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Impact

Working in the cultural heritage sector is all about making a difference to the people who visit and use our products and services. We believe that we are all better off if we understand how the things we do contribute to bringing about change. 

To support cultural heritage professionals to grow this understanding of the impact of their work and activities, we have developed the Europeana Impact Framework, which includes the Europeana Impact Playbook, resources, information and documentation to build capacity and knowledge. Explore and use them below!

Knowledge and inspiration

Documentation and impact assessment reports about the impact of the Europeana Initiative and the heritage sector.

Impact Assessment Report: 'Europeana in your classroom' MOOC
Title:
Star fruit, axial view, MRI
Creator:
Alexandr Khrapichev, University of Oxford
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

Impact Assessment Report: 'Europeana in your classroom' MOOC

This report focuses on the impact of the ‘Europeana in your classroom' MOOC, which supports teachers to use digitised cultural heritage material by providing an introduction to  Europeana and relevant resources.

How to use Outcome Harvesting to investigate your impact
Title:
Detail from Vas cu flori
Date:
1930-1940
Institution:
National Heritage Institute, Bucharest
Country:
Romania

How to use Outcome Harvesting to investigate your impact

In 2020, Europeana piloted the use of Outcome Harvesting in our impact work, an evaluation method increasingly applied in the development sector. Here we share what we learned about the methodology, how we used it and how it could be useful to cultural heritage impact practitioners. 

Our impact word of the year: embedding
Title:
Detail from Landscape with a Chair
Creator:
Galanda, Mikuláš
Date:
1929/1930
Institution:
Slovak national gallery
Country:
Slovakia

Our impact word of the year: embedding

For a decade, Europeana has been working to standardise an approach that we - and others - could adopt to better understand the impact of digital cultural heritage. We look at the progress we have made towards this goal over the last year.

How impact assessment helps us to understand the value of built cultural heritage
Title:
Monastère fortifié de l'Ile Saint-Honorat, Abbaye de Lérins, Cannes (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
Creator:
Jerome Kelagopian
Institution:
© Fondation du patrimoine

How impact assessment helps us to understand the value of built cultural heritage

We interview Ana Aziza, Project Manager, Fondation du patrimoine (France), who shares how an economic impact assessment completed by the Fondation provided insights into the value of the work they do and cultural heritage in France.

Network and communities

Join the Impact Community to engage, collaborate and share knowledge with peers and experts working on impact in the cultural heritage sector.

Events

Register for upcoming events which can help you meet fellow impact practitioners or increase your skills and knowledge.

Webinars

Watch our webinars to learn more about our approach to the Playbook and refine your impact practice.

News

Keep up to date with the latest news, policies and good practice around impact and cultural heritage.

About the Europeana Impact Framework

Europeana’s frameworks create shared approaches to making digital cultural heritage more accessible and usable, to embrace digital change and to contribute to an open, knowledgeable and creative society. The Europeana Impact Framework is no exception. The framework sets out how Europeana thinks about impact and learns from impact assessment. It informs the improvement and standardisation of data collection across the Initiative and how we work with others to better understand the impact of digital cultural heritage.

Explore terms used in the Europeana Impact Framework in our glossary.


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