Open Culture: Tackling the barriers with benefits

Open Data Discussion available for all levels

In 2013 PACKED vzw, with the support of Open Knowledge Belgium, Creative Commons and FARO, started It was a campaign to raise awareness around open data in the cultural and heritage sector in Flanders. Something that is still very new in the Belgian cultural sector.

The campaign still continues, e.g. with a series of masterclasses that help heritage organisations open up their data and start various partnerships based on their open data.

In this session we will show how being more open can benefit the cultural sector, what barriers can be overcome and become inspired by people who are already opening up their collections. That’s why we’ve invited a few experts from our neighbouring countries to get a feel of the impact that Open Culture has had on in the region and what the best practices are.


Barbara Dierickx

Packed vzw

Staff member at Packed vzw, lead on

7.Mundaneum-HD (101)

Delphine Jenart


Deputy Director of the Mundaneum in Mons


Dimitar Dimitrov

Wikimedia Foundation

Free Knowledge Ambassador for the EU Wikimedia Movement and part of Wikimedia Belgium


Maarten Brinkerink

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Public Participation and Innovative Access Expert


Simon Cronshaw

REMIX Summits

Managing Partner at REMIX Summits