Project aims at helping GLAMs engage digitally with youth during the pandemic

© Image: Christian Fregna Two people have their backs to the camera as they both take a photo of a painting hanging on the wall. The person in the back is taking her photo of the painting through the phone screen of the person of the person standing in front of her.

© Image: Christian Fregna

The Erasmus+ funded project The GLAMers has published a study on the digital engagement with youth by GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) during the pandemic. A series of interactive online sessions will be organised on the same topic.

The study Practices of digitally mediated youth engagement in cultural institutions during the pandemic examines the crossroad of the youth, the pandemic and GLAMs. It aims to support the dialogue of cultural heritage institutions in their attempt to face Covid19-related challenges by better engaging youth in their outreach activities. Grounded on European and international initiatives for the benefit of GLAMs, the report serves to create a collection of practices of digitally mediated youth engagement developed by European GLAMs during the pandemic. 15 concrete examples of youth engagement in the ordinary activities of GLAMs are showcased in the publication while advice on means to engage youth are given by experienced staff of the selected practices.

  • Read the study, which is written by Katerina Zourou and Elisa Pellegrini.
  • Have a look at an infographic that summarises the challenges, opportunities and advice.

During the autumn, The GLAMers are organising a series of interactive online sessions to support and advise European GLAMs in building better connections with youth audiences during the pandemic. The sessions are led by Web2Learn and organised with the support of Europeana.

Find more information and register to the upcoming free sessions: