Mapping the future of digital cultural heritage at EuropeanaTech 2015

Author: Gregory Markus
George Oates and Seb Chan at Europeana Tech. By: Europeana (CC-BY-SA)

George Oates and Seb Chan at Europeana Tech. By: Europeana (CC-BY-SA)

 

“Making the beautiful thing”; this was the theme for the EuropeanaTech 2015 Conference in Paris at the National Library of France on February 12 and 13. But what is the beautiful thing? 

Most people would say that art, paintings, photographs, stories and sculptures, are beautiful things. Though this is true, this was not a gathering of artists – at least not in the traditional sense. EuropeanaTech 2015 instead brought together a crowd of expert developers, innovators, and technical pioneers in the field of digital cultural heritage. The beautiful thing they are united in making? Meaningful interaction between the public and their cultural heritage. And, as Tim Sherratt from Trove reflected, it’s “an ambitious undertaking”.

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Enjoy the last day of Carnival season with these celebrations from around Europe!

Author: Yashar Dehaghani

Photo source: Institut national de l’audiovisuel. All rights reserved.

 
 

It’s the last day of the season for carnivalistic joys and games, and Europe has a rich tradition for carnivals and merriment. We hope you have fun with these short clips from across the continent. Feel free to search for more spectacular celebrations on EUscreen.eu!

 

A carnival on roller-skates

 

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It’s carnival season, and some carnivals are more mobile than others.

DR / Denmark 1957 [01:38]

Mardi Gras giant on fire

 

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During the Vierves-sur-Viroin carnival, a Giant is built and then sentenced to be burnt to the delight of the local population.

RTBF/Belgium 1986 [05:06]

Confetti and parades in Italy

 

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A swirl of confetti and parades floats from Taormina to Viareggio.

Luce/Italy 1958 [01:58]

Masks and costumes from Slovenia

 

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Carnival masks and preparation for the Carnival in Cerknica along with traditional carnival masks from Vrbice.

RTV SLO/Slovenia 1996 [03:24]

A literary performance in Romania

 

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A masked performance during carnival.

TVR/Romania 1964 [02:16]

An artist’s ball in Denmark

 

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Artist carnival in the Odd-Fellow mansion in Copenhagen.

DR/Denmark 1951 [00:49]

 

Chirigota performs in Spain

 

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Performance by one of the “chirigota” groups that sing satirical songs about topics in the news during carnival festivities. In this case, the group sings about the war in Iraq.

TVC/Spain 2003 [01:21]

A candy war in Catalonia

 

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A look at the different ways of celebrating Carnival in Catalonia, such as the dance of the crazy giants in Solsona, the candy war in Vilanova i la Geltrú and the parade in Barcelona.

TVC/Spain 1986 [02:55]

Shrove Tuesday in Austria

 

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A report on the carnival in Sörg in Carinthia.

ORF/Austria 2011 [04:20]

Carnival in Nothing Hill

 

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Picture shows one of the Carnival parades taking part in London’s Notting Hill Carnival which is held every August Bank holiday. It first began in 1964 and has become one of the biggest street festivals in the world.

BBC/United Kingdom 2001

Amazing parade sculptures in Nice

 

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The carnival floats by amidst the cheering crowds at place Masséna in Nice.

INA/France 1950 [00:37]

The truth about carnivals in Germany

 

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This continuing series on clichés about Germans deals this time with Germany’s so-called 5th season, carnival. Michael Wigge asks his countrymen what their attitude towards the merry and crazy tradition is and shows us what kind of costumes people come up with.

DW/Germany 2008 [03:42]

Apply now for FRAME 2015: Enhance the value of your media content

 

FRAME is a training course on new technologies applied to the restoration, digitization, preservation and use of audiovisual and cinematographic archives.

The 2015 edition of the FRAME seminar, dedicated to European and non European professionals of the media industry, will take place in June and October, hosted by Ina EXPERT in partnership with EBU, FIAT/IFTA and Creative Europe.

In a fast and ever moving technological world, the management of audiovisual content evolves: digitization of analogue contents, long term preservation of born digital contents, description, accessibility through innovative ways of delivery and promotion are key issues. The FRAME training addresses, in 2 sessions, each step of the management of these contents.

The seminar is tailored to European and non-European professionals working in the field of audiovisual heritage and content management and allows for 15 participants per session.

Apply now to join this years FRAME seminar in Bry-sur-Marne, France or read more about the seminar on ina-expert.com

 

1st session program: Preservation & digitization of audiovisual media

22 to 26 June 2015

Methodological and technical issues for the implementation of digitization systems for film, video and sound archives, and the choice of formats, storage and digital content infrastructures.

 

2nd session program: Organization, marketing and use of archival digital content

19 to 23 October 2015

New uses of archives, which use for which users (professionals, researchers, and general public), documentation, rights’ management and physical and digital restoration of images.

 

Photo source: www.ina-expert.com/our-achievements/frame-2015.html

 

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