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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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January 2020 + 36 months

MCA is involved in the INDICES project aiming to empower policy-makers and decision-makers in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitisation in their sectors and address the need for innovative (re)use of cultural assets.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020-DT-GOVERNANCE-13-2019). 

The project is coordinated by ICCU and involved 14 partners.

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25-26.02.2020, Lyon - France

The first public event of the project NETCHER Forum "Fighting cultural heritage looting and trafficking. Routes for cooperation" presented Year 1 results, first recommendations, research and technology perspectives, debates and routes for cooperation in the matter of fighting cultural heritage looting .

NETCHER is a European project supported by EU under the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme.

The public deliverable of the Forum will be publish on the project website.

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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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CROWDHERITAGE, Final event 11.02.2020 ATHENS

T result as well as the final version of the platform have been presented in Athens at the FINAL EVENT: results, learnings, technical improvements,... Participtants also experienced a "surprised" campaign curated by the Music Library "Lilian Voudouri".

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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.

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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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