Digital heritage connects information technologies to cultural heritage enabling society to interact with its cultural legacy while offering new ways to preserve it.

An international conference on "Digital Heritage and Innovation, Engagement and Identity" took place in Berlin in November 2015.

The International Conference proposed a very multidisciplinary programme, which allowed the participants to hear different approaches, from a wide range of stakeholders, about new ways for cultural heritage to interact with society and for artists to play a role of mediation between technology research, cultural institutions and the citizens.

The partners of the EU-funded projects Civic Epistemologies and Riches proposed a set of principles, which were discussed during the conference and eventually adopted as the Berlin Charter.

These principles aim to encourage and support the participation of citizens in digital cultural heritage and humanities research. The Berlin Charter is open to be adopted by cultural and academic institutions, private organisations, artists, professionals, researchers and interested citizens.

The Berlin Charter is a living document and its text is constantly updated on this link.

Should you wish to adopt the Berlin Charter, please contact Mauro Fazio, Civic Epistemologies Project Coordinator, Italian Ministry of Economic Development or Antonella Fresa, Civic Epistemologies Technical Coordinator, Promoter srl.

The presentations delivered at the Conference and the Berlin Charter are available.