How can cultural heritage institutions meet their various obligations while staying profitable? And how can technology help? We’ll be examing the issue in this CEPIC webinar, sponsored by SmartFrame

Cultural heritage institutions play a vital role in our understanding of the world through the storage, preservation and display of their collections. We enjoy and learn from these today, and appreciate the value they will have for future generations.

These institutions face a variety of challenges, however, when it comes to maintaining and displaying their collections, and balancing these with any commercial objectives isn’t always straightforward.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional strain on the financial health of these organizations, which has served as a reminder of the value that’s placed on being able to visit them in person. But it has also underlined the importance of being able to access their collections remotely.

Ensuring that these collections are accessible by as wide an audience as possible is typically a term of the funding these institutions receive, but this requires sufficient resources, adequate protection of assets once they are publicly accessible, and a model that can ensure this entire process is sustainable.

So how can these institutions ensure they meet their various obligations and objectives? Can they make better use of existing and emerging technologies to increase the reach of these collections and ensure they maintain their value?

This issue will be the focus of an upcoming webinar, hosted by CEPIC and sponsored by SmartFrame. SmartFrame CEO, Rob Sewell, will be on the panel, along with Clive Coward, Tate Images Manager at Tate; Fergus McKenna, Content Sales Director at Reach plc; and Lucy Crompton-Reid, Chief Executive at Wikimedia UK. 

The webinar will comprise a half-hour presentation followed by a half-hour Q&A session. Those wishing to attend should register in advance using the link below, and all registered attendees will be able to access a recording of the webinar after the event.

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Our exclusive promo code will entitle you to register for this webinar for just €15, a saving of €34 on the standard ticket price. Just enter the code CICHW060721 in the Enter promo code field when registering for tickets. Register here

Key details

Date: 6 July 2021

Time: 17:00-18:00 CET (Admission: 16:45 for a 17:00 start)

Location: Webinar (via Zoom link)

CEPIC member fee: €29 with promo code (email CEPIC to request your CEPIC Member promo code).

Non-CEPIC members: €49

Picture editors and photographers: €9


Click here to register for this webinar


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