To generate use, knowledge and inspiration from Europe's
cultural heritage information.
- To establish and reinforce long-term partnerships among
museums and other European cultural institutions.
- To promote a European focus for international
- To facilitate on-line access to the cultural heritage of
EMII aims to convert its existing network into a dynamic distributed
centre of expertise dedicated to facilitate the development of
cultural heritage information resources in Europe.
EMII empowers cultural heritage organisations to open up
their cultural content to a wider audience by:
- Ensuring that best practice in cultural information
management is implemented across Europe.
- Promoting collaboration and sharing expertise among EMII
- Encouraging the use of standards developed in
co-operation with the international cultural heritage
community to support digitisation processes.
- Raising awareness, disseminating information, and
educating cultural heritage professionals on the latest
developments in the field of new technology, in particular
relating to cultural information management.
- Working in collaboration with other existing networks
and international standards organisations to ensure
effective interoperability among museums, libraries and
The European Museums' Information Institute - EMII - is a
collaborative, virtual network formed by key institutions in the
The network's main purpose is to promote the exchange of best
practice and the effective use of standards in information
management among European member states and associated
The partnership was first established in 1999, in order to
strengthen the position of the cultural heritage sector and,
more specifically the work of museums within the European Union.
EMII receives financial support from its members and gains
funding from grant funding bodies, such as the European
Commission, to develop specific products.
The EMII Consortium:
- Works as a well-established and successful partnership.
- Operates within the political context of the European
- Supports the work of the museum community in Europe.
- Promotes cross-sectoral and other international links.
- Disseminates information management resources to
cultural heritage professionals.
Currently the EMII Consortium is formed by 10 partner organisations in
10 European member states or associated countries: