Photoconsortium’s annual event 2019, Helsinki 4-5 June

Photoconsortium’s annual event 2019, Helsinki 4-5 June


Museovirasto_logo_fi_enThe annual event of Photoconsortium in 2019 is hosted by Museovirasto – Finnish Heritage Agency in Helsinki.

As usual, the first day is dedicated to the annual general assembly for the members of the association, where the activity and financial reports are presented and plans for the next year are discussed and agreed.

The second day, a public event is organized at the premises of the National Museum of Finland. Theme for the conference is: “Intepreting past and present through photographic archives and collection”.

Preliminary schedule:

9.00 – 9.05  Welcome / Chief Intendant Ismo Malinen, Finnish Heritage Agency

9.05 – 9.20 Photoconsortium and its activities / Professor Frederik Truyen (KU Leuven, Belgium), Photoconsortium President

9.20 – 10.00 Europeana and storytelling / Digital curator Sofie Taes (KU Leuven, Belgium), Photoconsortium communication officer

10.00-10.30 Intepreting C.T. Ericsson’s photographs from Africa / PhD. Timo Särkkä, University of Jyväskylä

10.30 – 11.00 Photographic Transition of Families and Portrait Photography / Peter Fornaro and Vera Chiquet, University of Basel, Switzerland

11.00 – 11.20 Break

11.20 – 11.40 CultureLabs and interpreting cultural Heritage / Planner Suvi Sillanpää, Finnish Heritage Agency

11.40 – 12.00 Coming to terms: resurrections and photographic archives / Manager Photo collection, library and digitisation Erik Buelinckx, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Belgium

12.00 – 12.40 Whose stories and heritage we preserve, collect and tell through photography archives and collections?
Panel discussion with question and answer time. Chair: Erik Buelinckx; with participation of Timo Särkkä, Sofie Taes, Peter Fornaro, David Iglesias, Frederik Temmermans, Antonella Fresa.

12.50 – 13.00 Closing remarks and end of the conference


National Museum of Finland,

Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 9-13

Free entrance

In addition to the conference, a visit to the Conservation Centre in Vaanta is planned on the second day, in conjunction with a Fifties In Europe Kaleidoscope project meeting.

The Photoconsortium event is joined to the WeAre#EuropeForCulture co-creation session and exhibition in Hameenlinna on 6-7 June.



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