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".

Read more about EYCH & its legacy



25 July 2019 to 25 October 2019

The Commission has opened a consultation on the orientation of the first two years of its proposed Digital Europe programme. In the period 2021-2027, the programme will invest in digital technologies.

A key programme for Cultural Heritage and Digital Cultural Heritage.

EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme, focusing on 5 key areas:

Supercomputers / Artificial intelligence (AI)/ Cybersecurity and trust / Digital skills / Ensuring a wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society

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GIVE YOUR SAY: Horizon Europe Co-design 2021-2024

DL: 08.09.2019

European Commission published a Survey on the coming Horizon Europe programme.

With a proposed budget of 100 billion euro from 2021 to 2027, the Horizon Europe framework programme represents the largest collaborative multinational research and innovation investment in Europe and is open to participants worldwide.

The on going Horizon 2020 programme and the Horizon Europe are very important for the DCH sector.

Contribute: link to the survey


REMINDER ! European Research and Innovation Days

Brussels, 24, 25 and 26 September 2019

European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape.

Speakers will include ministers, commissioners, members of European Parliament, researchers, as well as surprise guests each day.

Read more: link                                  Registration: link



NEMO European Museum Conference 2019

"Sharing recipes for a better future", Tartu-Estonia


NEMO has decided to dedicate its 27th European Museum Conference to showcase how museums are contributing, and can contribute, to a better future.

Approximately 150 participants, representatives from European national museum organisations, museum experts, culture policy people and people active in European cooperation projects will meet to discuss topics relevant to the European museums, to exchange expertise, to liaise and to network.

Read more & register : Link


Beyond the Obvious 2019 Edition | Register now!

"Culture Crops: cultural practices in non-urban territories", Konstanz,  23-26.10.2019

The 2019 Edition of Beyond the Obvious - the annual Forum organized by Culture Action Europe - focuses on cultural practices in non-urban territories. Culture Crops: cultural practices in non-urban territories sparks the debate on peripheral territories. Where does their territory begin and where it does it end? How do they see themselves and how are they seen by others? What are they and how do they work? Join the discussion !

Read more & register: Link

--Michael Culture is a proud member of Culture Action Europe--

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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(Sept.2019-2022) ERASMUS+

The Creative School aims to use the creative and innovative methods and tools developed throughout the Creative and Making Museum projects (ERASMUS+) and apply them to develop learning modules for children and school teachers. These modules will promote self-directed learning, critical and visual thinking skills by using cultural heritage content made available by the full and associate partner 

Partners: Dédale FR (coordinator), Cap Science FR, Chester Beatty Library Ireland, Heritec UK, Steps It, MCA BE, Suomen museoliitto ry Finland, ARS ELECTRONICA Austria UDRUGA ZA RAZVOJ URADI SAM KULTURE RADIONA Croatia

More information coming soon...


Expert Group - Forum Culture


Michael Culture has just been appointed by European Commission to the Commission expert group on cultural heritage. The purpose of this group is to promote public policies that ensure the long-term value and sustainability of Europe's cultural heritage based on an integrated approach.

The first meeting will be mid-October.


Join Statement between VIMM-Michael Culture
July 2019

A joint statement between VIMM H2020 project and Michael Culture Aisbl on digital cultural heritage has just been signed.

Considering the common aims and position on the role and values of Cultural Heritage and DCH, in particular for the future of European policy and programmes and in particular on strategies and funding, MCA and VIMM agree to cooperate initiatives linked to the advocacy of the role of DCH and support for CH and DCH communities.

Read more about VIMM project (H2020)


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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judaica europeana

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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A new strategic agenda

NEW: EU leaders commit to invest in culture & cultural heritage in the New Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024


The strategic value of culture and cultural heritage for the future of Europe has been duly recognized in the EU Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024.

We thanks the mobilisation of several organisations such as Culture Action Europe and Europa Nostra - whom Michael Culture is member .

Read the validated Strategic Agenda: here


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

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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