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Four persons in a museum are wearing VR-Goggles and sit in front of a painting.

Four persons with virtual reality goggles

"Four persons in a museum are wearing VR-Goggles and sit in front of a painting" CC0 Creator: Lucrezia Carnelos

The Cultural Research Data Academy (CRDA) of NFDI4Culture is an interdisciplinary and decentralised institution dedicated to training and education in the field of data and code literacy for the communities of art history, musicology, film and media studies, architecture, and cultural heritage institutions. In the coming years, the work of the CRDA will bundle existing offers in this area, identify gaps and fill them with needs-oriented offers.

This year, the Cultural Research Data Academy is hosting a forum with the thematic focus "GLAM digital – Data skills for cultural heritage institutions" from the 3rd to 4th of November 2022 in Marburg.

The hybrid event is aimed at GLAM staff, trainees and study program coordinators with questions about existing and missing offers for training and further education opportunities in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), with a thematic range from research data management to data and code literacy. Therefore, the forum presents itself as an exchange and networking platform and offers versatile networking formats in which participants can get to know the services of NFDI4Culture, initiatives and institutions on site and exchange ideas. The event will be held in German.

The event will be held at the conference room of the DSA | Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas (Pilgrimstein 16, 35037 Marburg) and is supported by the Marburg Center for Digital Culture and Infrastructure (MCDCI).

Event Programme

3rd November 2022: Train Data Skills

10:45–11:00 a.m. Welcome (online)

  • Andrea Polywka, M. A. and Dr. Alexander Stark

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Online-Workshops from members of NFDI4Culture

12:30–1:30 p.m. Break

1:30–3:00 p.m. Panel 1: CAREER START & FURTHER QUALIFICATION – How can training for young professionals in the GLAM sector be improved? How can initiatives for young professionals actively promote data literacy training?

  • Eva Eick, M. A. (project coordination "Forschungsvolontariat Kunstmuseen NRW", Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Frick (Head of Study program "Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft", Technische Hochschule Köln)
  • Theresa-Sophie Herget, M.A. (Speaker of AK Volontariat, Deutscher Museumbund)
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Freund (Project Manager of the part-time degree program in Archival Sciences (M. A.) and of the gradual distance education project 'Archive')
  • Moderation: Katharina Bergmann, M. A.

3:00–3:30 p.m. Break

3:30–5:00 p.m. Panel 2: HIGHER EDUCATION & TRAINING – What can and must higher education provide to prepare future GLAM staff to work with data?

  • Mario Röhrle (Academic assistant in the study program "Konservierung Neuer Medien und Digitaler Information", Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart)
  • Dr. Irmgard Christa Becker (Head of Archivschule Marburg – Hochschule für Archivwissenschaft)
  • Moderation: Dr. Alexander Stark

5:00–5:30 p.m. Break

5:30–7:00 p.m. Round Table Discussion: The Challenge of digital transformation in the GLAM sector

  • Dr. Irmgard Christa Becker (Head of Archivschule Marburg – Hochschule für Archivwissenschaft)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Bell (Professor for Art History and Digital Humanities, Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Freya Schlingmann (Head of the central project management team in the joint project museum4punkt0)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr. Malte Hagener and Prof. Dr. Andreas Münzmay

From 7:00 p.m. till open end: Get together

4th November 2022: Apply data skills

9:15–10:45 a.m. Panel 3: Collect and Preserve

  • Prof. Dr. Dorothee Haffner (Professor for Museum Documentation, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin)
  • Martin Stricker, M. A. (Research assistant at the Coordination Office for Academic University Collections in Germany)
  • Dr. Birgitta Coers (Head of the documenta archive, Kassel)
  • Dr. Frank Bär (Head of the Musical Instruments Collection and the Program Division 'Research Services', Germanisches Nationalmuseum)
  • Moderation: Andrea Polywka, M. A.

10:45–11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Panel 4: Using Tools and Services

  • Chiara Marchini, M. St. (Research assistant at the Museum Department of the Deutsche Digitalen Bibliothek)
  • Frauke Rehder M. A. (Executive Director of digiCULT-Verbund eG)
  • Dr. Elisabeth Böhm (Project Manager "eCulture", Museumsverband Sachsen-Anhalt)
  • Dr. Christian Bracht (Director, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg)
  • Moderation: Christoph Eggersglüß

12:30–1:30 p.m. Break

1:30–3:00 p.m. Panel 5: Mediate and Access

  • Katharina Ewald, M. A. (Project Manager "Konstellationen filmischen Wissens // Constellation 2.0", Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum)
  • Theresa Stärk, M. A. (Research Assistant at "Curriculum 4.0 NRW – Digitale Kunstvermittlung | ART 4.0", Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
  • Anna Gnyp, M. A. (Coordinator for Digital Collection Management, Landesmuseum Württemberg)
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Thull (Knowledge management and information design, Hochschule Darmstadt)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr. Andreas Münzmay

3:00–3.15 p.m. Wrap-Up

  • Prof. Dr. Malte Hagener, Prof. Dr. Andreas Münzmay, Dr. Martin Albrecht-Hohmaier


The programme will be updated continuously. Feel free to forward the event announcement to your peer groups, professional associations and circles.

Registrate here: The registration deadline is November 1st.

We are looking forward to your participation,

the CRDA team