Hack4Heritage – Welcome!



Hack4Heritage is a creative event and hack with a focus on open cultural heritage data or content. Between the 14th and the 16th of October, the Stockholm City Archives turns into a meeting place where cultural heritage is given new life through new connections, solutions or art forms. Everyone is welcome!

Hack4Heritage is arranged by Digisam in cooperation with the Stockholm City Archives.

YOU are welcome!

We have now published an English version of the event website, and you are welcome to sign up here!

Who can participate?

We welcome everyone who is interested in digital cultural heritage and open data or open content. You may for example be a programmer, a developer, a designer, an academic, a student, a professional from the cultural heritage sector, someone who wants to explore how something digital can be translated into something material or vice versa… We believe that when different people having different perspectives come together, the most exciting things happen. All participants will together show what is possible, which is why we need you and your ideas!

What is Hack4Heritage about?

During Hack4Heritage, participants will be working and developing based on three themes: Code, Creation and Concept. If you prefer coding, you may for example make creative use of open cultural heritage data or content in the shape of mobile apps or web services, or dig deeper into the field of linked open data. If you prefer to make a creation, you may let yourself be inspired by digital cultural heritage in order to let it be manifested in physical form. If you prefer to think further regarding concepts, you may spend time combining different sources or engage in storytelling, e-learning, school resources or research questions. You choose!

Hack4Heritage is one out of four national events and hacks (one Finnish, one Danish, one Swedish and one Norwegian) being held in 2016 through a Nordic cooperation on open cultural data, with support from Nordic Innovation. Therefore, open cultural heritage content from other Nordic countries will also be connected to the event. A special price for solutions with Nordic connections is awarded by Nordic Innovation. Winners will receive support in developing their idea and be sent to Europe´s leading start-up event SLUSH in Helsinki. Read more about the price and competition criteria here. Prices will also be awarded for each theme (code, creation, concept) and we will return with more information and criteria for them.


Slöjd Stockholm will be present at Hack4Heritage in order to provide participants with different kinds of material such as fabrics, paper, embroidery yarn and more. Slöjd Stockholm have qualified knowledge of craft techniques and creative processes and will contribute to making Hack4Heritage a creative space. Different materials and equipment make it possible for you as a participant to work with your hands in order to get ideas regarding digital solutions or to make creations built upon digital material.

Contribute data or content

During Hack4Heritage, open cultural heritage data or content with a Swedish or Nordic origin will be used. Here you can read more about why your organisation should contribute with open data or content and how to do it.

Questions or ideas?

Please contact project manager moa.ranung@riksarkivet.se