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Subdirección General de los Archivos Estatales – Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte – LEAD Partner

The mission of the General Sub-directorate of the Spanish State Archives in the Ministry of Culture and Sports is to conserve, protect and disseminate the Spanish documentary heritage, transmitting the collective memory to the future, promoting the management of electronic documents and creating technologies and cultural contents of quality. The General Sub-Directorate initiated this project to strengthen cooperation ties with other European archival institutions and therewith tackle some of the key new challenges faced by the digitized archives in Europe.

As project Lead Partner the General Sub-directorate of the Spanish State Archives manages the overall project implementation, administration, financial management and reporting.

Arkivverket – National Archives of Norway

The National Archives (Riksarkivet) and the regional state archives (statsarkivene) together form the National Archives Services of Norway (Arkivverket) – an independent government authority under the Ministry of Culture. Its goal is not only to safeguard the Nation’s written heritage from medieval times to today, but to provide a comprehensive documentation of society. Major focus lies on developing tools and solutions in relation to records management etc. for archival institutions – including private archives – and making the preserved material available for use to the public.

The National Archives’ role within the project is – among others – to coordinate the travelling exhibition focussing on the topic of “Exiles, Migratory flows and Solidarity”.

Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár – National Archives of Hungary

The National Archives of Hungary have substantial experience using technology to facilitate the preservation of, and access to, the national records placed in its care. Its responsibility is to serve the needs of society and citizens in connection with scientific research, family history, genealogy, accessibility of legal documents etc. by providing a variety of online databases and finding aids.

Within the project the National Archives of Hungary coordinates the travelling exhibition of Europe’s History, “The construction of Europe – History, Memory and Myth of Europeanness over 1000 years” and organizes various programs for the young and silver age audiences.

National Archives of Malta

The National Archives of Malta is a public entity set up at law to preserve the collective memory of the Maltese nation through the protection and accessibility of all public archives regulated by the National Archives Act. It holds one of the largest archival collections in Malta, spanning from the 1530s up to the current day. The National Archives main functions include the selection, preservation and access to the archives, the acquisition of private records of national significance and the training of archivists and records managers.

Participating in the Digital Treasures project blends in with their efforts and will boost the development of new audiences and new business models as well as to promote the visibility of the European heritage, history and culture.

Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas – DGLAB

The General Directorate of Books, Archives and Libaries was founded in 2012 under the Ministry of Culture of Portugal, endowed with administrative autonomy. Its mission is to ensure the coordination of the national archives system and the implementation of an integrated policy for non-school books, libraries and reading.

Guided study visits are carried out throughout the network of dependent archives of DGLAB – national and regional. This service is designed to support schools and teachers who want to know the purpose and functioning of the archives.

Within the project the DGLAB will be in charge of coordinating the travelling exhibition on “European Discoveries”.

Munster Technological University (MTU)

Munster Technological University (MTU) is a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education and research. MTU has an extensive and impressive regional footprint with six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry, and a student body of 18,000. The University offers a wide range of flexible full-time, part-time and online higher education courses (at all levels up to and including PhD) in art & design, business, engineering, humanities, music, maritime studies and science & information technology. MTU has a number of successful research, innovation, knowledge exchange and enterprise engagement centres which have had many notable achievements, and have been successful in attracting Irish, EU and international funding. Among these are the Rubicon Centre, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, Nimbus and CREATE Research Centres, MTU Extended Campus and the University’s Department of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

The Department of TEL is the main entity within the University partnering on the Digital Treasures project. The project articulates well with their ongoing EU-funded activities and their strategic priority of “Maintaining, sustaining and extending exploratory research into the enhancement and enrichment of the teaching and learning process through technology.” Their role in the project which revolves around the development of an archival literacy online course builds on their extensive experience and expertise in developing e-learning solutions for a range of user and client needs as well as the mainstream function of the department in supporting a range of full online and blended programmes. Additionally, the University will develop an interactive transmedial aspect to add to the travelling exhibitions.

ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research

With more than 10 years of experience in the development of digital technologies related to archives and culture preserving institutions, ICARUS has since the beginning contributed sustantially to not only the adaption of the cultural sector in the era of continous digitization but even more enabled cultural heritage preserving institutions to define and fathom their place value in times of profound societal changes. ICARUS as international association is a reservoir of professional experience and expertise across occupational groups that bridges spheres of education, creative expressions and professionals by organizing creative activities developing and engaging new audiences, carrying out (inter)national conferences, conventions, workshops, round tables etc. and advancing the digitization of cultural heritage goods which in turn enables greater public participation.

ICARUS is in charge of the project’s communication and dissemination activities – using its wide network of archival and research institutions to propagate the project’s output but also to gain feedback on it’s various actions. ICARUS also supports the set up the project’s exhibition on “Exiles, Migratory flows and Solidarity”.