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AvoinGLAM is an Open Knowledge Finland working group promoting Open Access to cultural heritage. Our goal is to make GLAM activities more inclusive, diverse, and equitable by expanding the scope of modalities, topics, and practitioners of cultural heritage, and addressing questions of ethical sharing. With this in mind, we wish to interpret the acronym GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) as Global Languages, Art & Memory.

We promote creative collaborations and peer learning across the range of GLAM practitioners. We function at the intersection of Wikimedia, Creative Commons and Open Knowledge, advocating collaboration across organizational and domain boundaries.

AvoinGLAM has been established in 2012, and it has been supported by a Wikimedia Foundation Community Fund since 2022.

Highlights of 2024 activities

Past highlights

Previous years

Governance, program and funding

AvoinGLAM is an unincorporated group working with Open Knowledge Finland as the fiscal sponsor.

AvoinGLAM meetings are open for anyone to attend. There is no formal membership. We invite anyone to join Open Knowledge Finland as member.


Steering group 2024

The core group was elected on 13 December in the annual meeting of AvoinGLAM.

  • Tove Ørsted
  • Tuomas Nolvi
  • Kimberli Mäkäräinen
  • Julia Brungs (in private capacity)
  • Ranjit Menon
  • Sophea Lerner

Staff & contractors

Fiscal sponsor Open Knowledge Finland

  • Susanna Ånäs, Interim ED
  • Mehalet Yared, chair of the board

AvoinGLAM representative in OKFI Board

  • Andrew Paterson