In this guest post in our Europe at Work series, Karl B. Murr, Director of the State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg, reflects on the parallels between industrial and digital revolutions and running an industrial museum in a digital age.
We’re now halfway through our Europe at Work season, which, in partnership with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, aims to show that the working world we inhabit today is rich and varied and is the result of a series of technological and societal changes over time. Here’s a round up of what we've been doing so far...
The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, or Tekniska museet, was one of the first cultural heritage institutions in Sweden to share their data through their national aggregator, and today, more than 128,000 of their objects are available on Europeana Collections. In this guest post, Larissa Borck of the Swedish National Heritage Board interviews Anders Lindeberg-Lindvet, curator at the Tekniska museet, to talk about the importance of openly-licensed content and contributing to Europeana’s Industrial Heritage collection and Europe at Work season.
As part of Europe at Work we look at how EUROCLIO is using industrial heritage material to create learning resources for educators on their Historiana portal. This post explores their Women Working source collection, which encourages students to consider how the availability of source material from a certain period influences and shapes our perspective of that time.
Europeana’s current season, Europe at Work, invites people to share stories about working lives past and present. In this post, we offer ideas and inspiration on how cultural heritage institutions can use social media to engage audiences with the season and showcase their own material.
As part of Europe at Work we look at how EUROCLIO is using industrial heritage material to create learning resources for educators on their Historiana portal. This post explores their Age of Synergies source collection, which encourages students to explore the complex interplay of historical cause and consequence.