Case studies

Several case studies will be carried out throughout the project. Current case studies:

The case studies will deliver empirical material framed by the research questions:

  • How can data collection policies and practices be adapted to create relevant and accessible collections of social photography?
  • How can digital archives, collection databases and interfaces be adapted to more accurately disseminate collections to different stakeholders and end users?
  • How can museums and archives change their role when collecting, to ensure user participation in the production of cultural heritage?

Results from the case studies will create the basis for the new recommendations.


Three different methods of collecting will be explored:

  • User-generated collecting performed in cooperation with the users, where the users choose what should be collected to the museum/archive.
  • Curated collecting where the museum/archive professionals select and acquire photographs.
  • Harvesting photographs as part of “big data”.