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Michael Culture Association (Aisbl - Belgium) is a European trans-domain devoted to European digital cultural heritage, from aggregation, protection, preservation, valorisation and reuse ; aiming to support the DCH communities.

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 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, 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.

Museu is managed by Michael Culture.

Access to MUSEU - Hub online platform 



In our Newsletter you will find news about MCA , Members and Partners as well as news related to EU events and policies.


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We have YouTube channel!

Listen to our brand new podcast on EU cultural policies, watch our workshops, trainings and webinars HERE


Action Group on Digital and AI
April 8, 2024, 10:00 am | April 30, 2024, 11:30 am - Online

Following up on the Open Space session during the 2023 CAE Member’s Forum in Elefsina, Greece, Culture Action Europe (CAE) and Michael Culture Association (MCA) are forming an Action Group on Digital and AI. Members of both networks are invited to join the Action Group that will hold two online meeting in the months to come.

Considering the ongoing conversations inside and outside of the network around data protection, AI, digital ethics and the digital transition, this action group aims to identify sector-specific needs and advocate for strong digital policies, We believe that the cultural ecosystem is a crucial component of a shared digital future and propose actions that position the sector in an empowered role to contribute to a more human-centred approach to digital policies.

Please join us for the first planned meetings facilitated by CAE and MCA. The Action Group on Digital and AI will have the objective of advocating for the two communities put together. We will achieve this through the use of needs-analysis surveys, policy recommendations, and joint statements to advocate effectively. We believe in bottom-up approaches to assess cultural sector needs and guide shared advocacy efforts.

Action Group Session #1
Monday, 8 April 2024
10.00 – 11.30 CET

Action Group Session #2
Tuesday, 30 April 2024
10.00 – 11.30 CET

Register here.

Open to CAE and MCA members only.


DE-BIAS training: De-biasing digital cultural heritage collections.
March 25 - 9:00-12:00 CET // Hybrid

This training event, targeted cultural communities including Europeana/Data Space for Cultural Heritage aggregators, will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the project’s activities and findings so far and to actively engage with some of the models and approaches the project applies in detecting and categorising bias and in deciding which actions to take.

Read more and register: HERE


ANCHISE Forum: "Advancing the Fight Against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Goods"

April 3 2024 - Brussels - Académie Royale de Belgique (Rue Ducale 1)

The first ANCHISE Forum put together more than 150 participants from Europe and beyond, from a diversity of sectors in relation with the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods. Policy makers, heritage professionals, experts, and innovators came together to drive positive change. The partners presented the ANCHISE cutting-edge tools designed to combat illicit trafficking, including site monitoring and protection, heritage collection protection, object identification support, and more.
The first policy brief has been presented and put into perspectives by high level speakers from the 2 policy roundtable 

Read more 



Join us for a thought-provoking exploration into combating illicit trafficking of cultural goods in our upcoming Webinar Series - Anchise Talks.

Next webinar: "The role of the antiquities market in criminal money laundering."
28/03/2024 - 5.00-6.00 PM CET

By Benjamin Omer from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Read more & register


EUCropolis podcasts: the new episode is out!

Discover the missions, actors, activities of the European Data Space for Cultural Heritage & take a jtour of  the digital cultural heritage..

Meet the representatives of the 3 pillars of the initiative: the director of the Europeaan Foundation, the chairs of the Europeana Network Association and of the Europeana Aggregators Forum!

Listen to our episodes on Youtube and on Spotify!

Youtube link! https://youtu.be/90-mG1cl7uQ?si=Eu-yuO_vU1RvPWZ8

Spotify https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/LiJrxb7BoEb



SYMPOSIUM - "Haptics for Inclusion - Discover. Share. Network. Collaborate.", Sweden

The “Haptics for Inclusion” symposium includes Knowledge Exchange sessions and a Discovery Den, to present your research, exchange insights, network with peers, showcase your own prototypes, engage with haptic technologies developed by others, experience multisensory artistic installations, and together explore the potential for future collaborations towards shaping a more inclusive world.

Read more & register


Registration is open: ANCHISE Symposium
November 8-9 II Poitiers & Online

 “The economic and social context of illicit trafficking of archaeological artefacts” is a two-day symposium aiming to invite both young and confirmed researchers on the economic and social contexts underlying the illicit trade of cultural and archaeological objects from the source to the markets. The objective is to understand and explore the various forms of illicit trafficking in cultural goods, the framework in which they develop and the economic interests that such a market is moving.

Access to the Agenda & registration form 

ANCHISE website

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Contribute to the 4CH survey

Deadline: October 29th

The 4CH Project - Competence Centre for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage - is sending a user needs survey

In early 2022, the 4CH Team defined users needs by collecting and analysing experiences and practices implemented in Europe and validated them through a first survey, with the objective of contributing to the design and set of a Competence Centre (CC) for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.

For each of these needs, possible pain relievers, intended as products or services that solve problems or help you to achieve an objective, have been identified. Through this questionnaire, 4CH would like to hear your opinion about their importance, to better address future services that the Competence Centre will offer.

This survey will take about 5-10 minutes and your feedback is very much appreciated.

Thank you very much for your time and support!

Fill the survey: here

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Commissioner-Designate for Culture Iliana Ivanova's Priorities.
Key Takeaways from the European Parliament Hearing
September 6

A select group of European Parliament members gathered on September 5 for a pivotal evaluation of Iliana Ivanova, who has been nominated as the future EU Commissioner for culture, education, research, and innovation. This critical evaluation aimed to gauge her suitability to take over the portfolio previously held by Mariya Gabriel, who stepped down in May to assume the roles of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in Bulgaria.

Read the key highlights from the discussion: here

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Culture & digital for education 
September 6 2023

Are you a teacher? A cultural institution? A non-academic educational actor: discover some methods & tools to support your activity, to valorize and re-use digital collections, STEAM approaches for your pupils/students: the resources produced by MCA and its partners in recent european projects are available for you!

MCA is launching a collection of publications aiming to share experiences on European projects. The volume 1 “From Innovation to Education: sharing European experiences” focuses on Culture/Heritage - Digital - Collections - Engagement for Education and Youth through initiatives implemented by MCA, members and partners.

Download the publication


PITCHER: a new step

The PITCHER project (https://www.pitcher-project.eu), launched within the Erasmus+ programme to design and test of a set of open educational resources focusing on improving the educators’ capacity in preparing new lessons to support the fight against looting and illicit trafficking of cultural goods, is entering in its core phase.

Starting from 1 November 2023, the training materials developed by the project will be made available on the project web site. They consist of different tools, educational games, workshops, interactive lessons, etc., covering the variety of themes typical of this topic. The materials will be fully available in English and French language, and some of them also in Catala n, Greek, Italian, and Spanish.

Stay tuned...

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Final event of the CRAFTED Project - 22 June 2023

We are excited to announce the final event of the CRAFTED  project which will take place online in Paris and online on June 22nd 2023 from 9:00 CET!

Join us to discover the findings of the CRAFTED Project! Partners have worked to support the transfer of European crafts to future generations by aggregating, enriching & promoting crafts' heritage!

Programme and free registration here!


Kicking off the ANCHISE Project!

February 2023

On February 7-8 2023, the French School at Athens hosted the launch of the ANCHISE Project, a cooperation project funded under the Horizon Europe Programme (2023-2026).

ANCHISE stands for ‘Applying New solutions for Cultural Heritage protection by Innovative, Scientific, social and economic Engagement.’ In line with the EU action plan against trafficking of cultural goods, our project aims to build a global and comprehensive answer to protect cultural heritage within and beyond the European Union.



Tales from Culturopolis - the first episodes are out!

February 2023

MCA's EUcropolis presents a four-part series in collaboration with Culture Action Europe, exploring the current discourse and practice around cultural rights in our communities across Europe.

The series follows Maya's and  Marco's journey through the 2022 conference Culturopolis organized in Barcelona and features talks with its main actors: policymakers, projects, cultural professionals, and artists are the protagonists of these episodes.

Listen to the episodes now!

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Fight against llicit trafficking of cultural goods: EU Action Plan is out 
December 2022

On December 13, the Commission adopted the EU Action Plan against trafficking in cultural goods and we are proud to underline that the NETCHER project and its recommendations are presented, as well as the PITCHER project as a tool to raise awareness within educational communities!

We are also delighted to announce the new upcoming project "ANCHISE" - Applying New Solutions For Cultural Heritage Protection by Innovative Scientific Social and Economic Engagement (Horizon Europe, coordinated  by the French School of Athens) which will develop efficient  methods, knowledge and toolkit to enhance the protection of cultural heritage against looting and illicit trafficking! Stay tuned!

More on PITCHER here!


New podcast alert: EUCropolis a podcast produced by MCA - December 2022

We are glad to share the release of our new podcast: EUCropolis. Each episode of this podcast delves in a dynamic way into policies and projects that affect the digital and cultural heritage sector in the EU!

#EP1: The New European Bauhaus Through the intervention of experts, mainly thanks to Gabriele Rosana of Culture Action Europe and a contribution from Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović of Europa Nostra

#EP2:The status of Digital Cultural Heritage with Marie-Veronique Leroi, project manager at the French Ministry of Culture. We chatted about future stakes of the sector and the need of a network like MCA.

Listen to our episodes on Youtube and on Spotify!


New project: DE-BIAS (2023-2024)

Detecting and cur(at)ing harmful language in cultural heritage collections

The DE-BIAS project aims to promote a more inclusive and respectful approach to the description of digital collections and the telling of stories and histories of minoritised communities: defining terminologies to identify biassed and abusive language in the metadata records published on Europeana, and facilitate the identification of problematic terms and expressions for the general audience and users of the platform.

The project is coordinated by DFF with 10 european partners including MIchael Culture Association, in charge of the capacity building activities.

Project pagehttps://pro.europeana.eu/project/de-bias

DE-BIAS is co-funded under the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) of the European Union.

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Rewatch the final event of our MEMEX Project

November 2022

On November 15, 2022, our MEMEX final event took place after three years of activities!

The event started with a presentation of the project's outputs by the consortium which fed the discussion of the European Policy round table which featured representatives from the European Commission, United Cities and Local Governments and independent experts (Yamam Al Zubaidi and Tania Adams). The round table attempted to reflect on the ways in which technology can foster social inclusion of communities, in a wider policy framework, basing the reflection on the third and final Policy Brief of the project.

Rewatch the event

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Kicking-off the European Data Space for Cultural Heritage

November 2022

We are glad to announce that in the coming yearsn alongside Europeana, MCA will be at the heart of the European Commission’s data space for cultural heritage to empower the cultural heritage sector in its digital  transformation

The common European data space for cultural heritage is the new flagship initiative of the European Commission to accelerate the digital  transformation of Europe’s cultural sector, and foster the creation and  reuse of content in the cultural and creative sectors. The deployment of the common European data space for cultural heritage is funded under Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) of the European Union.

More on the initiative!


New project alert: MuseIT: cultural heritage & inclusion for people with disabilities

October 2022

The MuseIT Project (2022-2025.Horizon Europe) of which MCA is a proud partner officially started in October 2022! The project will propose technologies that facilitate and widen access to cultural assets and helps preserve cultural heritage in an inclusive way with special attention to disabilities and inclusion. To  do so, the MuseIT project relies on a unique consortium, which comprises 9 partners from EU member countries and 2 associated partners, from the USA and the UK, from cultural, technological, and research communities.

Discover the project and its coming activities!

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Available: workshop on digital strategies for GLAMs - inDICEs project

November 2022

On November 10th, with KU Leuven, we organised a free online workshop in the framework of the InDICES project to show a brand new way to implement your digital strategy.

The Self Assessment Tool concretely helps cultural heritage institutions: after a series of simple questions, the user is provided with practical recommendations for improving their digital strategy, especially in the field of participation and digitization of content. In this workshop, we attempted to understand how GLAMs digital strategy can and should integrate its digitization approach with its outreach activities and participation activities.

Click here to access replay of the event!

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Discover the WE-Hope resources!

September 2022

Our WE-Hope Project, which aimed at bringing forward voices of migration and exile in Europe and beyond has come to an end. We are proud to share that the project's open-access resources are all available on the project's website. Discover:

  • Our digital repository - the "WE-Hope Bank of Memories" which gathers more than 200 testimonies collected as part of the project.
  • Our learning resource - available in English and Italian, developped in the project's framework and based on the testimonies.
  • Our replicable Cantastoria performance, created by Zach Walker and Juliet Russell.

Access our resources and discover the WE-Hope project!

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The inDICEs MOOC is available - September 26th

inDICEs project presents the new edX course on Developing Digital Transition Strategies for Cultural Heritage Institutions. The course aims at cultural heritage professionals, students, policy makers, and anybody with an interest in discovering how to tackle the challenges of digital transformation. It provides tools and insights that will support the development of a comprehensive digital transformation strategy and a framework for assessing the impact that new technologies can have on the activities as well as the mission of GLAMs

Find out more about the online course by clicking here!

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The Creative School recommendations are out!

July 2022

This report presents the third intellectual output of the Creative School project! Its objective is to present a set of recommendations useful for paving the way to a mass of the training model and resources developed by the Creative School project.

The document addresses the key issues that are related to the implementation of creative and critical thinking approaches, with special emphasis on the creation of a sense of European citizenship based on key competencies which include understanding and respect for  human rights and democracy, and encouraging tolerance and respect for  other peoples and cultures. It aims at policy and decision-makers, as well as teachers and educators interested in implementing the Creative School tools in other schools.

Access the report here


Watch the first videos of the CRAFTED Project!

July 2022

In the framework of the CRAFTED project, project partners are currently working on a series of tailor-made videos highlighting the diversity of European crafts in time and space. Watch the first videos from the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision and the European Fashion Heritage Association and stay tuned, MCA's videos are coming!

Discover the project's youtube channel here!

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Amplify Project comes to a close!

June 2022

Today, Culture Action Europe finishes the 18 months collaboration between communities across 12 European countries working to bring attention to the voices of underrepresented voices at the Conference on the Future of Europe and beyond. Over 350 motivated people debated what the priorities of policymaking should be at both the national and European levels and proposed a diversity of ideas, concerns and recommendations in the shaping of the future of Europe. Michael Culture Association is particularly proud to have led the French Hub. Thank you Culture Action Europe.

More on Amplify: its outcomes and results 


Free training webinar on data model for GLAMs!

Has your institution already published its collection online? Do you want to make it visible in Europeana? Try with a small dataset, even ten records are enough! The higher the quality of your records is, the more they will be visible in Europeana. First, you need a correct mapping from your data model to EDM, the Europeana Data Model.

In this interactive training webinar led by Maria Teresa Natale and Marco Scarbaci, Michael Culture Association - Museu-Hub and Antonio Davide Madonna, Technical coordinator at CulturaItalia, you can learn how to do it using an Excel file.

Rewtach the webinar here!

This webinar is organized in the framework of Europeana DSI4-2. DSI4-2 is a Europeana Initiative project, and it is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.


Europe’s top heritage awards honour 30 exemplary achievements from 18 countries.

June 2022

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have just announced the 2022 winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, funded by the EU Creative Europe programme. This year, which marks the 20th anniversary of Europe’s most prestigious Awards in the heritage field, 30 outstanding heritage achievements from 18 European countries have been awarded in five categories. These categories are in line with the latest developments and priorities related to heritage policy and practice in Europe.

Discover the winners here!

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The ENUMERATE Self Assessment Tool: gain insight into your institution’s digital transformation!

June 2022

Do you work in the cultural heritage sector and would you like a better understanding of your institution’s digital capacity, audience development and more? Use the ENUMERATE Self Assessment Tool to receive insights and recommendations based on the latest research. Your input and answers in the period between 25 May and 30 June 2022 will be used to inform the ENUMERATE report in 2022.

Find out more and discover how to take part here!

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Save the Date - Europeana Conference - 28-30 September 2022!

Europeana 2022 will take place from 28 - 30 September 2022. It will be a hybrid conference, welcoming cultural heritage professionals from around the world both in person, to the KB, National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, and digitally. It aims to explore how we can collaboratively build a common data space for cultural heritage and raise voices from across the sector to empower digital transformation and explore the role digital cultural heritage plays in today’s and tomorrow’s world. 

More on Europeana 2022!


Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)

May 2022

SUCHO is a group of cultural heritage professionals – librarians, archivists, researchers, programmers – working together to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack. They are using a combination of technologies to crawl and archive sites and content. So far they have saved more than 30TB of scanned documents, artworks and many other digital materials from 3,500+ websites of Ukrainian museums, libraries and archives.

Get involved: more on SUCHO, here!


Voices of Culture: (Re)-Engaging Digital Audiences – Challenges and Opportunities

June 2022

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Brainstorming Report on the topic ‘(Re)-Engaging Digital Audiences – Challenges and Opportunities’ to which MCA contributed as a board member of Culture Action Europe.The Brainstorming Report provides guidelines and recommendations to cultural practicioners and the European Commission in three main chapters. COVID-19 recovery, Digital audience management and data collection! 

Written in an accesible and inclusive language, this document is aimed at both cultural practicioners on a local level, with concrete tips and practices but also provides people in policy making positions with useful tools for their work.

Read it here

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4CH for Ukraine: Discover SUM!

March 2022

The 4CH initiative, titled SUM – Save the Ukraine Monuments, aims to duplicate all the digital documents locally available on safe servers in the EU, to preserve them and return them to the legitimate owners when peace will be re-established. On 3 March the network was operational,and the first transfers could start. Security system and a robust  uploading procedure were in place. INFN (Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics), the 4CH coordinating institution, set up the necessary storage system, paralleled by a similar one in Poland  at the Poznan Supercomputing Center and by analogous provisions at the University of Luxembourg.

More on SUM here!


Available now: The GLAMers's training modules!

April 15, 2022

Based on the collection of resources on youth participation in GLAMs, project partners are pleased to announce the release of their 5 open-access digital training suites!

This aims to produce guidelines and offer hands-on training for the benefit of GLAMs in their digital transformation processes and outcomes through youth participation. In other words, the training suite will translate the project's first study (IO1) results into a set of actionable advice as well as training opportunities for GLAMs and youth sector stakeholders, as means to ensure knowledge transferability and better connection to the needs of the target groups!

The training package is now available in English! It will be available in Croatian, Greek, and French soon!

Get involved!


Explore support actions organised by museums for Ukraine!

March 2022

Since the onset of the war in Ukraine, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) is monitoring and collecting support initiatives and offers for Ukraine on a new webpage.

Museums across Europe have been quick in organising different support actions to help their Ukrainian museum colleagues and everyone else in need of aid. On the new webpage, NEMO is continuously collecting and publishing new initiatives relating to:

  • Storage and Housing
  • Donations
  • Education and Exhibitions
  • Statements issued by European museum organisations

If you want to contribute an offer to the webpage, please send your initiative (including location and description in English) to weber@ne-mo.org



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Open call: Transform places of learning

The call has recently been launched. It is an invitation to experts, thinkers, doers, neighbours, ministers, students, educators or researchers to come together and make waves for beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive spaces that will shape our future ways of learning and thinking. Participants can share their projects and join other passionate individuals and organisations making a difference in where and how people learn across Europe and beyond - from classrooms to streets and from playgrounds to libraries. More information on the call can be found here


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Online Europeana conference under the French Presidency - Building the common European data space for cultural heritage together!

March 2022

In collaboration with Mobilier National and the French Ministry of Culture and under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council, Europeana organized an online conference on 1 March 2022.

The conference 'Building the common European  data space for cultural heritage together: The role of Europeana, content aggregation and strategic frameworks' explored the creation of the Data Space for Cultural Heritage. It took place in the context of the European Commission’s Recommendation 2021/1970 of 10 November 2021.

Rewatch the event here

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Read Culture Action Europe's new publication: Culture in the EU’s National Recovery and Resilience Plans.

January 2022

This publication, developed by Culture Action Europe and its membership, offers an overview of the place of culture in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) of the Member States of the European Union.

This brief overview aims at analysing what types of investments and reforms (if any) are contained in the NRRPs directly supporting Europe’s cultural ecosystem, which has been among the most affected by the long crisis and the subsequent containment measures.

It follows up on the call by the European cultural and creative sectors, and backed by the European Parliament, to specifically earmark  at the very least 2% of each NRRP for culture.

Read the publication here


2022 Creative Europe Programme (CREA) with a budget of around 385 millions euros from the European Commission is now adopted!

February 2022

On January, the European Commission adopted the 2022 work programme of Creative Europe, followed by the launch of a Call for Proposals for EU action grants in the field of Culture under the Creative Europe Programme. The publication of its programme gives an overview of the structure and objectives of Creative Europe, the budget for each action in the
different strands, a description of the grants to apply for and on the implementation of the programme


Read the report: A Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation by Culture Action Europe

February 2022

The third edition of the Annual Policy Conversation “A Cultural Deal for Europe” brought the European cultural ecosystem in a dialogue with  EU policy-makers, advocating for culture to be central in the EU’s green and sustainable future.The online event happened in the framework of the #CulturalDealEU campaign, jointly developed by Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance.

Read the detailed report of the event here

 Endorse the #CulturalDealEu here!

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Discover 4CH's advisory board

January 2022

The project Advisory Board is a consultative body formed by high-level experts representing cultural institutions, heritage agencies and ministries, international organizations, professional associations or having special expertise on key technologies. It advises the project, provides feedback on its products, and liaises it with the civil society and the heritage community, serving as ambassadors of the  project. The Advisory Board members are invited to join since project start.  It is convened jointly with project management meetings. It will self-organize its activity with administrative support from the project.

Watch the video on the advisory board here!


Discover PREVISION's promotional video

December 2021

Watch  PREVISION's promotional video! The five minutes video highlights the most important tools and services generated to cope with the project. It also brings forward the possible cases in which it can be applied.

Watch it by clicking here!

Have a look at PREVISION's Youtube channel!

More about the project here!

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CulturEU, the new “one-stop-shop” for funding opportunities for culture

November 2021

Commissioner Mariya Gabriel officially launched CulturEU, a new user-friendly tool for cultural stakeholders to navigate available funding opportunities for the cultural and creative sectors in EU programmes 2021-2027. CulturEU is available as an interactive online webtool and as a printable guidebook. It covers opportunities linked to around 20 EU funding programmes that can support projects with a cultural and creative dimension, from the environment, to digital Europe and EU Structural Funds. The tool has been developed by the European Commission to support all types and sizes of cultural and creative stakeholders by helping them navigate the EU funding landscape and access EU funding more easily.

You can find the tool here.


Watch Michael Culture Association at the EVA/Minerva Conference 2021

December 2021

Michael Culture Association has been invited to present different projects and initiatives at the EVA/Minerva Brazil International Conference in São Paulo, Brasil. The conference hosted a rich meeting between cultural heritage professionals, developers and suppliers of advanced technologies from Brazil and Europe.

On December 8th, Michael Culture  Association presented educational, social and cultural projects in a workshop & round table on "Digital Cultural Heritage supporting Social and Educational Innovation".

Watch the panel session by clicking here!

More about EVA/Minerva here!


Read the Commission's recommendation on a common European data space for cultural heritage

November 2021

The European Commission has published a recommendation on a common European data space for cultural heritage. The aim is to accelerate the digitization of cultural heritage assets!

The Commission recommends Member States to accelerate the digitization of all cultural heritage monuments and sites, objects and artefacts for future generations, to protect and preserve those at risk, and boost their reuse in domains such as education, sustainable tourism and cultural creative sectors.

One of the objectives is to digitize all monuments and sites that are at risk of degradation and half of those highly frequented by tourists by 2030 within member States.

Download and read the recommandation here


Michael Culture Association joins of the New European Bauhaus

November 2021

We are pleased to announce that Michael Culture Association is now a member of the New European Bauhaus!

The New European Bauhaus brings a cultural and creative dimension to the European Green Deal, aiming to demonstrate how sustainable innovation offers tangible, positive experiences in our daily life. It intends to translate the European Green Deal into tangible change on the ground that improves daily life, in buildings, in public spaces.

As a trans-domain network devoted to the digital cultural heritage communities, MCA is proud to be able to contribute to the discussion of the NEB, introducing it to our members, audience and partners made of aggregators, museum professionals, cultural institutions, etc.

Download the Commission communication on the NEB here

Download the report on the NEB co-design here

Download the NEB Policy ecosystem here


Discover the Europeana climate action manifesto!

November 2021

The Europeana Foundation, the Europeana Network Association and the Europeana Aggregators' Forum, have agreed to advocate for and embed working practices that minimise the digital cultural heritage sector’s impact on the climate and environment through a manifesto.

The objective is to ensure that the sector’s digital transformation is environmentally efficient and sustainable. The manifesto brings forward a set of rules and principles guiding how we can plan, collaborate, operate and advocate in ecologically responsible ways. The manifesto has four major principles which will guide the action plan and activities: planning, collaborating, operating and avocating.

Read more about the manifesto here


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MCA at Europeana 2021

November 2021

As the cultural heritage sector looks to recover, rebuild and grow in post-pandemic times, Europeana 2021 - from 10 - 12 November 2021 - aimed to raise voices from across the sector to empower digital transformation and explore the role digital cultural heritage plays in supporting a sustainable, responsible and inspiring cultural heritage sector for today and tomorrow.

On this occasion, Corinne Szteinsznaider, Maria Teresa Natale and Pier Giacomo Sola from Michael Culture Association animated a workshop on "Culture Heritage supporting Creative and Critical Thinking in Education" on Wednesday 10 November 2021. The workshop included a presentation of 3 Erasmus+ projects MCA is involved in: Creative School, CrowdSchool & The GLAMers as well as a practical session.

You can (re)watch MCA's session here!

Explore Europeana 2021 and get ready for Europeana 2022!

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New project alert: PITCHER 

November 2021

Michael Culture Association is proud to announce its participation as a project partner in PITCHER, a brand new Erasmsus + project (2021-2024) coordinated by Bibracte (France).

The main objective of the project consists of the design and  test of a set of open educational resources, to be made available also  online, focusing on improving the educators’ capacity in preparing new   learning experiences to support the fight against looting and illicit  trafficking of cultural goods, thanks to the rich repositories of digital cultural heritage accessible through the web.

The project  intends to propose a new model for addressing young people about the problem of fighting the looting and illicit trafficking of cultural  goods, focusing on school teachers, in order to raise their awareness and enhance their professional development in this field.

More about the project here

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News about the MEMEX project: Policy Brief 2 uploaded and capacity building events on the way!

November 2021

The second MEMEX Policy Brief (PB) has just been released. It analyses the stakes of social impact assessment and evaluation tools with a special focus on "Societal Readiness Levels".

Read the second Policy Brief here!

The project's pilots are currently organising a local capacity-building event that aims at presenting the first results to social-cultural professionals as well as to policymakers. These capacity-building events will take place in Lisbon (6th of December) and Barcelona (17th of December) and Paris (2022).

Read more about the pilots here!

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Voices of Culture - (Re)-Engaging Digital Audiences In The Cultural Sectors – Improving Audience Data

Michael Culture Association will participate as a representative of Culture Action Europe in the structured dialogue on ‘(Re)-Engaging Digital Audiences In The Cultural Sectors – Improving Audience Data with the European Commission

 alongside 35 experts organizations. Experts will engage on the topic of understanding digital audiences, 
with a special focus on performing arts and cultural heritage. 
In light of COVID-19, discussions will focus particularly on lessons 
learned from lockdown-induced practices to understand existing digital 
audiences and engage new ones, as well as to collect and manage digital 
audience data. Participants will produce a Brainstorming Report, which will be presented to the European Commission at the Dialogue Meeting on 8th March 2022.

More about the dialogue here

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Amplify, make the future of Europe yours

Today, project partners submit their visions and recommendations to the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) platform, as a result of a series of community listening sessions organised in their local areas. The #Amplify project calls on the cultural and creative ecosystem to engage on the CoFoE platform and bring visibility to the less represented voices.

Through working sessions occurring until January 2022, these panels will meet to discuss the key topics and ideas from the CoFoE online platform and present the outcome of their discussions and debate them with other participants in the Conference Plenary.

In order for culture to have a chance to be taken up in the Conference, Amplify recommendations need to be seen by as many people as possible.

In order for Culture and its values to find their rightful place in the European debate and the CoFoE, support the recommendations published by the Amplify Hubs from different countries !

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WE-Hope at Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture

October 2021

We are proud to announce that WE Hope has selected its two artists to develop the public artwork driven by the stories housed within the project and due to premiere in October 2021 at Frequency international Festival of Digital Culture in Lincoln, UK.

Zach Walker of Make Amplify developped the visuals and interactivity. MakeAmplify is an award-winning collective of artists and technologists under the artistic directorship of Jennifer Irons and Zach Walker. They create spectacular outdoor and immersive events that connect people and transform public spaces, engaging communities and audiences in experiences that combine the physical, emotional and digital.

Alongside, acclaimed composer and vocal artist Juliet Russell performed a musical and vocal score, accompanied by a local choir. Juliet’s music has been performed by Choirs to bhangra bands – heard in Cathedrals, Castles, Mayan temple sites and football stadiums. Her solo performances have spanned venues from the National Theatre rooftops to under the Brooklyn Bridge.

More about WE-Hope at the Frequency Festival in Lincoln

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CRAFTED Kick-Off Meeting

The CRAFTED-2020 partners gathered in Athens on the first of October 2021 for the project Kick-Off meeting. The CRAFTED project aims to support the transfer of European crafts to future generations by aggregating, enriching and promoting tangible crafts heritage and preserving intangible skills and knowledge from craftsmen and artisans.
This project is a Europeana Generic Services project, and it is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

The project aims to enable the preservation of both material and immaterial aspects of craftsmanship and thus ensure a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the communities and cultures from whom it belongs to. For this, the project will aggregate more than 186,000 new high-quality records that showcase tangible objects produced or used by artisans and document their immaterial context, such as techniques and knowledge. Additionally, it will upgrade over 26,000 records already existing in Europeana to an open license.


Last update about the NEW BAUHAUS (September 2021)

On September 15th, the European Commission provided additional information on the New European Bauhaus (NEB). The New European Bauhaus intends to translate the European Green Deal into tangible change on the ground that improves daily life, in buildings, in public spaces, but also in fashion or furniture.

In the report and its Annex, the EC presents the Report on the co-design phase ; the mobilisation of 85 million euros among existing EU programs such as ERDF and Creative Europe to finance the NEB ; and the NEB policy ecosystem.

The first edition of the NEB prizes has been celebrate with 20 winners selected on the base of the  three New European Bauhaus values: sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion.

  • Download the full communication here
  • Read about the NEWS BAUHAUS here  
  • Access to the NEB Award 2021 (replay) here


Following the CAE board elections in June, the board members have recently met and decided upon the new presidium.

Therefore Corinne Szteinsznaider, coordinator of Michael Culture, is joining the board presidium of Culture Action Europe as co-treasurer.

With renewed forces, CAE and its board are looking forward to continuing joint efforts to put culture at the heart of public debate and decision-making.

More info and full presidium on Culture Action Europe website




September 2020

Digital technologies are a decisive factor for the relevance of Cultural Heritage in the future.
Beyond responding to the public consultation, we - VIMM, CUT, NEMO, CAE & MCA - would like to stress some key developments and challenges that we deem central to digital cultural heritage. wish to contribute to the ongoing discussion a few additional ideas, which can be found in the attached Open Letter to the EC: Open Letter


Porto Santo Charter

MCA was honoured to to co-chair a workshop of the Conference “From Democratization to Cultural Democracy: Rethinking Institutions and Practices” organised under the auspices of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, between the 27th and the 28th of April 2021. The Conference gathered 450 participants from 37 countries around the world.

More resources, including videos of the conference, will soon be posted online at https://portosantocharter.eu/ .

Read the charter HERE



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

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