How does copyright impact the access to and use of our shared cultural heritage across borders, and online? Copyright and Cultural Memory is a one-day conference, organised by CREATe, designed to explore this essential question.

Specifically, the conference addresses a number of issues that will be of interest to both practitioners and academics working in this area:

  • How do intellectual property laws and norms interact with intangible cultural heritage, and what role does intangible cultural heritage play in the GLAM sector?
  • What are the challenges and practicalities of digitizing unique and distinctive heritage collections, and in particular collage and orphan work material?
  • Do copyright exceptions or orphan works licensing schemes really assist the work of the cultural heritage sector in this regard?
  • How do archivists analyse, manage and mitigate risk when making archive collections available online?
  • When cultural institutions digitize works in their care, how should we understand the digital surrogates that are created? Are they new, original copyright-protected works?
  • How effectively do institutions convey their policies regarding digital surrogates to the public, and what happens when institutional policies and the public understanding of that policy do not align?
  • What role should copyright law and policy play in this domain?

 Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Megan Blakely, CREATe Researcher
  • Richard Clay, Prof of Digital Humanities, University of Newcastle
  • Ronan Deazley, Prof of Copyright Law, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Margaret Haig, Intellectual Property Office
  • Naomi Korn, Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy, Chair of the Libraries and Archive Copyright Alliance
  • Alison McCleery, Prof of Economic and Cultural Geography, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Kerry Patterson, CREATe Researcher
  • Joris Pekel, Europeana, Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage
  • Victoria Stobo, CREATe Researcher
  • Simon Tanner, Pro Vice Dean (Research Impact & Innovation), King’s College London
  • Andrea Wallace, CREATe Researcher
  • Ben White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library

Programme & Booking

The conference begins at 10am and concludes at 3.15pm. A full programme will be made available closer to the date.

This event is free to attend however places are limited.

Eventbrite - Copyright & Cultural Memory Conference

The conference hashtag is #CaCM2016

National Museum of Denmark

Ubekendt kunstner (Unknown artist), Venus, c. 1460, Statens Museum for Kunst, www.smk.dk [detail]

Pre- and Post- Conference Events 

In addition to the conference, we are organising two related pop-up events:

Display At Your Own Risk: an exhibition experiment, 6pm-8.30pm , 8th June

Copyright and Cultural Memory has been programmed to coincide with Display At Your Own Risk (DAYOR) a research-led exhibition experiment concerning with the use and re-use of digital surrogates of public domain works of art created by cultural heritage institutions of international repute.

Please do join us at The Lighthouse for this one-off event – no booking is required but we encourage you to look at the DAYOR website and tweet using the exhibition hashtag #myDAYOR

#DrinkingAboutMuseums Social Gathering, 5pm 9th June

After the conference, we invite everyone to join us at the Old Hairdressers (27 Renfield Lane) from 5pm for a Glasgow chapter celebration of #drinkingaboutmuseums (@DrinkingMuseums)

#Drinkingaboutmuseums is an opportunity to gather and network over a drink with folks in all GLAM sectors, not just museums.

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