Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Creative Commons and our licenses, we partnered with Fine Acts to commission the “Better Sharing” collection. We are excited to share the collection with the world, which was unveiled last week at CC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The artworks are available on TheGreats.co to be enjoyed, used and adapted, and … Read More “Introducing the “Better Sharing” Illustrations — A Creative Commons & Fine Acts Collaboration”

Eight open GLAM case studies selected: discover the successful projects and their leaders!

In October 2021, Creative Commons launched a call for case studies on open access in cultural institutions, such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs), from low-capacity, non-Western institutions, or representing marginalized, underrepresented communities from various regions. The aim of the open call was to help generate a more global, inclusive, and equitable picture and … Read More “Eight open GLAM case studies selected: discover the successful projects and their leaders!”

Creative Commons welcomes EC recommendation on common European data space for cultural heritage

A few days ago, the European Commission (EC) released a recommendation for a common data space for cultural heritage, which aims to “accelerate the digitization of all cultural heritage monuments and sites, objects and artefacts for future generations, to protect and preserve those at risk, and boost their reuse in domains such as education, sustainable … Read More “Creative Commons welcomes EC recommendation on common European data space for cultural heritage”

Creative Commons Receives $5M Grant from Arcadia to Advance Open Access at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Today Creative Commons (CC) announced that it has received a five-year $5 million grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, to advance open access in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector. The generous grant will enable CC to develop a robust Open GLAM Program that builds upon the … Read More “Creative Commons Receives $5M Grant from Arcadia to Advance Open Access at Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums”

The Future of Museums Is Open

It’s International Museum Day and at Creative Commons (CC) we are thrilled to once again  celebrate the institutions that acquire, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit the world’s heritage for education, study, and enjoyment. This year’s theme is The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine and in this blog post, we imagine a future where museums … Read More “The Future of Museums Is Open”

Open Minds: Celebrating Smithsonian Open Access With Effie Kapsalis

In two days, the Smithsonian will celebrate one year of Smithsonian Open Access. This initiative removed copyright restrictions from 2.8 million digital collection 2D and 3D images and nearly two centuries of data using Creative Commons’ public domain dedication tool (CC0). Launched just before many of us went into lockdown due to COVID-19, Smithsonian Open … Read More “Open Minds: Celebrating Smithsonian Open Access With Effie Kapsalis”