Czech Republic Will Begin Contributing Financially to Europeana
From the Prague Daily Monitor:
The Czech Republic will financially contribute to the digitisation of European cultural heritage within the Europeana project, Culture Minister Daniel Herman said after a meeting of his EU colleagues yesterday.
The Czech Republic has not yet contributed to the project. We want to redress this because I think that it is one of the important parts of protection of European as well as our – Czech, Moravian, Silesian – cultural heritage,” Herman said.
He would not specify the contribution because the state and the ministry´s budgets for next year have not yet been approved.
“I would not like it to be but a symbolic sum, however,” Herman said.
Herman said the digitisation of heritage can help the police and security forces in fighting trafficking in world cultural heritage that is sometimes also a financial source of terrorist organisations.
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