ShareCare X Amsterdam 2019

After Copenhagen, Hamburg, Brussels and Stockholm the Sharing is Caring X Conference will come to Amsterdam on 22 November 2019 hosted by the Rijksmuseum.



The Sharing is Caring X Amsterdam conference addresses the opportunities and challenges of all kinds of different open data in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). The aim of this one-day conference is to exchange ideas and best practices among heritage institutions that have opened up their digital collection content or want to do so in the future.

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Sharing is Caring X Amsterdam will address the next challenges for museums in making findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable the full context of collection objects, with a particular focus on research data. There will be a wide variety of presentations and lightning talks given by national and international experts. The conference is first and foremost a forum for discussions and meet up with international colleagues.


The Sharing is Caring concept, started in 2011 by Merete Sanderhoff from the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, focuses on collaboration and sharing in the cultural heritage sector. Sharing is Caring promotes the value of open heritage collections for society and brings together practitioners, researchers and users of culture.

Conference Programme

A first draft of the programme is available here.

Call for lightning talks

2 We invite ShareCare delegates who want to contribute something interesting and inspiring to submit an abstract for a 5 minute lightning talk. It is a great way for conference delegates to share innovative ideas of international relevance with other participants.

Abstracts should be submitted before 20 October 2019 and the abstract word limit is 200 words (no images).

Please submit your abstract here.

Programme Committee

  • Merete Sanderhoff, Curator and Senior Advisor at Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen
  • Loic Tallon, former Chief Digital Officer at Metropolitan Museum New York
  • Herbert Van de Sompel, Chief Innovation Officer at the Dutch institute for Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) The Hague
  • Wilbert Helmus, Network Manager at the Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE) The Hague
  • Saskia Scheltjens, Head of Research Services at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam


The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Rijksmuseum located at Museumstraat 1 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

More information

More information about Sharing is Caring and the Amsterdam Extension you can find on You can find us on Twitter via #SharecareX and #Sharecare19.

Address and contact

Contact information:


Friday 22 November 2019

Registration fees

The registration fee includes refreshments and lunch and a complimentary one-day entrance to the Rijksmuseum.

  • Early bird fee 1 day ticket: € 70
  • Regular fee 1 day ticket: € 100
  • Student fee 1 day ticket (limited tickets available): € 35

The deadline for early bird registration is 27 October 2019 23:59 UTC. You must register and pay before this date to receive the early bird ticket. After this date, all new and unpaid registrations will be charged the regular fee.

Students have to send proof of their student status to the conference emailaddress before purchasing their ticket.

Cancellation fee
Before 22 October 2019: 50 % of your fee
On or after 22 October 2019: no refund