Digitisation of Cultural Heritage in France: An Interview with Christophe Dessaux

  • Christophe Dessaux Ministry of Culture and Communication, Paris, France
  • Monika Hagedorn-Saupe Institute for Museum Research, Berlin, Germany; ICOM
Keywords: digital heritage, Europeana, digitisation

Author Biographies

Christophe Dessaux, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Paris, France
Christophe Dessaux is a civil engineer. From 2004 to 2012, he worked at the Secretariat General in the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France, where he was responsible for the Department of Research, Higher Education and Technology. This department is in charge of the co-ordination of Research and Higher Education in the Ministry, of the implementation of the national digitisation plan of cultural heritage, and of the European development of these activities (Minerva, Michael, Europeana). Until 2012, Christophe Dessaux was the president of the association Michael Culture, which is in charge of the sustainability of the MICHAEL project, and member of the Executive Committee of the Europeana Foundation. Since September 2012 he has been Cooperation counsellor at the French Embassy in Uruguay, in charge of cultural and scientific cooperation.
Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, Institute for Museum Research, Berlin, Germany; ICOM
Prof. Monika Hagedorn-Saupe studied mathematics, sociology, psychology, and adult education at the Ruhr-Universit Bochum, at Kings College London, and at the Freie Universit Berlin. Since 1994, she has been Head of the department "Visitor-related museum research and museum statistics" in the Institut for Museum Research. She is responsible for several European projects and acts as the Deputy Director of the Institute. Currently she is a board member of the German Museum Association and represents ICOM-Europe at the EUROPEANA-Foundation. Since 2006 she is Honorary Professor at the University of Applied Science HTW in Berlin and teaches museology.
Published
2013-06-23
How to Cite
Dessaux, C., & Hagedorn-Saupe, M. (2013). Digitisation of Cultural Heritage in France: An Interview with Christophe Dessaux. Uncommon Culture, 3(5/6), 116-125. Retrieved from https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/UC/article/view/4779
Section
Interviews & Projects