Agro-Know gets ECSITE-d!

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ecsite_2014_peopleplanetpeace_banner240x300Ecsite is the European network of science centres and museums, linking science communication professionals in more than 400 institutions in 50 countries. Founded 20 years ago, Ecsite connects member institutions through projects and activities and facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices.

Every year, Ecsite organises a Conference which brings together diverse stakeholders such as science centres and museums, natural history museums, zoos, aquariums, universities, research organisations and companies involved in communicating and engaging the public in science. This year, a milestone 25th Ecsite Annual Conference will take place in The Hague, Netherlands between 21-24 May. Hosted by the World Forum Convention Centre, this year’s theme is “People, Planet, Peace“.… Click to read the full post

And the Winner of the 1st Europeana Creative Challenge is…

A few weeks ago, a small team of 4 Agro-Knowers started working on their application for the Europeana Creative
Natural History Challenge. Since in Agro-Know we already have the experience of the Natural Europe project,
successfully completed in 2013, as well as a shared interest for open data and biodiversity knowledge management, we knew that the Europeana Creative Challenge would represent the right opportunity to present and test our ideas.

For those not familiar, Europeana Creative is a EU co-funded project launched in 2013 and promoting the re-use of
cultural heritage resources by Europe’s creative industries. The Natural History track is among the first Challenges launched by Europeana Creative, with the aim to “identify, incubate and spin off into the commercial sector viable online applications based on the re-use of digital cultural heritage content accessible via Europeana“, an impressive online source of cultural heritage, from paintings, drawings and maps to newspapers, letters, music, radio broadcasts and much more.… Click to read the full post