From the autumn of 2021, Culture24 and Europeana Initiative’s Digital Transformation Task Force began investigating the challenges facing the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. The goal of the Task Force was to collectively understand the challenges of the cultural heritage sector and to collaborate together to map out a clear, practical plan of action for the digital transformation of the sector. The Task Force pulled together representatives from the three pillars of the Europeana Initiative – the Europeana Network Association, the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum and the Europeana Foundation, alongside two independent representatives. The Task Force also sought the thoughts, opinions and feedback from cultural heritage professionals across Europe.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for digital transformation and it will only happen in response to various individual and organisational contexts, be it size, location, domain, purpose, audience etc. In response, the guide sets out three recommendations to help frame an approach to digital transformation for the whole of the culture sector in Europe:
You can find the context for the Guide in this report which sets out the thinking behind it and the research and work carried out by the Task Force that led to its creation.
|Guide to Digital Transformation in Cultural Heritage
|Jane Finnis & Anra Kennedy, Culture24