Sandra notes that “the collections being present online, helps to reduce theft of works of art.” When the information about collection is available to the public then the public will also help to recover works that are sold on marketplaces illegally. Sandra shares insights about working with Open GLAM in Brazil, in museums, and other institutions, and with support from Wikimedia.
Open Culture VOICES is a series of short videos that highlight the benefits and barriers of open culture as well as inspiration and advice on the subject of opening up cultural heritage. Sandra is the GLAM & Culture Manager at Wiki Movemento Brasil and recently worked with a CC Open Culture Working Group to create a GLAM/Open Culture glossary and bibliography.
Sandra responds to the following questions:
What are the main benefits of open GLAM?
What are the barriers?
Could you share something someone else told you that opened up your eyes and mind about open GLAM?
Do you have a personal message to those hesitating to open up collections?
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