Thank you!

photo: Fredrik Enoksson CC BY-SA
Photo: Fredrik Enoksson CC BY. See more photos here.


Code: ChurchSearch

Creation: Voices of Technical heritage

Concept: MuseumGo

SLUSH-prize: MyMuseum

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See the project pitches here.


Hack4Heritage is a creative event and hack with a focus on open cultural heritage data or content. During Friday evening and throughout the weekend between the 14th and the 16th of October, the Stockholm City Archives in central Stockholm turns into a meeting place where cultural heritage is given new life through new connections, solutions or art forms.

We welcome everyone who is interested in digital cultural heritage and open data or open content. You may for example be a programmer, a developer, a designer, an academic, a student, a professional from the cultural heritage sector, someone who wants to explore how something digital can be translated into something material or vice versa… We believe that when different people having different perspectives come together, the most exciting things happen. All participants will together show what is possible, which is why we need you and your ideas!

Hack4Heritage is one out of four national events and hacks (one Finnish, one Danish, one Swedish and one Norwegian) being held in 2016 through a Nordic cooperation on open cultural data, with support from Nordic Innovation. Therefore, open cultural heritage content from other Nordic countries will also be connected to the event.

Hack4Heritage is arranged by Digisam in cooperation with the Stockholm City Archives.


During Hack4Heritage, participants will be working and developing based on three themes:




If you prefer coding, you may for example make creative use of open cultural heritage data or content in the shape of mobile apps or web services, or dig deeper into the field of linked open data. If you prefer to make a creation, you may let yourself be inspired by digital cultural heritage in order to let it be manifested in physical form. If you prefer to think further regarding concepts, you may spend time combining different sources or engage in storytelling, e-learning, school resources or research questions. You choose!

Prices will also be awarded for each theme (code, creation, concept) and we will return with more information about this.

The Nordic SLUSH price

A special price for solutions with Nordic connections is awarded by Nordic Innovation. Winners will:

  • Receive support in pitching and developing their idea – The support is given by certified Value Creation trainers from Niowa Innovation & Value Creations.
  • Be sent to Europe´s leading start-up event SLUSH in Helsinki to participate during #hack4norden.
  • Participate during a joint workshop for the #hack4norden finalists, including dinner and drinks.

Read more about the price and competition criteria here.


Slöjd Stockholm will be present at Hack4Heritage in order to provide participants with different kinds of material such as fabrics, paper, embroidery yarn and more. Slöjd Stockholm have qualified knowledge of craft techniques and creative processes and will contribute to making Hack4Heritage a creative space. Different materials and equipment make it possible for you as a participant to work with your hands in order to get ideas regarding digital solutions or to make creations built upon digital material.

Open cultural heritage data and content

Here you can read more about why your organisation should contribute with open data or other open resources and how to do it.

Do you have questions, opinions or wishes before your participation at Hack4Heritage? We have now opened up a Slack-channel for you!

We want to do our best to meet your needs and to ensure that you will have as good experience as possible during Hack4Heritage. Therefore we are now opening up a public communication channel, at the chat service Slack, before the event. This opportunity is provided for you who potentially have questions or want to present your thoughts and wishes. We follow and answer in the channel continuously, and you are of course more than welcome to discuss with other participants in the channel as well.

Please email mattias[snabel-a]okfn[punkt]se for an invite to the Slack-channel. Here you can also get in touch with other participants, and institutions who are contributing data and content. The web address to the Slack-channel is:


The program will be updated continuously.

#Day 1 Friday

17.00-17.30 Welcome

17.30-18.00 Warm-up

18.00-19.00 Dinner

19.00-22.00 Presentations of data and content + Creative session

22.00 End of #Day1

#Day 2 Saturday

09.00-09.30 Breakfast and start-up

09.30-12.00 Creative session – Including the possibility to participate during a guided tour of, and held by, The Stockholm City Archives at 11.00 (in Swedish) or at 12.00 (in Swedish). For a guided tour in English, see the next creative session in the program.

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-18.00 Creative session – Including the possibility to participate during a guided tour of, and held by, The Stockholm City Archives at 13.00 (in English) or at 14.00 (in Swedish)

18.00-19.00 Dinner

19.00-22.00 Creative session

22.00 End of #Day2

#Day 3 Sunday

09.00-09.30 Breakfast and start-up

09.30-12.00 Creative session

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Creative session

15.00-16.30 Sharing of results (code/creation/concept)

16.30-17.00 Audience award, jury deliberation and the Nordic SLUSH-price

18.00-19.00 Dinner

19.00-20.00 Mingle and next steps

20.00 End of #Day3 – Thank you!


Hack4Heritage – Opening hours

Friday 17.00-22.00

Saturday 09.00-22.00

Sunday 09.00-20.00

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Collaborators and sponsors