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The digitisation of cultural heritage in Europe is well on track. Now that millions of items from archives, museums and libraries are available in digital form, the focus is shifting to the actual use and impact of those digital collections. To increase the cultural value of digitally connected collections, there is need to improve the levels of cross-domain connectivity, multilingualism, data quality, rights-management and platform and audience development. Europe – with its rich cultural history and evolving Digital Single Market - is both a challenging and inspiring scale to work on those improvements.

In the Framework of the Netherlands’ Presidency of the EU, the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science organizes a conference on the challenges in connecting digital cultural heritage collections cross-domain a cross- border and to explore the (unpaved) roads towards finding and serving wider audiences. Venue of the conference will be the EU Presidency building in the historic city centre of Amsterdam.

The conference will bring together some 40 international speakers and 250 participants from the culture, the heritage and the digitization sectors as well as ‘users’ of digitized content such as schools, the tourism industry and the wider creative sector and representatives from the EU institutions and EU Member States.

To pre-register, go to the page ‘Registration’.


The Dutch EU Presidency Team