Cultural Heritage Communities and Audiences in Today’s Digital Environment

19 June 2018 | Berlin, Germany

NEMO invited to a one day conference, organised within the framework of the European Cultural Heritage Summit – Sharing Heritage/ Sharing Values, which took place from 18-24 June 2018 in Berlin Germany. The conference was dedicated to digital technologies and cultural heritage, exploring the topics below linked to the Digital.

  • Accessing cultural heritage through digital infrastructures
  • Digital competencies for museum professionals
  • How to make Digital Cultural heritage widely visible: the case of Digital Exhibitions

The conference was co-organised by the Institut für Museumsforschung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (IfM), Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Mu.SA Project, Michael Culture Association and Museum für Kommunikation Berlin under the umbrella of the Network of European Museum Organisations, NEMO.

European Cultural Heritage Summit – Sharing Heritage/ Sharing Values
The Summit represented the largest and most visible event organised in Europe within the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. More than 1000 participants, among them high-level policy makers from national and European level, visited Berlin during the week of events, organised by different stakeholders of the European cultural heritage sector. Everyone engaged and mobilised during the Summit perused the same goal of an ambitious European Cultural Heritage Agenda.

At the end of the Summit, the co-hosting organisations presented the Berlin Call to Action. The document builds momentum from the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and calls for action with tangible results in regard to cultural heritage. Further, the Berlin Call for Action stresses the importance to make cultural heritage integral at the centre of Europe’s policies and priorities.

The Summit was co-organised by Europa Nostra, the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, SPK) and the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK), acting as national coordinator of the EYCH in Germany.

This event was awarded with the European Year of Cultural Heritage Label 2018, showing that it supported the role of Europe’s cultural heritage and its importance to cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. Learn more about obtaining the label from NEMO here.