PSF-funded International Conference on Cultural Heritage in the Digital Environment, Riga 21-22 May

Press Release 17 May 2019

From 21 to 22 May, the Latvian National Library in Riga will host the international conference “Cultural Heritage in the Digital Environment: Creating a Network in the Baltic Region”. The purpose of the conference is to explore issues related to the digital heritage common to the Baltic Sea Region – for example, existing and future networks, projects for joint research, digitalisation, digital repatriation, and digital tools to promote institution-building in the region and beyond. Special attention will be paid to cooperation and issues related to cross-border access to the Baltic Sea heritage at the conference. The conference is also an opportunity to celebrate the Digital Heritage Day on May 22.

The conference falls under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, and will be opened by Ambassador Maira Mora, Director General of the CBSS Secretariat, who ahead of the conference noted that: The promotion of cultural understanding and a common sense of belonging to the region are important aspects for cooperation. Common heritage helps to gain a better understanding of each other’s backgrounds and beliefs, and it is the foundation for building innovative networks.

The conference is part of the project “Digital approaches in cultural heritage: towards a pan-Baltic network”, carried out by the The National Library of Latvia. The project received a contribution of 65.000 euros from the CBSS Project Support Facility.

The participants of the conference are specialists in high-level information and library science, literary science, history, digitalisation projects.

More information here.

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