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How the Europeana Impact Playbook is influencing a toolbox for heritage-led innovation and diplomacy

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How the Europeana Impact Playbook is influencing a toolbox for heritage-led innovation and diplomacy

What can we learn from the design of the impact playbook? And how can we use that to help us think about the design of our own resources? These are the questions asked by the EU ILUCIDARE project meeting held in Krakow, Poland on the 10-11 June. We talk to Julia Fallon and Maja Drabczyk who were there to help answer them. See more
Europeana Impact Community seeks enthusiastic members to join new Steering Group

Europeana Impact Community seeks enthusiastic members to join new Steering Group

Read how the Impact Community plans to move forward under the steer of the Europeana Network Association, and community chairs Maja Drabczyk and Dafydd Tudur. Find out what the plans are for 2019, and how you can apply to join the Steering Group and help shape the Community’s activities.

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Raising awareness of impact; SMK impact presentations, events and publications

Merete on stage at We Are Museums, Riga, 2017

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Raising awareness of impact; SMK impact presentations, events and publications

References to and uses of the Impact Playbook by Merete Sanderhoff, SMK - last updated 12 March 2019

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Making the case for impact at SMK

The challenge to transform the artworks of Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) from passive to active assets, a journey fuelled by digital transformation, began in 2012. See more
How the Impact Playbook is generating new insights into culture - Read our case studies

How the Impact Playbook is generating new insights into culture - Read our case studies

The Europeana Impact Playbook is helping cultural heritage institutions around the world discover and analyse the impact of their activities. We’ve been working with some of them to help develop our work on impact further, and we’ve been talking to others about their experiences with the first phase of the Impact Playbook. Here, we hear from 3 very different projects.

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How the renovation of a world renowned art museum is inspiring a sector in digital transformation

A perspective; The renovation of the Rijksmuseum provided an inspiring example throughout the cultural heritage sector, in many areas of operation: from gallery development, visitor engagement and online access policy. Thanks to their own impact assessment looking at the economic and social impact of the renovation, we've taken a look at what we can learn from that, and how it starts to articulate the value of their digital strategy. See more

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How do we know we are making a difference?

Working in the cultural heritage sector is all about working towards making a difference in 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 every day, week and month contribute to bringing about a change in people's lives.

If you are a director or a museum, library or archive, a cultural innovator or someone with an interest in impact in the sector, we want to help you better understand your impact.  Our impact playbook helps you to do this.

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Our impact work is a collaborative effort. We wouldn't have got this far without the contributions of the many cultural heritage professionals and impact professionals we have worked with. If you want to get involved, learn a bit more about impact or share your experiences there are plenty of opportunities for you to do that. 

Check out the task force, join the impact community for cultural heritage professionals or sign up to receive email updates on the impact project.

Working with cultural heritage professionals and experts across the world, we’ve developed the playbook: a step by step approach to help you identify your impact. On this website you’ll find the Impact Playbook and plenty of resources and examples we have developed to help you better understand your impact.  

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