Europeana Photography Thematic Collection – Launch event in Pisa, 20th May 2017

During the European Night of the Museums, the new thematic collection Europeana Photography was officially presented, during a launch event organized at Palazzo Lanfranchi in Pisa on 20th May 2017.

The collection offers access to 2.3 millions top-quality images, carefully selected to celebrate early photography by showcasing some of the finest historical collections around. Virtual exhibitions, themed galleries, blogposts and readymade queries are available in a new online platform, hosted by Europeana and curated by PHOTOCONSORTIUM, the international consortium for photographic heritage of which Promoter was one of the founder members in 2014.


  • h18,00 Registration
  • Opening: Presentation of the European Night of Museums and scope of the event / Alessandro Tosi, University of Pisa, director of the Museum of Graphics
  • Presentation of Photoconsortium Association / Antonella Fresa, Promoter, vicepresident of Photoconsortium
  • Engaging Collective Memories. The contribution of Europeana Photography to education / Fred Truyen, KU Leuven, president of Photoconsortium
  • Introducing Europeana Collections / Douglas McCarthy, Europeana Foundation
  • Live demo of the Europeana Photography Thematic Collection / Sofie Taes, curator of the channel
  • Question and Answer session
  • h20,00 Closing of the event and refreshments

In addition to the conference, the attendees and visitors of the Museum had the occasion to play with Man Meets World, a virtual interactive exhibition about Belle Epoque, powered with the E-Space MuPop technology, and to enjoy photographic masterpieces from PHOTOCONSORTIUM members in a physical exhibition.

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Antonella Fresa, vicepresident of PHOTOCONSORTIUM, presenting the Association

Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

book coverCultural Heritage in a Changing World is the book produced by the RICHES project and curated by editors Karol Jan Borowiecki (University of Southern Denmark), Neil Forbes (Coventry University) and Antonella Fresa (Promoter SRL).

It is a collection of essays by important experts, adding to the debates surrounding the cultural heritage domain.

The Book is divided into four interrelated sections: Context of Change; Mediated and Unmediated Heritage; Co-creation and Living Heritage for Social Cohesion; and Identity and Belonging.


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Best Practice for Education workshop


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Antonella Fresa presented E-Space project at the "Best Practice for Education Workshop" held in Athens on 22 January 2016.

This workshop is the first celebration of the work Europeana Space project is doing in the domain of Education. During this workshop, current best practices for environments/applications to facilitate re-use of digital cultural heritage content in an educational context were presented, together with the 5 educational demonstrators developed within E-Space, the MOOC, and the new online portal E-Space for Education.

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Civic Epistemologies Roadmap presented in Rome

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On Wednesday the 13th January 2016, in the beautiful “Biblioteca delle Corporazioni”, hosted in the premises of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project organised an encounter to present the “Roadmap for Citizen Researchers in the Age of Digital Culture”, the main outcome developed by the project.

A selected number of different stakeholders were invited to the meeting.

The experts had the opportunity to discuss about the value of engaging citizens in the research, and about the role that artists can have in terms of introducing innovative practices and mediating between sectors of the society, which are not used to work together.

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Europeana Space in Tallinn


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Creative reuse of cultural heritage and contemporary practices: challenges and opportunities in the digital world: E-Space II conference tok place in Tallinn on 10-11 December 2015.

This event, organized by the Estonian Ministry of Culture, intended to generate new perspectives for the wider re-use of cultural heritage and contemporary practices within a framework of creative experimentation and novel dialogue between multidisciplinary sectors. Next to interesting keynote speakers and round tables, the conference focused on the lessons learnt in the development of the project’s outputs and on moving towards sustainable results.

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