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Retas Budaya Indonesia

Retas Budaya is a program that brings together GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) with creative minds and tech enthusiasts to bring about collaborations and innovations from open cultural data.

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Festival Retas Budaya

Festival Retas Budaya: "The Future of Open GLAM" was held online from 6-8 November 2020.

The 3-day festival was filled with seminar, workshops, and talks exploring the potential of open cultural data in cultural institutions.

Watch the recorded video of the festival sessions here:


Best Works

From September - October 2020, Retas Budaya asked the public to create new works from open cultural data.

Participation was divided into four tracks: Stories from Data, Games from Data, Open Design Remix, Citizen Science & Open Data.

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Online seminars and books © Dominic Julian / Retas Budaya

Online-Seminars & Books

Want to dig deeper on open access for GLAM institutions? Want to learn best practices to make your collection open access? Watch our online seminar series and read our publications here.

Stories from Data © Elex Media Komputindo

The Book "Stories from Data" is Out Now!

Cerita dari Data (Stories from Data) is a collection of top ten short stories inspired by image and text collections from GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) insitutions. The competition is a collaboration between Goethe-Institut Indonesien, Gramedia Writing Project, and Elex Media Komputindo. It is also part of Retas Budaya Festival which were held online on 6-8 November 2020. Cerita dari Data invites us to delve into various cultural and historical aspects of Indonesia through lighthearted yet fascinating stories.


What do they say about open cultural data?

Toetik Koesbardiati © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Toetik Koesbardiati, Head of Museum of Ethnography & Center for Death Studies

Lisistrata Lusandiana © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Lisistrata Lusandiana, Director of Indonesian Visual Art Archive

Dharwis Yacob © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Dharwis Yacob, Archivist at The National Archives of Indonesia

Azizah Assattari © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Azizah Assattari, CEO Lentera Nusantara

Helene Hahn © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Helene Hahn, Co-founder of Coding da Vinci

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