addresses legal, technical and conceptual definitions relevant to Virtual Museums. A common understanding and language is needed in order to have a fundamental basis and reach common standards; modernize the legal framework; promote re-use; identify research and innovation needs; and obtain complementary investments. Above all, sound and effective policy discussion needs to be founded on solid common understandings.

Working Groups:

WORKING GROUP 1.1 – WHAT IS A VIRTUAL MUSEUM?

WORKING GROUP 1.2 – METADATA, TERMINOLOGY AND IDENTIFIER STANDARDS

WORKING GROUP 1.3 – PARTNERING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

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Europeana Space – Creative Re-Use of Digital Cultural Content

Image source: https://www.europeana-space.eu/pop-up-museum/ Pop-Up Museum – Where Digital meets Physical The Pop-Up Museum offers cultural institutions and content holders in general the opportunity to showcase their digitised collections and to engage new and existing audiences with effective virtual exhibitions. After accomplishing the task of creating 6 thematic pilots to showcase creative reuse of digital cultural heritage, […]

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Is it AI or a Circus Automaton? Alter 3 conducted “Scary Beauty“, a German debut performance with the Japanese Philharmonic Düsseldorf and Keiichiro Shibuya (piano)

Image credit: Monika Ritterhaus, tanzhaus nrw Here comes another example of humanoid robotics: Alter 3. Jointly developed by laboratories studying artificial life at Osaka University and the University of Tokyo, Alter is powered by a neural network. Uniquely, the robot decides to move on its own, waving its arms, fingers, the upper torso, and its […]

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Is it AI or a Circus Automaton? Sophia, the world hottest robot at the Meta Marathon in Düsseldorf (Germany)

Image credits: Seer, Emotions © Takayuki Todo Live, love, party, and work with robots from March 15 to March 17, 2019, the META MARATHON 2019 was dedicated to the subject of robotics. Not only could visitors participate in workshops, talks, and performances, they could also share their living space with robots, including the opportunity to spend […]

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NEMO: Benefits and Disadvantages of the new Copyright Directive for Museums

The user benefits and disadvantages of the new Copyright Directive’s effects on nine different issue areas are analysed on the website Communia. Museums and other cultural heritage institutions are deemed to benefit from the new directive when it comes to serving their users online. Read more…

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Joint Statement between Europa Nostra and VIMM

On May 1st (labour day) VIMM signed a joint statement with Europa Nostra in Brussels. Highlighting the role of digital technologies  in the future of cultural heritage in the context of the Berlin Call to Action. The agreement has been signed by the Secretary General Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mahailovic, Piet Jaspaert and Marinos Iaonnides.

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