Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in Digital Preservation (conference )
E-Space: Digital Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine (conference)
Hidden in museums, archives and libraries around Europe sit artifacts that tell a story and are waiting for their day in the sun. The Cultural Heritage institutions began to digitize these artifacts making them available online, so that users would discover them and find value in learning more about Europe’s cultural heritage. Digitization is progressing and more hidden treasures are becoming visible. However, in today’s digital society existing on the web is not enough. Audiences want to engage with culture, they want to create their own stories not just read the ones that exist, they want to integrate the information in their teaching, their creative projects, they want to play with the material, not only look at it. They want to reuse, they want to remake, they want to reimagine.
BeMuseum kick-off Conference
In the digital era, museums are facing multiple challenges and transformations and these are often similar from one institution to another. Yet, there are not enough bridges being created between these museums in order to exchange better practices, encourage mutual learning and foster cooperation.
The objective of BeMuseum is precisely to address these gaps through the creation of a network of museum professionals in Belgium. With a special focus on innovation, the BeMuseum network will create space for dialogue, it will strengthen solidarity between players and stimulate collaboration.