The Swedish Museum Manifesto for sets out the principles and values that guide the museum in the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of digital items as part of their cultural heritage collections. In an increasingly digital world, the Swedish Museum have a unique role to play in ensuring that these items are collected, cared for, and made accessible to future generations.
The Swedish Museum Manifesto
Relevance. The Swedish Museum should collect and preserve digital items that are relevant to their collection and mission, and that contribute to our understanding of cultural heritage.
Innovation. The Swedish Museum should embrace innovation in their approach to the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of digital items, including the use of digital technologies and artificial intelligence.
Ethics. The Swedish Museum should be guided by ethical considerations in the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of digital items, including data privacy, algorithmic bias, and informed consent.
Accessibility. The Swedish Museum should make digital items accessible to the public, and promote inclusiveness and accessibility through their use of digital technologies and artificial intelligence.
Stewardship. The Swedish Museum should ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital items, and take a proactive approach to the management of digital risks and challenges.
Collaboration. The Swedish Museum should collaborate with other cultural institutions, communities, and experts in the field to enhance the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of digital items.
Public. The Swedish Museum continuously work with an Open and Public Collection.
The Swedish Museum Manifesto represents a commitment by The Swedish Museum to collect, preserve, and make accessible digital items as part of our cultural heritage. By following these principles and values, The Swedish Museum can play a critical role in ensuring that the digital items of today are available for future generations to understand and appreciate.
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