Projects

WEAVE (2021-2022)

Widen European Access to cultural communities Via Europeana
This project aims to develop a framework to link the tangible and intangible heritage of cultural communities, safeguarding the rich and invaluable cultural heritage which they represent. In particular, the project will aggregate over 5,000 new high-quality records to Europeana, and showcase these collections in a set of engaging editorials and a virtual exhibition. The project will carry out several capacity building activities to develop a closer connection between cultural heritage institutions (CHIs), minority cultural communities and Europeana. Additionally, WEAVE will develop a set of open and reusable tools TO allow the management of annotations, semi-automatic recognition of specific gestures and movements and visualisation of performances and 3D models

PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of accredited aggregator for Europeana, participates in the project by leading:
– Content aggregation, quality and coordination
– Online presence and Europeana editorials

https://www.photoconsortium.net/weave


I² Identity and Innovation (2021-2022)

Knowledge exchange, collaboration and sharing of good practices, especially for secondary education in schools
The scope of the project is developing a participative trajectory between different actors in the sector of schoold education and cultural heritage. The idea is to create an integrated vision and creative solutions for a future-oriented innovation in European education, enforcing at the same time its roots and making visible its identity. At the very basis of the project’s concept, there are two core challenges: enhancing the historic value of educational heritage and creating innovative surroundings and practices for schools.

PHOTOCONSORTIUM is involved in the project to:
– participate in round tables and discussions, bringing in the expertise in the digital cultural heritage domain
– organize a dedicated seminar in Pisa in 2022

https://www.photoconsortium.net/i2-identity-and-innovation/


CITIZEN HERITAGE (2020-2023)

Citizen Science Practices in Cultural Heritage: towards a Sustainable Model in Higher Education
CitizenHeritage will provide Higher Education Institutions with new insights and opportunities to include Citizen Science activities for social purposes into Higher Education Institutions curricula, teaching and learning activities. It will offer them a selection of good practices on how to benefit from the knowledge circulation in and outside academia and how to adopt a more vibrant role in civil society. CitizenHeritage will also organize a number of events focused on developing participatory approaches involving citizens, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Higher Education Institutions

PHOTOCONSORTIUM is involved in the project to:
– dissemination and creation of educational and promotional materials
– organization of a dedicated seminar in Pisa in 2023

https://www.citizenheritage.eu/


PAGODE (2020-2021)

EUROPEANA CHINA
PAGODE will aggregate to Europeana a minimum of 10,000 new objects, annotate and enrich more than 2,000 digital objects already in Europeana, and activate Cultural Heritage Institutions to plan new digitisation and enrichment of thousands and thousands of digital cultural heritage items.

This wealth of material will be organized in Europeana to create a new thematic collection rich in high quality content to explore, compelling editorials, galleries, blogs and a virtual exhibition.

PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of the expert hub for photography, is involved in the project to:
– support content selection, annotation and ingestion to Europeana
– organize a collection day in Pisa in 2021

https://www.photoconsortium.net/pagode/

https://www.photoconsortium.net/pagode-europeana-china/


EUROPEANA XX (2020-2021)

CENTURY OF CHANGE
Europeana XX Century of Change is conceived as a thematic initiative to explore the major factors which led to social change in Europe during the 20th century, by examining the relation of society with the state, private lives of individuals and technological advances.
By enriching Europeana with high-quality 20th-century content, the project aims to expand the range of 20th century content available on Europeana. Semantic enrichment and automated translation will also make the content more accessible and discoverable for all audiences. Editorials addressing a wide range of 20th century phenomena will be highlighted, showcasing compelling stories and unique heritage treasures in Europeana.

PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of the expert hub for photography, is involved in the project to:
– participate in content selection, metadata enrichment and ingestion to Europeana
– collaborate in the curation and publication of the new Europeana Thematic Collection

https://www.photoconsortium.net/europeana-xx-century-of-change/


EUROPEANA DSI-4 (2018-2020)

DEPLOYMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF EUROPEANA DSI CORE SERVICES
The DSI-4 is the fourth iteration of a strong consortium with a proven track record in creating access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in the target markets addressed by Europeana platform and site(s). Benefitting from a continual collection of data, and feedback from users the consortium has an evidence-based strategy towards the five markets of the European Citizens, Education, Research, Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of the expert hub for photography, is again involved in the project to:
– prosecute the action for metadata quality improvement of existing datasets in Europeana portal
– in addition to this, maintainance of the Europeana Photography and Migration thematic collections will be continued


WeAre#EuropeForCulture (2019-2020)

ENGAGING CITIZENS IN EUROPE AS A MEETING PLACE OF THE WORLD’S PEOPLE AND CULTURES – EYCH 2018 PROJECT WeAre#EuropeForCulture

Ten co-creation events across Europe will engage citizens of different ages and backgrounds, to realize an equal number of pop-up exhibitions including both local cultural heritage and crowdsourced heritage. The project is coordinated by KU Leuven and sees the participation of Noterik and Photoconsortium.

In addition to the project partners, member institutions belonging to Photoconsortium network will organize and host the events at their venue across 2019: Amsterdam: March; Budapest: April; Sofia: May; Helsinki: June; Krakow: July; Basel: August; Vilnius: September; Pisa: October; Catalonia: November; Cyprus: January 2020. A final event in Leuven/Brussels will recollect and showcase the pop-up exhibitions as a colourful mosaic representing European multicultural identity.

https://www.photoconsortium.net/we-are-europeforculture


50s IN EUROPE KALEIDOSCOPE (2018-2020)

ENGAGING IMAGES OF THE PEOPLE’S DREAM FOR A BETTER LIFE IN POST-WAR EUROPE OF THE 1950S
This project aims to develop a set of tools and demo/dissemination applications enabling citizens to better engage with Europeana content, with a focus – for the scope of the project funding – on the Fifties in Europe. Overall the project will showcase the value of interacting with and reusing cultural material, accessible through Europeana, offering innovative tools for personal user interaction, collections and database management, apps and dissemination/education tools.

Photoconsortium is the task leader for content coordination and selection. Together with project partners KIK-IRPA, Topfoto, OSZK, CRDI, and bringing to the project the bulk of photographic agencies who are members of Photoconsortium association, it will guarantee a vast pool of content available for the project, with interesting and high-quality collections from most European countries. Photoconsortium is also responsible for the realization of a physical photographic exhibition, for which calls for a participative selection of content by all partners and association members.

https://www.photoconsortium.net/50s-in-europe-kaleidoscope/


EUROPEANA DSI-4 (2018-2020)

DEPLOYMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF EUROPEANA DSI CORE SERVICES
The DSI-4 is the fourth iteration of a strong consortium with a proven track record in creating access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in the target markets addressed by Europeana platform and site(s). Benefitting from a continual collection of data, and  feedback from users the consortium has an evidence-based strategy towards the five markets of the European Citizens, Education, Research, Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of the expert hub for photography, is again involved in the project to:
– prosecute the action for metadata quality improvement of existing datasets in Europeana portal
– in addition to this, maintainance of the Europeana Photography and Migration thematic collections will be continued


EUROPEANA DSI-3 (2017-2018)

DEPLOYMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF EUROPEANA DSI CORE SERVICES
Europeana DSI-3 prosecutes the activities of DSI-2 to create access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in the Europeana platform, fostering data reuse by Education and Research sectors, supporting the creative economy, as well as engaging European citizens with access to Europeana Collections and its thematic sites. The Europeana DSI-3 consortium consists of Europeana Foundation as coordinator and 28 partners with the experience and capacity to strengthen the value of Europeana by delivering high-quality services for sharing and (re)using metadata and content.

PHOTOCONSORTIUM, in its role of the expert hub for photography, is involved in the project to:
– prosecute the action for metadata quality improvement of existing datasets in Europeana portal
– enlarge and maintain the Europeana Photography thematic collection


MIGRATION IN THE ARTS AND THE SCIENCES (2017-2018)

NEW THEMATIC COLLECTION IN EUROPEANA
Through partner KU Leuven, PHOTOCONSORTIUM participates in the CEF Generic Services project “Migration in the Arts and the Sciences”. Lead partner is Europeana. KU Leuven coordinates the curation. Other partners are National Archives of Hungary, National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute Poland, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, National Library of Lithuania, and National Library of Serbia. The project wants to highlight how migration in and out, and within Europe has contributed to the development of European Culture. This thematic collection will of course offer virtual exhibitions, galleries, browse entry points and a social media presence, but it will also be combined with real life events, through collection days at several cultural heritage institutions across Europe.

Through its participating partner, PHOTOCONSORTIUM brings in its experience with building thematic collections and its insights in metadata development, which is an aspect that requires special attention for a subject like migration. In addition, a photographic exhibition “Thousands are Sailing” is realized.


EUROPEANA DSI-2 (2016-2017)

ACCESS TO DIGITAL RESOURCES OF EUROPEAN HERITAGE
The Europeana DSI-2 project builds on and continues operation of the existing Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure’s (DSI) Core Service Platform following the Europeana DSI-1 action (2014-2015). It is the second project for the completion of Europeana’s strategy 2015-2020. It is in line with the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Trans-European Telecommunications Network’s work programme, delivering interoperability, connectivity and coordination for digital cultural heritage at a European level and providing efficient solutions for access and distribution of multilingual and multi-domain resources in digital European cultural heritage.

The role of PHOTOCONSORTIUM, invited to participate in the DSI for the first time in 2016 as the expert hub for photography, is to:
– Participate in the metadata improvement action of existing datasets in Europeana portal (WP1)
– Realize and curate the Europeana Photography thematic collection (WP2)

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