Supported by the European Commission, the digital cultural heritage platform Europeana is where more than 3,500 European institutions publish their collections. With a mission to ‘transform the world with culture,’ Europeana makes it easier for people to use cultural heritage data for work, learning, or pleasure.
For the launch of Open Access at the Cleveland Musuem of Art, European included an interview feature on Europeana Pro with the CMA’s chief digital information officer, Jane Alexander, and a guest blog post titled “A Tradition of Mourners” written by curatorial assistant Amanda Mikolic. These two blogs are great resources and provide insight into how the CMA’s Open Access initiative will help the CMA’s collection reach new audiences.
“Europeana believes that a thriving public domain is vital to social and economic well-being,” said Harry Verwayen, executive director of the Europeana Foundation. “We work to empower cultural heritage institutions to share their collections freely and unobstructedly with the world. Open access to collections data enables new knowledge and fashions new cultural expressions, so we’re excited to endorse the CMA’s exciting Open Access initiative.”
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