Community Involvement in Theme Museums

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Set art free, and the rest will follow? Facilitation as key to successful user engagement For more than 5 years, SMK has been working towards releasing our digitized collections in the Public Domain. This has been a long and winding process, and we’re far from done yet. But so far, we offer 25,000 images for free download. Open access to our collections, however, is just a prerequisite. Setting art free does not necessarily entail new and rewarding forms of re-use, if people aren’t aware of the resource, or don’t know what to do with it. In my talk, I will address facilitation as a necessary consequence of openness, and let you in on some of the things we are doing at SMK to facilitate re-use that help our users do great things with their cultural heritage. This includes interventions in urban space, remix exhibitions, and Wiki Labs.
Period2 Sept 2015
Event typeConference
Conference number15
LocationTallinn, EstoniaShow on map