HELP – Heritage Education New Web Formats And Free Licenses Opportunities For Dissemination, Co-creation And Open Data is one of the 8 projects selected by 2021 Solidarity Projects of ICOM.
The lead of the project is ICOM Italy, the other partners are ICOM Czech Republic, ICOM Portugal and the ICOM Working Group on Sustainability.
The project will take place between February and December 2021.
The HELP project aims at identifying an innovation path for museum education: starting by considering the huge digital experimentation carried out during the Covid-19 period and selecting ideas worth keeping for the post-pandemic. Free licencing and open data can definitely be an asset for museums’ resilience. Through the proposal of new models for museum practice, the HELP project focuses on bringing out advantages of free licensing and public domain for a better audience engagement and the opportunities of open data for museum education and communication.
HELP encourages participation and active reuse of digital reproduction of museum’s collections and provides museums with the fundamental guidelines for a correct legal approach. Main target of the project are small museums.
- Museum education innovation path
- Digital experimentation in the Covid period: selecting better ideas for the post-pandemic
- Bring out advantages and opportunities of free licensing and public domain for audience engagement
- How to encourage active participation and reuse of digital reproduction of museum’s collections by a correct legal approach
- Open data as an opportunity for museum education and communication
Phase 1 is dedicated to research and analysis for identifying best practices and verifying their applicability to a wide range of museums.
Phase 2 provides online large-scale training (MOOC – Massive Online Open Course).
Phase 3 launches a call for selecting museums and providing them with legal, technical and educational consultancy to support them in a concrete project.
Phase 4 is dissemination: all final outcomes will be released in CC BY SA 4.0 available to the community.
Two versions of the logo were created by Sara Radice and this one was selected in a partecipative way, through the users’s vote on ICOM Italy’s social media channels.