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Open Rijksmuseum and Beyond

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Presentation on the occasion of Public Domain Day Belgium, Brusels - 26/5/2018

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Open Rijksmuseum and Beyond

  1. 1. Public Domain Day 2018 - Constant vwz & PACKED Muntpunt – Brussels – 26/5/2018 Saskia Scheltjens Head Research Services Department OPEN RIJKSMUSEUM and beyond * *
  2. 2. Early Open Data Champion in Cultural Heritage World MOTIVATION INVITATION
  3. 3. • Institution • Open Data : When, Why & How • Lessons Learned • Future Developments OUTLINE
  4. 4. *
  5. 5. + 2.000.000 visitors every year (since 2013) ~1.000.000 objects ~ 450.000 publications 8.555 artworks on display 8,5% 632.953 registered objects online 63 % 362.745 digital objects online 36 % Core Collection: Dutch Golden Age (Rembrandt!) http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 FACTS & FIGURES (2018)
  6. 6. ORGANISATION (2018) 607 staff in total Departments involved with collection data 1. Research Services -> management & creation 2. Collections Management -> creation & digitization 3. IT -> systems 4. Communication & Marketing -> discovery interface
  7. 7. 1800 - ‘Nationale Kunstgalerij’ 1815 – Rijksmuseum 1885 – New building / Designed by P. Cuypers 2004 – Museum closed for renovation & restoration (10 years!) 2013 – Reopening Debedreigdezwaan,JanAsselijn,ca.1650http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.5829 HISTORY
  8. 8. 1800 - ‘Nationale Kunstgalerij’ 1815 – Rijksmuseum 1885 – New building / Designed by P. Cuypers 2004 – Museum closed for renovation & restoration (10 years!) 2013 – Reopening HISTORY
  9. 9. We connect people, art and history Our collection belongs to everyone • Simple • Personal • Authentic • Qualitative • Innovative Closely connected to first ever digital strategy (2012) http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 MISSION & CORE VALUES
  10. 10. 2011 Open Cultuur Data hackathon Release of 111.000 images with a CC-BY licence & API 2012 Launch of new website & collection discovery interface Rijksstudio (Q42, Fabrique) + digital strategy (website) Release of (almost) all collection data & available high resolution images with a CC0 license 2013 Reopening of the Rijksmuseum Extension of open available collection data via API’s http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 OPEN DATA : WHEN
  11. 11. OPEN DATA : WHY
  12. 12. Regaining control by sharing OPEN DATA : WHY
  13. 13. OPEN DATA : WHY *
  14. 14. OPEN DATA : HOW
  15. 15. 632.953 art works – 411.745 Rijksstudios (25/5/2018) OPEN DATA : HOW
  16. 16. http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 OPEN DATA : HOW single immediate download (if Rijksstudio account)
  17. 17. API Key -> controlled access to larger datasets Documentation on Github OPEN DATA : HOW
  18. 18. OPEN DATA : RESULTS
  19. 19. OPEN DATA : RESULTS
  20. 20. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/vogelen Successful public crowd- sourcing events OPEN DATA : RESULTS Photo by Romaine – CC0 1.0 -
  21. 21. Popular datasource for academic research OPEN DATA : RESULTS Floor Koeneman - http://visualizingvisions.com/ * *
  22. 22. Text http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 OPEN DATA : RESULTS
  23. 23. http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 OPEN DATA : RESULTS Nominee 2017: Andrea Wallace – Still Live Pixel + Metadata Dress *
  24. 24. • Complex delivery • Loose ends > inconsistencies • Stability & scalability • No versioning • Seamless is fiction http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 PAINPOINTS
  25. 25. • Dare to be open • Holistic approach • Agile development • Metadata about metadata • Take responsibility http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 LESSONS LEARNED
  26. 26. New policies More data • more (collection) data > data centric ! • datamining, semantic data, visual search > AI Network • selective partnerships > the power of the network • decentralization & interoperability Society • incorporate stories from outside • a museum is a platform for dialog > collaboration & participation http://schatkamer.nai.nl/system/pictures/170/original/Rijks_t2299.jpg?1308227959 FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
  27. 27. CONTACT INFORMATION * QUESTIONS ? Saskia Scheltjens s.scheltjens@rijksmuseum.nl http://www.slideshare.net/saschel/presentations @saschel This presentation uses images & fonts with an open license, except otherwise indicated by an *

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