Shared Heritage is a collection whose goal is to digitally safeguard, disseminate and connect documentary sources from complementary collections located across the world. This initiative aims to foster national and international partnerships between libraries, cultural institutions, and research communities in order to promote digital mediation for universal heritage while ensuring long-term conservation.
The BnF works together with numerous partners to set up digital libraries and to share the history of France from a global perspective.
Each digital library studies the exchanges between France and a country or a geographic area, telling a story of diverse and rich exchanges and interactions which resulted from these encounters. Divided into categories and thematic sub-categories, the content presented is accompanied by articles written by renowned researchers and specialists which contextualise the exhibited digital objects.
The websites of the Shared heritage collection are supported by Gallica, the digital library of the BnF, and its partners.