Tag: Fred Truyen

Europeana Photography Final Conference

The EuropeanaPhotography project ended 31st of January 2015. To mark the occasion, we organized a two-day conference in Leuven on Thursday 29 and Friday 30th of January, under the theme “The Impact of Digitization on Photographic Heritage: Memories Reframed“. Continue reading


Celebrating PHOTOCONSORTIUM

The great experience of the Europeana Photography project is near to its end: the project is finishing on 31st January 2015 with a big closing event in Leuven. But the end of the project is nothing else than what it … Continue reading


Europeana Space Opening Conference

The core topic of the conference was how to enable a creative re-use of digital cultural content thus unlocking the business potential of cultural heritage and fostering the creation of new jobs and economic growth. A very interested audience almost fulfilled the parterre of the former theater, now conference venue. As a side activity, in the afetrnoon of the second day the registered participants could visit the Venice incubator H-Farm, an inspiring environment for creativity and technology. Continue reading


Conference Girona 2014 Archives and Cultural Industries

by Sofie Taes, KU Leuven The program of the monumental, multi-disciplinarian conference on archives and cultural industries held in Girona’s Palau de Congressos (13-15 October), and co-organized by EuropeanaPhotography-partner Ajuntament de Girona (CRDI), featured several members of our consortium: Antonella … Continue reading


Europeana Space plenary meeting, 15th October 2014

The plenary meeting of the project took place at the beautiful location of Ca’ Foscari University, one day ahead the Opening Conference of Europeana Space. After the welcome speeches by Sarah Whatley (Project Coordinator) and Leonardo Buzzavo (representing the hosting … Continue reading


Europeana Photography @ Digital Humanities Congress

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield University to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, Europeana Photography is a very concrete example of the use of technologies to enhance cultural heritage. Continue reading


A joint creative workshop about digital photography

Guided by prof. Fred Truyen in his double role of Europeana Photography coordinator and Europeana Space pilot leader, the participants met in the Museum room of the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven. This joint workshop is just a first step in a close cooperation between the two projects, Europeana Photography and Europeana Space, and a concrete action for searching new business opportunities involving digital cultural heritage. Continue reading


Europeana Photography disseminated in Finland

The project coordinator prof. Fred Truyen and his assistant Sofie Taes were invited for a lecture at the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki, during the Photo Archive Days. Finland is not represented (yet!) in the EuropeanaPhotography consortium but the event was useful to start a dialogue and relationships with representatives from the Finnish archives and museums. Continue reading


Discussing the future of Digital Cultural Heritage

Main aim of the meeting was to compare experiences and ideas, to promote synergies and collaborations among the projects led by the attendees and to identify research spaces in the light of the upcoming new EU programme Horizon 2020. The meeting fostered discussion of a panel composed of high-level experts, coordinators of important EC projects in the area of cultural heritage preservation and enjoyment and in particular related to the digitization, cataloguing, aggregation and creative reuse of digital cultural contents. Continue reading