Ben Vershbow

Ben is Director of Community Programs (libraries, education, cultural heritage) at Wikimedia Foundation. He has for
more than a decade worked at the intersection of libraries, scholarly communication, arts, and the web. He has founded and led
founded and led the NYPL Labs, an innovation program at New York Public Library, which spearheaded a wide range of digitization, open data, digital humanities, and crowdsourcing initiatives.

Ben currently leads the Foundation’s Community Programs team, which seeks to foster deeper collaboration between the Wikimedia movement and professional knowledge domains such as education, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, and the scientific community.

Submit a Lightning talk

Do you have experiences with opening up a GLAM collection? Have you led a crowdsourcing project? Do you work with free resources from GLAM collections? Join the conversation! We have a limited number of slots for lightning talks available. Submit you proposal to before June 15th!


Sharing is Caring – Stockholm Extension

Open Data – now what? Applying principles of openness and collaboration in strategy and practice

Sharing is Caring is back in 2019 with an event in Sweden’s capital! The conference in Stockholm focusses on how to build an active community around the recourses GLAMS provide. We want to raise understanding for what the users of our material want and need. As always, the Sharing is Caring confrence provides loads of possibilities for exchange and discussion as well as hands-on workshops.

Sharecare x Stockholm 2019 is hosted by Nationalmuseum and the National Historical Museums in collaboration with the National Heritage Board.

Date: September 16th -17th 2019
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
The Royal Armoury, Stockholm

Book your early-bird ticket here

Speakers: Loic Tallon (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Merete Sanderhoff (Statens Museum for Kunst), Andrea Wallace (University of Exeter), Andrei Taraschuk (Art Bot Builder), Jill Cousins (The Hunt Museum), Emil Andersson (@daily_paintings)

Sharecare x Stockholm 2019 is hosted by Nationalmuseum and the National Historical Museums in collaboration with the National Heritage Board.

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Johan Andersson

Johan is a Swedish video game designer and studio manager for Paradox Development Studio.
His design philosophy is “to create believable worlds.” – can GLAM collections help reaching that goal? Can  historical computergames play a role in teaching history?

Sofia Dahlquist

Sofia Dahlquist is a Web Editor, Coordinator and Educator at Stockholmskällan, the City of Stockholm Administration of Education, Sweden. Sofia Dahlquist has a background in the Museum Sector where she has been working as a Museum Educator and Curator specialized on digital pedagogics. Sofia studied Ethnology and has a Bachelor of Arts from Lund University, Sweden.

Bodil Axelsson

Bodil Axelsson is a researcher at Linköpings university. Her interdisciplinary research examines heritagization, that is processes in which cultural institutions, associations and individuals produce meaningful pasts.

Moreover she does fieldwork on cultural institution’s digital practices. Previous research projects have focused on historical theater plays, popular history magazines, cultural history museum’s contemporary collecting, and artistic work.  

Emil Andersson

Emil is a Swedish journalist and founder of @Daily_Paintings, one of Instagram’s biggest art history accounts. He is convinced that social media will change the art history canon and will show that the internet’s most popular painting is not the one you’re thinking of.

Jill Cousins

Jill Cousins is the Director and CEO of the Hunt Museum, Ireland, where she is working on digitization and opening up of the collection to new audiences at the same time as positioning the Hunt Museum as the pivot in the cultural revival and regeneration of the city of Limerick.  

Jill was formerly the Executive Director of Europeana Foundation, building up Europeana from a project idea to an operational service, attracting €8 million of funds per annum and developing world markets in education, research and creative industry for the contributing cultural heritage institutions.   Europeana is seen as the example for other largescale continental cultural heritage platforms. Jill is on the Boards of CLIR and the Digital Libraries Forum, the University of Limerick Glucksman Advisory Board, the Visiting Committee for Getty Digital and the Advisory Board of IMPACT.

Thomas Flynn

Thomas is Cultural Heritage Lead at He began working with 3D for cultural heritage at the British Museum, creating the museum’s first online collection of downloadable 3D scans. He went on to co-found Museum in a Box ( in 2015 and joined Sketchfab in 2017.

At Sketchfab, he helps individuals and institutions make the most of sharing their collections online in 3D, connects the creative 3D community with the cultural, and encourages both open and commercial licensing of 3D data.
Thomas’s work focuses on exploring the possibilities of accessible 3D digitisation and online 3D & XR and encouraging institutions large and small to share their knowledge, workflows and experiments in this rapidly evolving field.

Andrea Wallace

Andrea joined the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Law in August 2017. She completed her PhD in Cultural Heritage Law with the CREATe RC UK Centre Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy at the University of Glasgow in partnership with the National Library of Scotland. Andrea’s research explores legal issues surrounding copyright, cultural institutions, and the public domain. She frequently writes and presents on open culture and the impact that a claim to copyright in reproductions has on meaningful access to and reuse of our common cultural heritage in the public domain.