Lehmann & Werder Museumsmedien

  • Best Practice Network: Spaces of possibility for the creative re-use of digital cultural content
  • This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 621037

Spaces of possibility for the creative re-use of digital cultural content

The objective of Europeana Space is to increase and enhance the creative industries’ use of Europeana and other online collections of digital cultural content, by delivering a range of resources to support their engagement.  The use of digital cultural heritage by the creative industries is still limited by factors including issues around the IPR status of content and the need for business models demonstrating the potential for exploitation of available content. In addressing these problems Europeana Space brings together high-level key expertise  from the European creative industries, technology-based enterprises, the cultural heritage sector and higher education.

Toolbox Video

The Toolbox is ready to use. Watch the video and find out more about the Toolbox, its use and possibilities:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q1ca88il_4



Themed Pilots

Europeana Space project will develop six Pilots, which will cover the following thematic areas: Europeana TV, Photography, Dance, Games, Open and Hybrid Publishing, Museums. The pilots will be a means to explore different scenarios for the re-use of digital cultural content, with a special focus on the re-use of the content accessible via Europeana.
Teaser video about the outcomes of the six pilots


Search in Europeana via Museums Pilot Toolbox

Since the end of July the users of the museums sup pilot Toolbox can search in Europeana for items and use them within the Toolbox. By using the Europena API the Toolbox offers now the possibility to search and link Europeana items directly to the Toolbox. This milestone marks the prototype II of Toolbox development and enriches  the service and the uses enormously: not only local data, but data from Europenana can be used now in the same database, to create educational and promotional materials.
Special thanks to the developer team at Museumsmedien.





Europeana Space II International Conference

Creative reuse of cultural heritage and contemporary practices: challenges and opportunities in the digital world
This event, organized in Tallinn on 10-11 December 2015 by the Estonian Ministry of Culture, will generate new perspectives for the wider re-use of cultural heritage and contemporary practices within a framework of creative experimentation and novel dialogue between multidisciplinary sectors. It will present a critical review of the project’s creative prototypes, focusing on the lessons learnt in their development and move towards sustainable results.
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9 October 2015: Europeana Space Creative Marketing workshop

Digital Culture, Social Media and Innovation for the Cultural Heritage

Pisa 9th October 2015, Sala Bianchi – Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
The cultural sector has always been facing the great challenge of building its audience, but the digital shift changed radically how cultural heritage is made, disseminated, distributed, accessed, consumed and monetised. One of the most important revolutions is that visitors’ role changed dramatically, shifting from passive observers to active participants and contents producers.
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Europeana Space technical workshop

Europeana Space is establishing a Technical Space as a framework for storing, accessing and processing cultural heritage content and metadata. Based upon IPR licensing, curators, scholars, professional users and developers will be able to search for and manage resources within a safe space, to use and re-use them for the evolution of knowledge and the development of applications.
Videos of the technical workshop are available here:


Europeana Space IPR workshop

Coventry (UK), St. Mary’s Guildhall, 2nd March 2015, h. 9.30 – 17.30, including an evening reception with networking session h. 18.00 – 19.30.
A 3-module workshop about Intellectual Property and related technology: this workshop focuses on digital cultural content rights in a non-traditional way, aiming at making content providers aware of technical frameworks and advances that support to better manage the licenses.
Confirmed Speakers: Sarah Whatley (Coventry University, project’s coordinator), Charlotte Waelde (University of Exeter), Prodromos Tsiavos (Postscriptum), Frederik Temmermans, Peter Schelkens, Ann Dooms (iMinds).
Watch the Video

Toolbox in use for Video Production

The best practice video “Survival in Disguise – from Poland to Berlin” has started. The video describes the story of the  couple Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, who helped several Polish Jews to escape and survive.The workspace was created, text, photos and documents were uploaded, the voice over has been produced. Get an impression, listen to the voice

E-Space meets SMV

The Saarland Museum Association (SMV) signed the E-Space cooperation agreement.

Toolbox Prototype 1 is finished.

The Typo3 CMS based web service is now ready to create the first examples for the educational work in memorials.






E-Space meets EHRI, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure

Names of Shoah Victims: from Scattered Sources to Individual Personal Stories October 20-21, 2014: an International Workshop at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), supported by the European Commission.
A guided tour through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe for the attendees of the workshop was given by the deputy director Ulrich Baumann.
The E-Space project was introduced and possible collaborations with the Museums pilot Toolbox(e.g. with Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdamd, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) were discussed.
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Opening Conference in Venice

The Europeana Space opening conference in Venice was a great event. The plenary meeting summed up at what stage the project is, and what are the next steps.

The communication between the partners and the discussion in thematic working groups were very inspiring and helpful for the continuing the work on museums subpilot Toolbox.

To clarify the aim of each hackathon the Waag Scociety organised an interesting workshop with the six pilots. On the basis of this, the goal, the target audience and the duration of the mueums-hackathon in Venice in autumn 2015 will be developed.

Interesting and informative speeches were held during he two days of conference. The topic of licensing cultural digital content and using it was in the focus of the speeches.

Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society

17th October, Venice will be the venue for culture and knowledge exchange, with focus on digital technologies applied to cultural heritage: the Auditorium Santa Margherita will host an exciting conference entitled.
This conference will include important representatives of European cultural institutions together with experts and researchers in the digital cultural heritage domain. The speeches will focus on the possibilities ofcreative re - use for the available cultural data in new applications, and the implicit business potential that lies in this.
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New exhibition in Berlin

On July 1 2014, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel opened the new permanent exhibition “Resistance against National Socialism” in the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin. The entire social breadth and ideological diversity of the fight against the National Socialist dictatorship is are documented in 18 topic areas. The barrier-free permanent exhibition is accompanied by a wide range of media and materials, along with an audio guide in seven languages and a video guide in German Sign Language.

The Europeana Space partner Museumsmedien produced the extensive digital media offers for the exhibition.


Federal Chancellor : http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/Content/DE/Artikel/2014/07/2014-07-01-gedenken-widerstand-bkin.html

The German Resistance Memorial Center: http://www.gdw-berlin.de/en/home/