Press Release: EFGAMP joins Europa Nostra, the European heritage network
Feb. 4th 2020, The European Cultural Heritage Summit approved the membership application of the European Federation of Game Archives, Museums and Preservation Projects, EFGAMP, to Europa Nostra organization. EFGAMP is the first Europa Nostra member entirely dedicated to the collection, preservation and dissemination of born-digital heritage.
The amount of digital content continues to grow daily becoming more and more important part of overall European cultural history heritage. EFGAMP’s membership is important sign of recognition of the ongoing preservation effort of digital gaming culture.
Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra, said: “Although Europa Nostra was established in 1963 to ensure the safeguarding of monuments and sites, our activities have evolved and shall continue doing it so, keeping pace with the evolution of heritage practice and debate and to reflect our ever more inclusive understanding of cultural heritage. We are aware that the digital sphere has many cultural implications too and we shall reinforce the expertise of our network in this field. As the European Voice of Civil Society committed to protect and celebrate cultural heritage, we are very glad to open our scope even more to opportunities and challenges of the digital age.”
Andreas Lange, COO of EFGAMP, complemented: “After decades of digital cultural production and living it’s now the right time to bring traditional and digital culture together. Because they are not alternative but supplement each other. Europa Nostra seems for us a natural choice, not only because of its spread and impact but also for its advocacy of smaller museums and the perspective of the citizens.”
More about EFGAMP
EFGAMP (European Federation of Video Game Archives, Museums and Preservation Projects) represents heritage institutions and other organisations, which collect and preserve digital gaming culture, on a European and global level. Founded in 2012 with no-profit purposes its objectives are:
- Advancing the availability of digital interactive heritage
- Gathering and circulate knowledge about digital preservation
- Strengthen the European information society
- Networking with other digital preservation communities worldwide
- Lobbying to advance the conditions of digital preservation and the accessibility of digital interactive entertainment heritage
More about Europa Nostra
Europa Nostra is the pan-European federation of heritage NGO’s which is supported by a wide network of public bodies, private companies and individuals. Covering more than 40 countries in Europe, the organisation is THE European Voice of Civil Society committed to cultural heritage. Founded in 1963, it is today recognised as the most representative heritage network in Europe. Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered programme run in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.
More information: https://www.europanostra.org/