New Platform Allows People to Connect with Cultural Heritage Digitally

As a member of the advisory board of the EU project Crowd Heritage, NEMO participated in a first meeting of the board, discussing the different platforms and activities in which citizens can get in touch with cultural heritage digitally, on 13 May 2019.

The Crowd Heritage project allows the user to discover digital artefacts and collections from museums, archives, libraries and galleries in Europe. People are encouraged to contribute to five collections participative annotation campaigns by tagging and adding annotations, such as comments, and select colours or imagines.  Top contributors will be rewarded with prizes.

Join the campaigns!

The project is based on a standalone online platform developed by the project coordinator National Technical University of Athens. The platform aims to develop the users experience thanks to participative annotations, depending on the type of content, missing metadata, and validate existing annotations in a user-friendly way. Through the online platform of data collections, people get access to several collections of cultural content from various Institutions in Europe. According to each campaign, you are invited to contribute by tagging and adding annotations or select colours or images.

Crowd Heritage is implemented by a consortium of five European partners:

  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), coordinator of the project
  • Europeana Fashion International Association (EFIA)
  • French Ministry of Culture
  • Michael Culture Association
  • Europeana Foundation