Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage

Cultural heritage preservation is crucial not only for maintaining but also for development of society on national, as well as international level. Despite the fact that cultural heritage objects remind us of the past times when today’s technology did not exist yet, technological development can be harnessed for preservation, restoration and research of cultural heritage through its digitisation. With the aim of improving policy instruments for cultural heritage digitisation across Europe, the European Commission launched the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage.

The European Commission invited interested stakeholders, especially citizens, cultural heritage institutions, international organisations, research organisations and academia, to provide feedback on the Commission Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation. Public consultation seeks to receive suggestions for an unified policy instrument to support the digital transformation of cultural heritage.

Feedback period is open until 14 September 2020, interested stakeholders are welcome to submit their feedback here.