PHOTOCONSORTIUM – International Consortium for Photographic Heritage is a non for profit association whose purpose is the promotion and enhancement of the culture of photography and photographic heritage. To achieve its statutory goals, PHOTOCONSORTIUM aims to promote, organize and manage conferences, exhibitions, awards and training courses as well as to carry out publishing activities. The association participates, and promotes the participation of its members, in new projects and initiatives also in collaboration with third parties, including but not limited to participation in the Programmes of the European Commission. All the initiatives of the association are primarily devoted to serving the interests of its members. PHOTOCONSORTIUM is the expert hub on photography for Europeana.eu and curates the photography collection.
President of Photoconsortium Association is Prof. Fred Truyen, KU Leuven
A center of expertise on digitization, digital archives, metadata standards
PHOTOCONSORTIUM represents a centre of expertise and knowledge on digitization, aggregation of content to Europeana and other portals, metadata standards, indexing, cataloguing and controlled vocabularies, best practices for the management of digital archives, and much more. This expertise and knowledge is the core to generate activities, provide services, organise training programs and seminars and participate in new research.
The curator of the international exhibition “All Our Yesterdays”
As an example of activities targeting the general public, the association promotes at international level its exhibition of early photography “All Our Yesterdays”, conceived in the framework of EuropeanaPhotography project as a travelling exhibition. Furthermore, PHOTOCONSORTIUM will organize and coordinate future exhibitions on specific themes, possibly linked with territorial characteristics and features.
A democratic structure that welcomes new memberships sharing its aims
PHOTOCONSORTIUM has been established as a non-profit association with a democratic structure, political independence, and unlimited duration. PHOTOCONSORTIUM allows membership to both natural and legal persons, public or private bodies, companies, and associations. Founded by the partners of the EuropeanaPhotography project, the association aims to enlarge its network internationally and welcomes new members sharing its aims.
Scan of the Statute (PDF, Italian Language)
Translation of the Statute (PDF, English Language)
For more information about joining PHOTOCONSORTIUM: firstname.lastname@example.org