Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage

© Image: Courtesy Pimlico Project In this photograph a person takes a photo of a colourful and abstract installation using a tablet. The photo shows only their hands.

© Image: Courtesy Pimlico Project

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage. The online consultation is open for contributions until 14 September 2020.

The views gathered will feed into a possible revision of the 2011 Recommendation on digitising cultural material and digital preservation. The Commission’s aim is to propose a more appropriate policy instrument to support the digital transformation of cultural heritage. In its announcement of the consultation, the Commission acknowledges that: “the coronavirus pandemic and the physical distancing measures taken across the Member States have highlighted a practical need for virtually accessible cultural heritage and the advantages of having these digital tools in place.”

NEMO urges its members and the museum community at large to contribute to the consultation. It is a great opportunity to voice museums’ concerns and challenges when it comes to digitising and preserving digital cultural heritage.

  • Contribute to the public consultation.
    Only organisations registered at the EU Log in can participate.