Douglas McCarthy presenting at Publiek Domein Dag 2023


I enjoy sharing insights and exchanging ideas at public events and I have participated in conferences around the world, from Mexico City to Tel Aviv to Hong Kong, and online in the COVID-19 era.

On this page you’ll find a selection of presentations on open access, cultural heritage and public engagement.

If you’d like me to join your event, please get in touch.

Selected Presentations and Events

United Nations SDGs and the Open GLAM survey, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 26 April 2024

Selling Sunset, Royal Library of Belgium, 7 March 2024

Digital Alchemy 數位煉金術 – Open Access Innovation for Museum Collections, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 24 November 2023

This is not IP I’m familiar with – The strange afterlife and untapped potential of public domain content in GLAM institutions, Open and Engaged 2023, British Library, 30 October 2023

INSERT COIN – How Museums Try and Mostly Fail to Monetise Public Domain Heritage, Gikii 2023, 8 September 2023

Open – connecting cultural heritage with digital audiences, keynote given at Taiwan’s International Conference on Museums and Cultural Democracy, 7 October 2022

Open GLAM today, Museumsverband Sachsen-Anhalt, 13 September 2022

Hawking Hogarth with Dr Andrea Wallace, Icepops 2022

How to find great open access content with Medhavi Gandhi, Digital Storytelling Festival 2022

Where are we now? Reflections on Open GLAM today, Creative Commons Open GLAM Chapter

Reuse of heritage data and open licences, with Dr Andrea Wallace, SunoikisisDC 2022

It’s yours: Democratising cultural heritage with open access, Heritage Collections Management 2022

Open approaches: aggregation and engagement at Europeana at Data to Power webinar

Open GLAM: It’s Yours, Public Domain Day 2022 in Nigeria

Open access to cultural heritage: opportunities and challenges, Conocimiento Abierto, Chile

Golden Records: Information and Fragility in the Digital Realm, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History

From tweet to sheet: crowdsourcing a global survey of Open GLAM, with Dr Andrea Wallace, csv,conf,v6

New Horizons in Open GLAM, Intellectual Property and Heritage Restitution, SunoikisisDC (YouTube)

Open GLAM: It’s Yours, Open Archief 2021, Rotterdam

Open GLAM Christmas, with Dr Andrea Wallace, UK Copyright Literacy (recording)

A brief introduction to the Open GLAM survey, UNESCO Bangkok webinar (slides)

Content licensing in the GLAM sector, Asian Licensing Conference 2020, Hong Kong

What Open Access principles do we need for cultural heritage?, Managing Rights Data: Multiple Approaches, Multiple Institutions, VRA 2020 Baltimore

You, me and Open GLAM, keynote for Coding da Vinci Westfalen-Ruhrgebiet 2019

Open: Enabling creative reuse in GLAM, University of Hamburg

Open Access for an Open Society: GLAM Insights, re:publica19, Berlin (YouTube)

Insight from a global survey of Open GLAM, with Sarah Powell, NDF 2019, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Open GLAM around the world: Developing a global survey of open access policy and practice in the GLAM sector, with Dr Andrea Wallace, GLAMWiki Conference, Tel Aviv

Let’s Connect the World with Culture, Liburutegiaren Eguna 2019, San Sebastián

Transfer des Wissens – From Hamburg to the World, Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg

Europeana at Ten: Insights from our first decade, Open GLAM Mexico

The More You Give, The More You Get, Helsinki

Positive Exposure – Connecting Culture with Europeana, Memoriav, Lausanne

Des nouvelles d’Europeana, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris

Europeana and You, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Making the Most of It: Reuse and Content Production for Learning with Friederike Fankhänel, Sharing is Caring Hamburg

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