In July, Europeana held its first ‘Lunch Café’ on the theme of ‘Opening Doors’, encouraging discussion around the re-opening of cultural heritage institutions. In this post, Nathan Mannion and Susan Hazan, who led the Café, reflect on re-opening at their own institutions.
As part of our Discovering Europe season, last week we explored how cultural heritage institutions across Europe are starting to open their doors. In this post, Tamara Butigan takes a look at a special reopening initiative from two Serbian museums who are using digitised art from their collections on face masks, offering people a new and timely way to engage with their content.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, museums continued to build a relationship with their audiences through a range of digital activities. In this post, Chiara Zuanni, assistant professor in digital humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz, presents a map aiming to collect and visualize the digital initiatives promoted by museums in this period.
In June, Europeana brought together 60 cultural heritage professionals from across Europe for a special series of peer-to-peer workshops on ‘Digital transformation in the time of COVID-19’. In this post, Jasper Visser - one of the process’s facilitators - interviews participant Oliver D’huynslager of Design Museum Ghent on his experiences in the workshops and the new and exciting ‘CoGhent’ project.
Lockdown came upon us all fast. Within just a few weeks, almost all museums, libraries, archives and galleries closed. Now, things are beginning to reopen, but opening the doors is much more complicated than closing them. Here, as part of our #DiscoveringEurope series, we look at some useful, imaginative and inspiring examples from cultural institutions around Europe.