Glowing greenish 2-dimensional view of statues of human figures in a 3-dimensional scan of the interior of in the Hypogeum of the Volumnis in Perugia, Italy.

Scanning 3D: Cultural Heritage Preservation, Access and Revitalization

On 7 February 2023, Creative Commons will host a panel discussion on 3D scanning, preservation, access and revitalization of cultural heritage. As 3D technologies advance and cultural heritage institutions around the world seek better ways to enable people to engage with their collections, we also see cultural artifacts threatened by global climate change, armed conflict, … Read More “Scanning 3D: Cultural Heritage Preservation, Access and Revitalization”

Pioneers of Open Culture: A look back at how open access happened at three early adopters

Ever wondered how it must have been for some of the first cultural heritage institutions to embark on their open access journey? Michael Weinberg, Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law, talked to three major institutions that helped shape the early open GLAM / open culture movement to … Read More “Pioneers of Open Culture: A look back at how open access happened at three early adopters”

CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World

This week, the international community celebrates 30 years of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program. At Creative Commons (CC), we applaud the program’s achievements in enhancing preservation and access to documentary heritage from galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) around the globe. We laud the multitude of efforts enlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, … Read More “CC celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Memory of the World”

UNESCO MONDIACULT2022: A Starting Point for Open Culture

This week, policymakers from around the world gather in Mexico for MONDIACULT2022, the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development, a critical event that is bound to shape the future of international cultural policies worldwide. In the lead-up to MONDIACULT2022, Creative Commons’ (CC) Brigitte Vézina delivered a keynote to the international forum “Digitalizar … Read More “UNESCO MONDIACULT2022: A Starting Point for Open Culture”

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CC at UN #GlobalGoalsWeek 2022

Want to build a fairer, more peaceful world? Creative Commons does and we are joining over 170 other organizations in New York City during 16–25 September to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during 2022 #GlobalGoalsWeek. CC’s deep engagement with the SDGs comes from two of our fundamental beliefs: First, that … Read More “CC at UN #GlobalGoalsWeek 2022”

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Members Share Their Experiences with the CC Open Culture Platform

Do you know about the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform? It’s a space for open culture and cultural heritage practitioners, advocates, and enthusiasts to share resources, hold conversations, and collaborate on matters related to open access to cultural heritage, especially heritage held in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). As we were curious about our … Read More “Members Share Their Experiences with the CC Open Culture Platform”

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What are the barriers to open culture? Here’s what the CC community has to say

What are the barriers to open culture? What challenges do cultural heritage institutions — such as galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) — face in making their collections openly accessible online? How could Creative Commons support institutions in addressing these challenges and taking part in better sharing of cultural heritage? In search of answers, we … Read More “What are the barriers to open culture? Here’s what the CC community has to say”