Michael Culture Association (Aisbl - Belgium) is an European trans-domain devoted to European digital cultural heritage valorisation. It gathers a strong network of more than 100 public and private organizations from all over Europe. Key actor in the promotion and valorization of the digital cultural content, Michael Culture develops tools and services for cultural institutions and the general public. Linked to other major European cultural heritage networks and projects such as Europeana, Europe's Digital Library, Michael Culture Association supports European and national cultural policies. It also aims at enhancing the network of European professionals working on digital cultural heritage and advocating for DCH.

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MUSEU-HUB is a reference point for European museums and other cultural institutions hosting museum collections in the field of digital cultural heritage and aggregation for Europeana.

It provides services, good practices, training, help-desk, documentation, updating on digitisation, standards, aggregation, IPR and reuse, multilingualism and terminologies, digital exhibitions, digital storytelling tools.

It's managed by Michael Culture.

Access to MUSEU - Hub online platform 



The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH2018) has been a great success and has strongly contributed to the recognition of the diversity of CH and of its role on societal challenges.

To ensure that the efforts initiated during the Year have a lasting impact beyond 2018, the European Commission has released a European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage.

Michael Culture contributed to the EYCH by supporting & giving labels to events organized by its members, organizing events, supporting the communication and dissemination of the EYCH, contributing to the Stakeholders committee and advocating for the values components of the CH, by signing the Berlin call and by its strong involvement in the preparation of Culture Action Europe Statement for CH "Fast Forward Heritage".

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NETCHER / NETwork and digital platform for Cultural Heritage Enhancing and Rebuilding

MCA is involved as full partner in the NETCHER project (2019-2020) , coordinated by CNRS.

Netcher project (NETwork and digital platform for Cultural Heritage Enhancing and Rebuilding) aims at building an information network and a chart of good practices at European scale, by gathering a maximum numbers of actors engaged in cultural preservation. It is funded by the 8th Framework Program of the European Union for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) and brings together over a period of 2 years a consortium of 7 European entities, each one responsible for a research theme and a professional network.

Read more: www.netcher.eu


CROWD HERITAGE (2018-2020)

MCA is involved in the CROWD HERITAGE PROJECT (CEF_Generic Service) coordinated by NTUA, aiming at improving the quality of Europeana’s digital content by developing a standalone online platform for enriching metadata of selected cultural items.

The partners will implement campaigns toward various communities aiming at increase description of datasets.

MCA will implement 2 campaigns - Sport and Cities & Landscape - with Educational communities.

The partenrs are; NTUA, Europeana Foundation, French Ministry of Culture - DIN, EuropeanaFashion, Michael Culture.

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NEW PROJECT: JUDAICA 2.0 (February 2019-2020)

MCA contributes to the JUDAICA 2.0 project (CEF - Generic services) coordinated by Jewish Historical Museum - Netherlands.

The project aims to provide support to Jewish cultural heritage institutions to increase the amount of Jewish cultural heritage materials (digital content and metadata) accessible through Europeana, that is of high quality and available for re-use, and increase the awareness and usage of this content on Europeana. 

The partners are: Jewish Historical Museum (Netherlands), Alliance israélite universelle (France), Judaica Sammlung der Universitätsbibliothek der Goethe Universität (Germany), Semantika (Slovenia) and Michael Culture Aisbl (Belgium)

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European Commission report on Cultural Heritage: Digitisation, Online Accessibility and Digital Preservation


This report reviews and assesses the overall actions and progress achieved in the European Union in implementing the Recommendation (2011/711/EU) which is one of the main EU policy instruments on digitisation, online access and digital preservation of cultural heritage material.

Access to the Report

Europeana Lisbon

Save the date: Europeana Conference 2019

26-29.11.2019, Lisbon

The 2019 Europeana conference/Europeana Network Association Annual General Meeting will take place at the National Library of Portugal.

It will bring bring together communities from tech, communications, impact, research, education and copyright. 

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Digital Days

24 EU Member States sign up to cooperate on digitising cultural heritage

Digital Day 2019

On 9 April, 24 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on advancing digitisation of cultural heritage. They will work more closely together to better use state-of-the-art digital technologies in addressing risks that Europe’s rich cultural heritage is facing, enhancing its use and visibility, improving citizen engagement, and supporting spillovers in other sectors.

The declaration has three pillars of action:

-A pan-European initiative for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites;
-Re-use of digitised cultural resources to foster citizen engagement, innovative use and spill-overs in other sectors;
-Enhancing cross-sector and cross-border cooperation and capacity building in the sector of digitised cultural heritage.

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Legacy of the EYCH - European Framework for Action on Cultural

07.12.2018, Vienna

An important highlight of the Closing Conference was the release of the first ever European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage by the European Commission. This document captures the achievements of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and proposes new initiatives to ensure its lasting effect. It reflects the common set-up for heritage-related activities at European level, primarily in EU policies and programmes. You can read the Framework document  on the Commission's website, or have a look at the fact sheet!

Read more on the Closing conference of the EYCH in Vienna

Read more on the EYCH & the contribution of Michael Culture


Professional meeting: "Your collections on Europeana: Overview of aggregation channels"

27.11.2018, Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, Paris

French language - free event - registration mandatory

A meeting intended for cultural institutions contributing to the Moteur Collections and Territorial Museums. The Moteur Collections  is the national aggregator for France.
Presentation of the strategic framework of Europeana and present the publication framework and the technical recommendations for a better online visibility of the collections of French cultural institutions. 

Event organized by French Ministry of Culture - DIN with in partnership with Michael Culture / MUSEU-HUB.

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EVA-Paris 2018: Material & Virtual Bodies: Multimedia Technologies  - December 19 -20, 2018
Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
Paris, France

This international conference focused on the different ways in which the digital revolution is changing our perception of the body, space and time. How digital innovations modify the different scientific disciplines: medical anthropology, archaeology, art history and architecture? What is the impact on professionals and actors of art, museums, cultural mediation in society?

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Closing conference of European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
6-7.12.2018, Vienna

A closing conference organised jointly by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. It will showcase projects of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and discuss the legacy of the year.

Organiser: Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (Federal Chancellery of Austria) and the European Commission

More info & registration coming soon...

Links and contact information


EFHA International Conference 2018
Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures
8-9 November 2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris

The conference Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures focuses on European sartorial heritage, its collecting and its archiving practices; it explores and contextualises spaces of cultural interactions, displacement and construction of national and transnational identities in the European landscape.

Conference organized by European Fashion Heritage Association (formerly Europeana Fashion International Association) - in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. https://fashionheritage.eu/

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Lincoln University

Keep posted : ‘Heritage Dot’ initiative

05.09.2018, University of Lincoln, UK

University of Lincoln is launching the ‘Heritage Dot’ initiative, exploring digital horizons in relation to cultural heritage. Heritage Dot will create a platform for sharing, challenging, disrupting, and interrogating what digital heritage is and does across professional, academic and community sectors with interests in heritage.
Heritage Dot is organised with the support of Michael Culture Association, Imperial War Museums, Heritage Lottery Fund. It has been recognised as a European Year of Cultural Heritage event.

The main Conference will take place on June 3-5, 2019.
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Access to speakers's presentations 

Cultural heritage communities and audiences in today’s digital environment
19.06.2018, Museum der Kommunikation Berlin

A one day conference dedicated to digital technologies and cultural heritage.

Co-organized by Institut für Museumsforschung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (IfM), Istituto Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Musa Project, Michael Culture Association and Museum der Kommunikation Berlin under the umbrella of NEMO

In the framework of the European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018 - Sharing Heritage - Sharing Values

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Cyprus University of Technology: EuroMed2018 conference, 23.10-03.11 2018, Cyprus 

The 6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2018) on Digital Heritage focusing on Documentation, Preservation and Protection is an opportunity to exchange know-how and experiences in the Cultural Heritage research as well as the current and future worldwide developments in this area.

More information : 
www.euromed2018.eu, www.digitalheritage2018.eu


Image and Research Conference
21-24 November 2018, Girona, Catalunya

The Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) of the Girona City Council and the Association of Archivists of Catalonia, organized the 15th Image and Research International Conference, held in the Palau de Congressos de Girona from 22th to 23th of November. On 21th and 24th, two workshops related to the areas of interest of the Conference were organized.

The I&R Conference is organized in collaboration with several partners including Michael Culture.



Next MFF : Supporting Culture is Supporting Europe: Sign the CAE Manifesto 8

Michael Culture supports the Culture Action Europe campaign calling on the European Institutions and Member States to recognise the EU added value of cultural investment and translate it to sufficient support in the next EU budget.
This campaign aims to influence the next Multiannul Financial Framework (MFF) that takes effect after 2020 and shapes the annual budgets of the EU, covering typically 7 years. 
Read more & sign the Manifesto

Culture Action Europe has recently published “The Value and Values of Culture”, on the positive impact of culture across a range of EU policy fields. Read the publication

Publication CH

EU Publication : Innovation in cultural heritage research: For an integrated European research policy

This policy review gives the state-of-the-art of current EU-funded research on cultural heritage, it presents current EU-funded research on cultural heritage and gives evidence and advice towards better and more integrated education, cultural, social and other policies at European, national and regional level.

Read  Gábor Sonkoly and Tanja Vahtikari's policy paper: For an integrated European research policy




Michael Culture Association | Brussels-Paris-Roma | Tél : +33 (0) 6 31 13 35 74 | contact@michael-culture.eu

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