On April 9th, 23 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on advancing digitisation of cultural heritage. They will work closer together to better use state-of-the-art digital technologies in addressing risks that Europe’s rich cultural heritage is facing, enhancing its use and visibility, improving citizen engagement, and supporting spillovers in other sectors such as in tourism.
The declaration has three pillars of action:
- A pan-European initiative for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites;
- Re-use of digitised cultural resources to foster citizen engagement, innovative use and spill-overs in other sectors;
- Enhancing cross-sector and cross-border cooperation and capacity building in the sector of digitised cultural heritage.