Tag: KU Leuven

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Photography pilot of E-Space: getting ready for the Hackathon!

There is a huge amount of digitized photographic and cultural heritage available on Europeana – and similar open repositories such as Wikimedia Commons and Flickr Commons – that are just waiting to be reused in innovative new applications. This shared cultural content can be an opportunity, with current technologies, to bring people together, to form a glue of new relations between content owners, educators, cultural heritage institutions, developers, students, stakeholder communities, creative industries. Continue reading


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Europeana Photography: excellent results

The review meeting, hosted by the project Coordinator Fred Truyen at the premises of KU Leuven, welcomed the Project Officer Krzysztof Nichczynski and the reviewers Makx Dekkers and Tom Wachtel with whom the Europeana Photography WP leaders had the possibility to illustrate and discuss the project achievements. Photo courtesy TopFoto.co.uk Continue reading


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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


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E-Space disseminated @ Europeana Photography final conference

The connection between Europeana Space and Europeana Photography is stronger than ever, basing on a Cooperation Agreement and most of all on common themes of reflection and activites. On 29-30 January, the Final Conference of Europeana Photography was organized in … Continue reading


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Europeana Photography at Europeana AGM in Madrid

Europeana Photography cannot miss this event, and will be presented by the project coordinator Fred Truyen (KU Leuven) in a Ignite Talk, entitled “All our memories”: sharing photographic heritage through Europeana, Continue reading


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Experimenting with photography

Photography is both a means of personal expression and a witness of present and past days: therefore it’s about cultural heritage and about creativity, and it is a wealth of possibilities for experimentations. Europeana Photography and Europeana Space are two projects strictly linked one to the other on this topic. Continue reading


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Europeana Space – Photography Pilot

Europeana Space includes 6 thematic pilots, among which one is dedicated to Photography. The Photography pilot will contribute to Europeana Space’s main goal: to demonstrate, by means of actual, funded and innovative applications hitting the market in all the right spots, that for the creative industries, open cultural heritage can be the fabric added value in the digital economy is made of. Photo courtesy of CRDI Girona. Continue reading


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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


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Some of our yesterdays: Europeana Photography @ British Library

Organized by the Royal Anthropological Institute and the British Museum, this gathering of professionals from either the artistic/creative field or the academic world, offered the opportunity to anyone active at the crossroads of both disciplines to showcase an oeuvre or project to the conference attendants. In te Europeana Photography booth, the accent was on the project’s future activities: the upcoming Belgian production of the expo (Leuven, 30 January – 30 March 2015), as well as the upcoming future platform that is springing out of the project after the end of the EC funding period. Continue reading


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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