Digital transparency strengthens our cultural heritage. Open Culture Data increases visibility of culture from institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums, archaeological depots and public broadcasters. Everybody should be able to access and where possible be allowed to reuse cultural objects, collections and other cultural information.

Open data

Digital collections, consisting of images, video, audio, scanned documents and even 3D models can be published on the internet together with their descriptions (metadata). Other data like locations, expositions, theater shows, prices and opening hours open cultural activities for both new local audiences and tourists.


Open Culture Data facilitates a very broad range of new innovative applications. Open public broadcasting data based apps can notify users when their favorite show is on. From researching and collecting digital art to games, education, searching your ancestry, or even curtains in your home with The Night Watch. Open Culture Data brings new experiences for a digital generation.