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Ninth Meeting of the European Commission's Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE)

The 9th meeting of the Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE) took place as a virtual online meeting in the morning of 22 April 2021. The outcome of the recent evaluation of the recommendation on digitisation, online access and digital preservation of cultural heritage material (2011/711/EU) was presented and discussed. The presentation focused on the changes in the cultural heritage landscape over the past years and how those also bring new opportunities. Furthermore. the importance of 3D technologies was emphasized.

Towards a sustainable ecosystem for long term digital preservation of cultural heritage

In 2017 nine national archives and musea from eight European countries completed a pre-commercial procurement to improve the quality of digital files that preserve our cultural heritage for the long-term future and prevent degeneration of data storage quality over time. The procurement resulted in worldwide adoption of the three resulting open standardised solutions that improve the capacity, accuracy and quality of digital preservation at a reduced cost.

European museum collaboration and innovation space

The new call for proposals will allow museums to cooperate with creative and technology partners in experimental projects to develop solutions that enhance their digital presence or innovate their day-to-day functions and processes.

Technology helping to preserve Europe's cultural heritage

An EU-funded project called Mingei is exploring the possibilities of representing and making accessible both tangible and intangible aspects of craft as cultural heritage.

In this week's episode of Futuris, Euronews finds out more about this project and how technology is helping to engage the younger generation with heritage crafts of the past - on where they originated from and how things were created years ago.