The Open Heritage Foundation is a registered non profit organization that seeks to extend the reach of Open Movement Activities in the Global South through advocacy with the aim of preserving cultural heritage with the documentation of underrepresented knowledge resources, initiating and supporting Open Education & Open GLAM programs and international media campaigns with an emphasis on bridging the digital gender gap.

Open Access culture & Open Data

Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) have an excellent source of rich content of culture, architecture and history but little or no such resources are available online.

Open Heritage Foundation focuses on the heritage institutions with historical importance that play an important factor for literature and art of ancient and modern era. Important Hindi, English, Sanskrit and Punjabi books and archives about art, history, culture and rare medieval literature are missing from the internet. The work of Collaboration, GLAM staff education and active contribution in open source projects, such as the Internet Archive, Wikimedia projects (Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata), Art and Literature documentation, and digitization done would be an important milestone for the open source movement.

Advocacy

Collaborate with GLAM institutes

Increase awareness about Wikimedia movement and Creative Commons in GLAM Institutions 

Communicate the value and benefits related to open access to government institutions Advocate for needs across communities. 

Increase the visibility of artists and GLAM institutions on Wikimedia projects, both externally and within the movement.

Securing and distributing resources

Identify technological and infrastructure needs across the community and provide access as possible. 

Support the development of technical tools that benefit efforts across the movement and across projects. 

Create and share practical instructional resources. 

Offer support to emerging communities and individuals who want to initiate GLAM programs. Support and advance Wikisource project, along with other sister projects, including, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata.

The exchange of ideas!

Provide a platform where GLAM-Wiki stakeholders communicate, share learning experiences, and collaborate on projects. 

Facilitate the Wiki communities with our learning experiences and resources. 

Contribute to research on Wikimedia partnerships with government institutes.