16 Jun 2021

Digital Heritage @Maastricht University

A lot is going on at UM when it comes to digital heritage. Would you like to know more about this and would you like to think along about the future of digital heritage and its place in the region?

Then join the event ‘Digital heritage at UM visible, usable and sustainable’ which takes place on Wednesday 16 June 2021, from 15.00 – 16.30.

You can register for this event, which is free of charge and takes place via ZOOM, via this link.

During the event, Nick Bos, vice-president of Maastricht University’s Executive Board, will sign the manifesto of the Digital Heritage Network (Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed; NDE) on behalf of Maastricht University. With the signing of this manifesto, UM endorses the principles of the manifesto and the National Digital Heritage Strategy to make our heritage more visible and anchor it in the region.

Besides the signing of the manifesto, we have several project pitches in store for you with which we inform you about the latest developments regarding linked open data and participatory heritage projects in research and education at UM. We will close off the event by exploring future collaborations during a panel discussion.

The event is organised in collaboration with national, provincial and university stakeholders (Digital Heritage Network, House for the Arts Limburg, Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage, Social Historical Centre for Limburg, Limburg Museum, and the University Library).

In case of questions, please get in touch with Valerie Ruijpers .


Moderator: Wouter Daemen, digital heritage coach, advisor film & photography, House for the Arts Limburg

15.00 - 15.25: INTRODUCTION

Welcome by Ingrid Wijk, director Maastricht University Library

Opening by Sally Wyatt, Professor of Digital Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Introduction by Wilbert Helmus, network manager NDE


1.    Social Historical Centre for Limburg: DRAPO Limburgish flag- and banner culture

2.    University Library: Making Special Collections visible and findable through Wikidata

3.    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Creating digital collections

4.    MACCH/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Terra Mosana


Panel members:

Ivo Dahlmans (secretary of the Limburg Digital Heritage Advisory Committee and NDE architectural council member)

Martijn Hermans (chairman of the Limburg Digital Heritage Advisory Committee)

Bert Mennings (director of the Limburg Museum)

Claartje Rasterhoff (researcher and teacher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and former project coordinator of the Amsterdam Time Machine)

Thijs Temmerman (student of the master’s programme Arts and Heritage)

Sally Wyatt (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)


Signing of NDE manifesto by Nick Bos, vice-president of Maastricht University’s Executive Board, followed by a festive closing.