The Google Cultural Institute was established in 2010 with a simple mission – to ‘help preserve and promote culture online’. In pursuit of this mission, they have already launched the successful Google Art Project, as well as supporting cultural institutions in digitizing their collections and sharing them online.
Today, the Google Cultural Institute has announced the launch of an exciting new platform, designed to provide cultural institutions with the tools to bring their collections to a truly global audience. We had the opportunity of interviewing the Institute’s Director, Steve Crossan, about the announcement and Google’s plans for the future. (more…)
The Collections Trust is an independent not-for-profit organisation working in the UK and internationally to promote excellence and innovation in Collections Management and positively champion collections and their public value within the museum, arts & related heritage sectors. The Collections Trust works with approximately 20,000 museums and heritage organisations worldwide, and is funded through a combination of trading activity, grant-in-aid from the Arts Council England and programme support through the European Commission.
We are now seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to join our skills-based Board and to support the strategic leadership of this dynamic organisation as it moves into the next phase of its development. (more…)