OpenUp! is your trusted partner for contributing natural history and biodiversity content to the Europeana portal, which acts as the basis for building a common data space for Europe’s cultural heritage.

The OpenUp! Natural History Aggregator is coordinated by AIT Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungs-Gesellschaft mbH (AIT-Graz) and the Botanic Garden und Botanical Museum Berlin (BGBM)

Since its launch in 2012, the OpenUp! network – has developed into an international collaboration of some of the most outstanding natural history and science museums, botanical gardens and university collections worldwide.

Our partner institutions from 13 European countries and beyond contribute about 12 million records from the field of natural history to Europeana.

OpenUp! encourages all kinds of natural history or scientific institutions to join and share their collections with the world.

Especially for smaller or medium size institutes we offer tailored support, a helpdesk and training events.

If you want to know more about OpenUp! and how to become a partner then please visit this our How to Join page or contact us directly!

OpenUp!-Partner Map