Jan Müller elected Chairman of Europeana Foundation
FRI 22 / 04 / 2016
Müller, who was elected by Europeana’s Governing Board, is CEO of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and and President of FIAT/IFTA. He will lead the Board of the Foundation with his clear vision for a sustainable Europeana, linked to an engaging and participatory user experience and a reform of copyright to aid the use of cultural heritage. Müller succeeds Bruno Racine, former President of Bibliothèque nationale de France who was Chair of Europeana Foundation for the past five years.
Europeana is Europe's digital platform for cultural heritage, collecting and providing online access to tens of millions of digitized items from libraries, archives, audiovisual collections and museums across Europe. It opens up access to over 50 million digital records from over 3,500 heritage organizations in 35 countries. These collections represent great thematic, language and media variety, from books, photos and paintings to television broadcasts and 3D objects. Europeana encourages and promotes the creative re-use of these vast cultural heritage collections in education, research, tourism and the creative industries.
source: press release, Europeana