Participants shared updates about ongoing initiatives and priorities for the museum sector in their respective region. Representatives from Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Norway contributed to a comprehensive European update.
Following an update round about the working group’s upcoming publication about basic digital cataloguing, the legal advisor Roni Iilomo gave a presentation about the Finish Heritage Agency and the Directive of the Digital Single Market (DSMD). He detailed how legislation processes in Finland were moderated and managed by the Ministry, about the challenges to include the needs of different stakeholders and where Finland stands now. Next, Hannu-Pekka Polttila, Director of the department Archives and Information Services, gave a short presentation about the organisational structures and working procedures of the Finnish Heritage Agency. Polttila also initiated a general discussion about digitalisation in museums and its challenges.