The DCA project has successfully reached its midterm

image Stephan von Huene Untitled Mind Maps HfG

The project Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA) is contributing significantly to the presentation of contemporary art available on Europeana, the single access point to Europe's digital cultural heritage. In addition to the artworks and contextual documents, the project delivers practical guidelines on best practices in the field of digitisation and preservation of contemporary art.

The project has successfully reached its halfway mark and we are pleased to announce that the results exceed all expectations. Around 30% more items than anticipated have been digitised (12,834 items, including artworks of, for instance, Barry Flanagan, Stephan von Huene, Atelier Van Lieshout, Claes Oldenburg).

12,508 of these digitised items have been recorded in the partners’ collection management system with the appropriate metadata. This is three times more than expected for this period. So far, 2,632 items have already been placed online on the respective content partners' websites. The aggregation of digitised content and metadata to Europeana is planned from November 2012 onwards.

NIMk is work package leader for Digital Sustainability and part of its collection will be contributed into Europeana in this project.

Press release DCA