Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA)

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Duration: 01/2011-06/2013

The DCA project intends to enhance the online visibility of contemporary art as an essential expression and an invaluable building block of European culture, and to stimulate the interest of the general public with a stronger presence of contemporary art in the Europeana portal.

With the co-funding of the European Commission under the CIP-ICT PSP programme and the commitment of the 25 partners, the DCA project aims to create high-quality digital reproductions and assure the long-term preservation of and online access to such reproductions and their data. To support similar future digitisation projects, it will also publish guidelines and documentation on best practices regarding the digitisation of contemporary art.

Ars Electronica makes a substantial contribution by providing about 3280 digitisations and meta-data of 1878 awarded projects from the Prix Ars Electronica since 1987. Kulturpool — the Austrian portal for art, culture and education — acts as partner and main provider for data from Austria to Europeana at this.