The Goethe-Institut and Wikimedia Indonesia are offering experts in the fields of GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), IT and Design the opportunity to participate in a networking trip to Germany. The participants will get to know new developments in the field of open cultural data, network with each other and with cultural institutions in Munich, and participate in the cultural hackathon Coding da Vinci (6–7 April 2019).
What is open cultural data? Cultural data is the result of the digitization of cultural assets, including images, sounds, 3D objects, videos and similar that are described in a structured way (metadata). Open cultural data is made available under an open license for unrestricted use.
The publication of cultural data under an open license opens up completely new target groups for cultural institutions. However, anyone who has already dealt with the metadata knows that a pure deployment does not necessarily lead to broad use. Only when data is turned into useful products (apps, websites, visualizations, games etc.) is new access to art and culture enabled.
A fresh look at one's own collections as well as the resources required – both crucial in the development of digital services – are often lacking in cultural institutions. The cultural hackathon Coding da Vinci links the worlds of culture and technology and demonstrates the surprising possibilities offered by open cultural data.
Fill in the following form in order to sign up for the scholarship program to join Coding da Vinci 2019 in Munich, Germany. Since some members of the scholarship committee would be from Wikimedia Deutschland and Goethe-Institut Germany, please use English in responding to all of the questions in the form.
Please also note that fluency in English is required as the hackathon will be conducted in English.