Douglas McCarthy holds an MA in Art History and has worked internationally in museums and archives for almost twenty years. In his current role as Collections Manager at Europeana, Douglas fulfils its mission to ‘transform the world with culture’ by creating compelling narratives using digital collections to be freely shared, reused and remixed. He writes regularly about open access for Europeana Pro and has interviewed leading professionals from institutions such as the Musée de Bretagne, Pinakotheken, Wellcome Collection, Slovak National Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Douglas is an active member of the global Open GLAM community and collaborates with many organisations such as Creative Commons, openglam.org and the Wikimedia Foundation. He leads an international survey of open access policy and practice in the GLAM sector with Dr Andrea Wallace and writes about this work on Medium. Douglas is the founder and co-editor of the Medium publication Open GLAM and he has been an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Digital Media Management since 2012. Follow him on Twitter.