Digital cultural heritage – TIB contributes to the Deutscher Frühling in Estonia

Lower Saxony as partner state of the largest foreign cultural festival in Estonia

The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, in its capacity as a research facility from Lower Saxony, is contributing to this year’s Deutscher Frühling in Estonia with a symposium on the topic of the “Digitalisation of cultural heritage and its innovative use”.

The Deutscher Frühling – the country’s largest foreign culture festival – has been organised by the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut every year since 2010. Over the course of four weeks, Germany puts on an extensive programme to present itself as a modern, diverse and creative country of the European Union. A different partner federal state is chosen to help represent Germany each time – a role being played by Lower Saxony this year.

The TIB symposium, which will take place in the National Library of Estonia in Tallinn on 12 March 2020, addresses the topic of digitalisation projects in Lower Saxony and Estonia, as well as innovative services provided by memory institutions such as museums, archives, libraries and universities. The aim of the event is for Estonia and Lower Saxony to share innovative ideas and experience, and to create new networks.

TIB will present the TIB AV-Portal, an innovative platform for scientific videos, and the Coding da Vinci project, which helps bring together cultural heritage institutions and the hacker and designer community. Professor Dr. Sören Auer, Director of TIB, is looking forward to exciting discussions and impetus: “Estonia plays a pioneering role in the EU in terms of digitalisation. As a research facility that seeks to digitalise science, we are delighted to team up with the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK) to help promote European cultural exchange.”

More information about the event and the programme can be found on the symposium and festival websites.

Date: 12 March 2020, 09:30-18:00
Location: National Library of Estonia in Tallin (Estonia)