Skip to content

Christy Henshaw — Open Culture VOICES, Season 2 Episode 26

Open Culture

“Open access means that we’re able to reach more people in a more equitable fashion.” Christy explains how the Wellcome Collection has been using Open Access to increase the engagement and shared value of an art and culture collection in a private foundation. Christy also shares some insight about the benefits of leveraging existing tools, such as CC Licenses and platforms like Wikicommons, to have a greater positive impact on society.

Open Culture VOICES is a series of short videos that highlight the benefits and barriers of open culture as well as inspiration and advice on the subject of opening up cultural heritage. Christy is the Digital Production Manager at the Wellcome Collection which is a museum and library that is part of the Wellcome Trust, one of the largest trusts in the world dedicated to improving health outcomes globally. The Wellcome Collection has made 300,000 pieces from the collection available online, including procedures and software through Github repositories.

Christy responds to the following questions:

  1. What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
  2. What are the barriers?
  3. Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
  4. Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?

Closed captions are available for this video, you can turn them on by clicking the CC icon at the bottom of the video. A red line will appear under the icon when closed captions have been enabled. Closed captions may be affected by Internet connectivity — if you experience a lag, we recommend watching the videos directly on YouTube.

Want to hear more insights from Open Culture experts from around the world? Watch more episodes of Open Culture VOICES here >>

Posted 26 September 2023