The fifth Sharing is Caring Conference was held in Aarhus during the city’s tenure as European Capital of Culture. During the Conference the participants has the opportunity to visit the new public Library Dokk1, the Manor Museum Gammel Estrup and the contemporary art museum Museum Jorn. As the main conference lasted two days the venues included the old Helsingør Theatre af Den Gamle By and ARoS Art Museum.
About the programme:
The digitisation of cultural heritage collections has been going on for several decades now, promising unprecedented potentials for the GLAM sector to fulfil its public mission of opening up knowledge and
culture to the participation and enjoyment of all citizens.
The big question is, how can the GLAM sector demonstrate that we are achieving this ambition through the digitally powered public engagement efforts we have been developing on the base of digitisation?
Increasingly, politicians and funders are demanding numbers to show that the tax or private money spent on culture have tangible societal impact. How have people’s opportunities to learn, create and contribute to their culture and society improved after we started providing access to digitised collections? Is it even possible to produce hard evidence of such improvements?
Check out pictures from the conference.