Four years of the Open GLAM survey

Fresh insight, important updates and new visualisations into the global picture of open access to cultural heritage

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Europeana and the Open GLAM survey

''Miss Mission'' series by Robert Yarnall Richie, August 1944. DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, no known copyright restrictions.

Why aggregators matter and how a fresh look at Europeana changed the picture of open access to cultural heritage in Europe

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What’s the latest picture of Open GLAM?

As 2021 draws to a close, how many cultural institutions have adopted open access policies, and how have they done this? Here’s the latest picture.

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Open Access and Art History in the 21st Century: The Case for Open GLAM

Flemish, The Prodigal Son Among the Courtisanes, ca. 1530

A key principle of Open GLAM is that works in the public domain should remain in the public domain once digitised. However, many museums assert copyright in digital reproductions of public domain artworks. How legally legitimate is this?

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The case for open access

Staying visible and relevant online is a pressing challenge for cultural heritage institutions

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Open Access Scope in Open GLAM

How many cultural heritage institutions release all or some of their public domain collections open access?

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Uncovering the global picture of Open GLAM

How many cultural heritage institutions make their digital collections available for free reuse? How do they do this, and where is open access most prevalent?

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