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Christian Dawson — Open Culture VOICES, Season 2 Episode 7

Open Culture

“Open Culture creates a level playing field by making knowledge accessible to everyone regardless of geography.”  In this episode we get more insight into the role technology can play for Open Culture and how society benefits from the curation of open access collections. Our media often keeps information siloed but Open Access and Open Culture can bridge cultures and perspectives.

Open Culture VOICES is a series of short videos that highlight the benefits and barriers of open culture as well as inspiration and advice on the subject of opening up cultural heritage. Christian Dawson is the Executive Director of the MHz Foundation which provides technology tools for GLAM institutions and organizations to improve their open access programs. Christian has worked with numerous organizations which now share their collections openly thanks to the work of the MHz Foundation and Curationist.

Christian responds to the following questions:

  1. What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
  2. What are the barriers?
  3. Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
  4. Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?

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Want to hear more insights from Open Culture experts from around the world? Watch more episodes of Open Culture VOICES here >>

Posted 21 March 2023