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Hamburg Launches E-Culture Cloud

Hamburg Ministry of Culture presents the eCulture cloud. New digital technologies allow to store and provide cultural content

Last week, the Hamburg Ministry of Culture last week presented its innovative eCulture cloud in the CeBIT lecture programme. By launching the new access to culture, the Hamburg Senatre wants to set an example for the use of modern digital technologies for the storage and availability of cultural content.

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With theeCulture cloud, Hamburg developed an application that allows citizens to access Hamburg’s rich cultural content anywhere at any time. Cultural institutions, associations, artists, and other agents of Hamburg’s creative scenes are invited to present their works and collections the city’s new central platform and database, and to make it available to all interested in culture. With the new service, the the heritage of collections, libraries, image banks, and video archives with to exhibition space or premises accessible to the general public can thus also be enjoyed. Access to Hamburg’s major cultural institutions and many cultural highlights will also be facilitated by a specially developed culture points app.
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Dr. Horst-Michael Pelikahn, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture: “The eCulture cloud turns cultural institutions into a major player shaping the digital society. Culture makes an important contribution to the development of a smart city, which summarises technology-based changes and innovations under its roof. Agianst this background, Hamburg’s Agenda 2020 eCulture provides the framework for structuring the digital access to culture in co-operation with cultural institutions and to prepare its resource-efficient implementation.”

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