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Europa TV: The early experiment of a European channel

29th August 2018

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is, among other things, owner of a unique collection of material of the channel Europa TV. To gain more insight into this channel, Sound and Vision asked master student Marloes Stapper from Utrecht University to perform research into this collection. In this dedicated blog post Marloes will tell…

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

8th August 2018

In this weeks’s top five best archive-based films, Richard Misek, filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Kent, selects his five favourite films. 1. The city of Los Angeles as an invisible backdrop in “Los Angeles Plays Itself”(Thom Andersen, 2003) For over a century, Los Angeles formed a ubiquitous and invisible backdrop…

Europeana’s Impact Playbook: the cultural heritage professionals’ guide to assessing impact

7th August 2018

As a cultural heritage institution it can be quite a challenge to demonstrate the impact of your work. What is the effect it has on people’s lives? And what are the right tools to measure the effect of the daily activities of your museum, library or archive? We asked Julia Fallon, IPR & Policy Advisor…

Audiovisual Heritage in Education and Beyond: The Annual EUscreen Network Meeting

25th July 2018

On July 5 and 6, EUscreen’s network members met at Charles III University’s beautiful Puerta de Toledo Campus in Madrid. The light-induced, rationalist building stems from 1934. After having served as a fish market for decades, it opened its doors to accommodate students and faculty in 2011. Our hosts where Carmen Ciller, who coordinates the university’s film and television…

Video Collection: Football

11th July 2018

Did you know that until the 19th century, football had been played in various forms, but using a multiplicity of rules under the general heading of “folk football”? A key moment in the development of the game as we know it today came in October 1863, when representatives from a dozen schools and clubs met…

The Shaping of News: An Analysis of Actors in the News

22nd June 2018

Last April, the paper ‘Look Who’s Talking – An Analysis of Actors in Television News (2003-2016)’ was published by Kathleen Beckers and Peter Van Aelst. The paper sheds light on the shaping of news through the study of actors in the news. An enduring topic in Journalism Studies where little systematic knowledge exists upon. We…

This Is How Open Publication of Broadcasting Content Can Make a Difference

13th June 2018

Last year, the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO produced a ten-part documentary series titled The Mind of the Universe, in which leading scientists from various fields were interviewed about their work. Aware of their role as a public institution, and looking for bigger impact, VPRO decided to distribute this series under an open license, allowing other…

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

8th June 2018

A truly special list  all coming from the archive of Czech Television, as archivist Martin Bouda lets us know his top archive-based films and series. 1.  The uncertain future of the earth in the Sci-Fi series “Návštěvníci (Visitors)” This 15 part TV series is filmed between 1981 and 1983, by Czech director Jindřich Polák. With a great…

Top 5 Archive-Based Films Selected by the Expert

1st June 2018

This week expert Montserrat Bailac of Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals tells us the story behind her favourite archive-based films. 1. The historical “El Perro Negro” “El Perro Negro (2005)” is one of my favourite film for several reasons, but mainly because of the topic, the Spanish Civil War and the aesthetic way it is presented. It’s not easy to…