and adopted them. The ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and Energy) also adopted its amendments the same day.
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