Open Access Week: Cultural Heritage, Technology, and Open Access


Location: Snite Museum of Art and Webinar


Our IP Program has partnered with the Hesburgh Library to explore and promote issues at the nexus of heritage, preservation, scholarship and the law. Following our spring events celebrating Fair Use Week, join us this semester for an event celebrating Open Access Week and the impact that free, immediate, online access to our heritage and cultural objects; the scholarly research surrounding them; and the right to use and re-use images of cultural objects and art can have. 

Cultural Heritage, Technology, and Open Access gathers experts from the United States, Denmark, and Italy for a panel discussion that will explore the legal issues that color institutions' decisions to make their collections open access and institutional attitudes towards these policies and decisions. The interdisciplinary discussion aims to support a transnational discussion on this important topic. Our esteemed panelists include Victoria Perdomo, Registrar at Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art; Michael Weinberg, Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy at the NYU School of Law and author of the GLAM3D manualMerete Sanderhoff, Curator and Senior Adviser at SMK in Copenhagen; and Christian Greco, Director of the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy

If you would like to attend this virtual event please register here.

As one example of the role that technology can play in supporting dissemination and knowledge of cultural heritage and art, and the legal nuances that may arise, watch this video of the 3D scanning of Jackson Pollack's Alchemy by the Visual Computing Lab, ISTI-CNR in Pisa, Italy.