We’re passionate about European culture in all of its many forms, and we believe the preservation of our memory institutions requires a concerted effort to remain relevant in the digital age. The purpose of this site is to consider different ways that this can be accomplished, and to take a critical look at these institutions to see how they’re doing so far. In our opinion, the results are a bit mixed, but there are many institutions making positive changes in order to remain prominent in the public consciousness. It’s a constant struggle for many institutions, especially smaller ones, but there are many great examples of European libraries and museums successfully bridging the gap between traditional places of interest and the digital age.
Our culture is now centered around the online world; the gradual integration between the real and virtual worlds is not likely to slow down anytime soon. We’re confident that fine institutions right across Europe can not only survive in this new age, but actually prosper and engage the public like never before. Museums, libraries, and archives that choose to resist the changes of the modern world will struggle, and we hope the articles on this site will provide the extra push some of these institutions need to embrace change.