Connected Open Heritage

Wars and disasters, negligence and poor maintenance mean that much of our cultural heritage is at risk of being lost forever. Interest and knowledge is needed to avoid its destruction. To help preserve our existing cultural heritage and to understand lost heritage through recreation and restoration, accurate and reliable information needs to be easily accessible to everyone, for free. The Connected Open Heritage  project will use the experience from previous projects within the Wikimedia movement to gather as much information as possible about cultural heritage and build on the work done by volunteers all over the world.

Project goal

To improve and create knowledge about the cultural heritage of the world and make it available digitally, with open and free licenses.

Why we support this project

This initiative involves both professionals and amateurs all over the world to increase the awareness and interest to save the world’s cultural heritage. By this, the cultural hertiage will be made available for both the public and science.


Project status


The projects started in Jan 2016 and ended in Jul 2017

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