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.

We locate, digitize, transcribe and make the work available for public with open and free licenses. We are dedicated to address heritage preservation that is getting lost due to environment and destruction caused by negligence. The best way to protect the cultural heritage is therefore knowledge and information that is easy to find and free.

Conserving the cultural heritage

Digital preservation is the future of galleries, libraries, museums, and archives of precious, rare knowledge of human civilization. Due to the devastating effects of time, calamity and human negligence, heritage is diminishing and many precious invaluable works have been destroyed during natural and manmade disasters. To make this work available digitally in open access is the best possible way to prevent the further loss of this knowledge.

How we work?

OHF works closely with GLAM partners, library colleagues and data professionals to identify and deliver digital content which will support current research and encourage open culture.