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CC Celebrates International Museum Day 2023 — Museums, Sustainability and Well-being

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Animated leaves, grass, a rabbit and windmills in the background. International Museum Day 2023 Poster, International Council of Museums

It’s International Museum Day today, and at Creative Commons (CC), we are thrilled to celebrate museums under this year’s theme of Museums, Sustainability and Well-being.  Museums play an important role in sustainable development — they are in fact instrumental in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — and in supporting the well-being of…

Michal Čudrnák — Open Culture VOICES, Season 2 Episode 15

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Screenshot from Michal Čudrnák from Open Culture Voices by Creative Commons, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License Michal Čudrnák from Open Culture Voices by Creative Commons, CC BY 4.0

  “If you’re considering opening up, start small” says Michal Čudrnák, the Head of Digital Collections at the Slovak National Gallery. When you open up just a small part first you will see what unfolds and can learn in the process what works for your community and what they interested in and how your community…

We’re Launching the CC Open GLAM Program

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"National Gallery of Art" by Phil Roeder (CC BY 2.0)

Following our recent announcement of a major grant from Arcadia to advance open access at galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs), we’re excited to officially launch Creative Commons’ Open GLAM program. In this post, we share an overview of the program’s rationale and briefly introduce our key program areas. ——— GLAMs’ public interest mission, rooted…

The Future of Museums Is Open

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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…

National Libraries and a Museum open up their data using CC0


CC0 has been getting lots of love in the last couple months in the realm of data, specifically GLAM data (GLAM as in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums). The national libraries of Spain and Germany have released their bibliographic data using the CC0 public domain dedication tool. For those of you who don’t know what that…