AthenaPlus and the National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland is partnering with the AthenaPlus initiative to improve public access to cultural institutions across Europe.

AthenaPlus guides cultural institutions across Europe in their contributions to Europeana, an online collection of millions of digitised artefacts.

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AthenaPlus was established under the EU's Competitiveness and Innovation Framework ProgrammeLinks to external website (CIP) in March 2013. The consortium is composed of 40 partners from 21 EU member states, of which the National Museum of Ireland is Ireland's representative.

Principal Objectives of AthenaPlus

Contribute more than 3.6 millions metadata records to EuropeanaLinks to external website, from both the public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums content, with key cultural stakeholders (ministries and responsible government agencies, libraries, archives, leading research centres, SMEs).

Improve search, retrieval and re-use of Europeana’s content, bettering multilingual terminology management, SKOS export and publication tool/API for Content Providers;

Experiment with enriched metadata their re-use adapted for users with different needs (tourists, schools, scholars) by means of tools that support the development of virtual exhibitions, tourist and didactic applications, to be integrated into Europeana repositories and the repositories of national aggregators or individual Content Providers.

Find out more on the AthenaPlus Website athenaplus.euLinks to external website

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