From the Museum Journal:
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has launched a declaration on digital reproductions of artworks and other artefacts.
The ReACH (Reproduction of Art and Cultural Heritage) Declaration is designed to offer guidance on how cultural institutions produce, store and share digital heritage assets.
The initiative, which follows an eight-month global consultation led by the V&A, also considered how digital technology can record, document and recreate cultural items that are threatened by environmental factors, armed conflict, terrorism mass tourism and natural and human-made disasters.
Signatories to the declaration include the Louvre Museum, Paris; the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the Palace Museum, Beijing; Factum Arte; Unesco and the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Global Heritage.
Direct to ReACH Website and
Direct to Complete ReACH Declaration