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Michael Culture Association is not-for-profit organisation, founded in July 2007. The association is established under Belgian law (AISBL - Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif).
It was created following the Michael and Michael Plus European projects, which permitted to create the Michael European Portal, the Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe. Its purpose was to continue the work on the portal beyond the period of the EU funding and to make the network of Michael partners sustainable.

A strong network for the promotion and valorisation of the digital cultural content
Michael Culture Association has become a key actor in the promotion and valorisation of the digital cultural content, and gathers a strong network of more than 100 institutions all over Europe. Cooperation of professionals from cultural sector and artists is at the core of Michael Culture Association activities. The association favours meetings and trans-sectorial exchanges between professionals from all cultural fields – cultural heritage, contemporary creation, architecture – and from related sectors like education, tourism, societal innovation, NTIC, and contributes to peer-learning and professionalization.

Allowing access to the European cultural content by institutions and end users
Michael Culture Association favours transnational circulation of cultural works and technological development. It enables reuse and personal reappropriation of cultural content by the end users, promoting innovative digital cultural uses. Digital access is a complement, and even more an inventive to the live experience: national borders are removed. The association favours the knowledge of the richness of European heritage for general public.This stimulates intercultural dialogue between citizens and contributes to the rising of a European citizenship.

Linked to major European digital culture heritage networks and projects
Member of the Executive Board of Europeana, the Multilingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections, Michael Culture Association contributes to the reflection on the challenges stemmed by the digital shift in line with EU 2020 strategy. Opened to all cultural fields, Michael Culture Association is interconnected with other networks in cultural heritage, artistic creation, innovation and cultural policies , favoring open dialogue and impacts beyond its own network, multiplier effects and transnational projects development.
Michael Culture Association promotes cultural diversity in line with the UNESCO convention and the reduction of the fragmentation.

Support to European and national cultural policies
Michael Culture association is planned around animating a platform of reflection, debate and knowledge exchanges to promote national and European policies and activities on Digital Culture Heritage. It induces an enriched intercultural dialogue between professionals from all over Europe, contributing to structure and nurture the debate on the creation of a common cultural European space.

Michael Culture leads the following actions:

     - Animation of the network of exchange and cooperation
     Management of the network, development of new projects, creation of synergies with other networks

     - A think-tank for digital cultural heritage field
     Strategic watch and prospective, organisation of workshops and working groups meetings

     - Capitalisation and dissemination of the European projects of the Minerva network
     Resource centre, promotion of best practices, communication, publications, guidelines…

     - A services platform
     Innovative services for the general public, new services for the research 


Michael Culture is a proud member of : 


Culture Action Europe (CAE)
As the major cultural network in Europe, CAE is the political voice of over 80 thousand cultural players, practitioners and activists across the continent, promoting culture as a necessary condition for sustainable development both at local and European scale.



European Alliance for Culture and the Arts
37 European networks urging policy makers to re-think the European approach and include culture and the arts in the long-term strategic goals of the European


European Heritage Alliance 3.3

European Heritage Alliance 3.3
Informal European sectoral platform composed of more than 40 European or international networks and organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage. The Alliance was launched in June 2011 and is coordinated by Europa Nostra as part of its network project Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values funded by Creative Europe.



Michael Culture is a proud partner of:

logo NEMO

NEMO - Partnership agreement
NEMO is an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO's members speak for over 30.000 museums across Europe.



European Year of Cultural Heritage - 2018

Michael Culture is member of the stakeholders committee of the EYCH.                                                  Read more...



Michael Culture Association | Brussels-Paris-Roma | Tél : +33 (0) 6 31 13 35 74 |

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