Policy Recommendations Workshops
Towards resilient heritage sector with a purpose
The aim of the four workshops is to invite the international community of experts to collectively define policy recommendations that will allow Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) to flourish and fulfill their public mission in the digital realm. In inDICEs we believe this goal can be only achieved with CHIs supporting access and the reusability of digital cultural heritage. That is why our particular interest is in policies related to the reuse of cultural assets and value chains that this reuse enables for various communities.
The European Cultural Heritage sector is in a phase of major change and transformation. Europe talks more and more about the necessity for a new order. The New European Bauhaus initiative introduced by the European Commission is particularly relevant as it brings focus onto culture in a political and economic context where before those aspects were not considered as priorities.
The need for a new way is also reflected in Mariana Mazzucato’s Mission Economy arguing that the capacities and role of government within the economy and society has to be rethought, putting public purpose first. Both approaches clearly state that the desired changes won’t be achieved without putting sustainability, inclusivity and innovation at the heart of the actions of the public institutions.
Furthermore, the recently published Commission's recommendation on a common European data space for cultural heritage creates space for a wider discussion on Europe's digital heritage strategy. Finally, debates concerning the Recovery and Resilience Facility and plans are re-defining the role of culture in the recovery.
Our aim is to collectively define policy recommendations that will allow Cultural Heritage institutions to flourish and fulfill their public mission in the digital realm. In our view this goal can be only achieved with CHIs supporting access and the reusability of digital cultural heritage. That is why our particular interest is in policies related to the reuse of cultural assets and value chains that this reuse enables for various communities.
For this reason, we want to build on a by now well-defined vision of digitisation, preservation and access and expand it by focusing on four areas of focus:
- Types of Reuse
- Digitisation for Access
- Ethics for Reuse
- Digital Public Space
Each of the themes will be discussed during a dedicated 90 min workshop. The four workshops will be held online in December 2021 and January 2021.
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The ambition of the workshops and the bigger process is to come up with a list of policy recommendations co-created by a group of experts representing diverse organisational backgrounds and areas of expertise. All with an aim to support the notion of a resilient “cultural heritage sector acting with a purpose”.