ICCROM launches Sustaining Digital Heritage Initiative
We live in a digital era: A significant portion of the world’s cultural heritage is accessed digitally. Contrary to popular belief, digital data can be vulnerable. Specific skills and knowledge are required to ensure the continued accessibility of born-digital and digitized heritage. Growing volumes of content, as well as proprietary and changing technologies, has made this work more complex. Tackling this issue, ICCROM – known worldwide for its pioneering research and capacity development in the field of heritage conservation – will launch, on 18 July 2022, the Sustaining Digital Heritage (SDH) programme: a new initiative to safeguard heritage in the digital domain, created in collaboration with NISV and AVP.
On 18 July 2022 at 15:00 CET, a Launch Event for the programme will explain how SDH will build capacities and a cross-sectoral network. The event will also introduce an institutional self-scan, “the sustainability test,” and feature industry leaders, innovators and changemakers.