Michael Culture Association (Aisbl - Belgium) is a trans sectorial European network Devoted to European digital cultural heritage valorisation, Michael Culture Association 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, through the actions towards its members and the Minerva Network.

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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 


Michael Culture Home Michael Portal

Through the multilingual MICHAEL service, people are able to find and explore European digital cultural heritage material using the Internet. The MICHAEL service provides access to digital collections from museums, libraries and archives.

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Access to Multilingual Inventory


European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH2018)

January-December 2018

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH2018) has been launched last December at the European Culture Forum, Milano.
From January until December 2018 - Events and activities around Europe will be implemented.

The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. 

Read more & take part ...

EYCH2018 : EC dedicated webpage




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, exploring the following topics linked to the Digital : - Accessing cultural heritage through digital infrastructures - Digital competencies for museum professionals - How to make Digital Cultural heritage widely visible: the case of Digital Exhibitions

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 events organized during the European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018 - Sharing Heritage - Sharing Values

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21.06.2017, Institut fuer Museumsforschung, SMB

Digital applications play a more and more important role. The conference thus presents platforms for digital cultural heritage on European, national and regional level, followed by a view into factual data and cooperation platforms: one for 3-D, AV, AR and one for participative approaches in Cultural Heritage. The event closes with a panel.

An event organized during the Summit in Berlin , co-organized by Institut für Museumsforschung – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz & Forschungs- und Kompetenzzentrum Digitalisierung Berlin (digiS) & Europeana Foundation

Information & registration

Europeana tech

Europeana Tech Conference
15-16 May 2018, Rotterdam

The third international EuropeanaTech conference brought together an international network of technical and R&D specialists to share innovative progress and forecast the technical future of Europeana and digital cultural heritage

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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

Budapest conf

International Conference on Digital Humanities
27-31 May 2018, Budapest

The Centre for Digital Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) (Member of Michael Culture) organized - in collaboration with DARIAH, CLARIN and Michael Culture Association - an International conference on Digital Humanities.

This Conference has received the Label of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

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Save the date : 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, are calling the 15th Image and Research International Conference, which will be 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 will be organized.

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

Call for presentation proposals, registration details, program are available.



Agenda for Culture

In consultation with its members, including Michael Culture, Culture Action Europe published a reflection on a “Future-proofed Agenda for Culture”. 

Read the CAE Reflection paper Agenda for Culture 2018


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


GIVE YOUR VOICE : Public consultation on the future of EU funding - Deadline : March 2018  

European Commission has launched several consultations for the for the next generation of financial programmes ; including in:

  • the area of values and mobility (including Creative Europe programme) 
  • the area of strategic infrastructure
  • the area of cohesion
  • the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market

In 2018, the Commission will make  proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget. 

Consultations have taken place in the context of evaluations of existing EU financial programmes covering several policy areas, including on current performance and future challenges. GIVE YOUR VOICE !

Publication : Commission Study on  'Fighting illicit trafficking in cultural goods: analysis of customs issues in the EU' 

The study provides an analysis of the regulation of imports of cultural goods into the EU, relevant in the fight against illicit trafficking from third countries into the EU. The analysis consists of an assessment of the nature and extent of current practices in designing and implementing legislation on this issue. The study pays particular focus on the legislative framework, the control mechanisms as well as the definition regarding the import of cultural goods into the EU. It concludes with recommendations on possible solutions to tackle this issue.

Link to the publication

europeana dsi

NEW  : EUROPEANA DSI 3 project
September 2017 - August 2018

The Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI - 3) is  on going.

Europeana DSI-3 is a continuation of the previous Europeana DSI projects (Europeana DSI and Europeana DSI-2). The DSI-3 project operates the Europeana core service platform from mid-2017 to mid-2018.

Following the 2 previous DSI projects, Michael Culture - via MUSEUHUB is the Expert Hub for European museums communities.

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Discover the Athena Plus creative tools : 

  • MOVIO : To create virtual exhibitions
  • SchoolTrip : To create your own scholar journey
  • CityQuest : To create a quest online and publish it to a mobile app
  • eCultureMap : Global geographical interactive knowledge map
  • Urban Explore : Mobile app for touristic and cultural enriched tours

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

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