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Digital museum promotes cultural heritage activities

A new digital museum has opened in Marseille. In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, various local bodies and the association “La Fabulerie”, the first “Micro-Folies” of the French Bouches-du-Rhône region has opened in Marseille.

A “Micro-Folie” is a digital museum, which can host a FabLab, a Virtual Reality (VR) room, a theatre, a library and an area where people can meet, chat, share a meal and co-create. digital museum photo

A Fab Lab, or digital fabrication laboratory, is a place for people to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent. It is a place for learning and innovation. Fab Labs provide access to the environment, the skills, the materials and the advanced technology to allow anyone anywhere to make (almost) anything.

The main aim of Micro-Folie is to create a multi-purpose venue, co-created with its audience. In fact, every Micro-Folie is unique, as they answer the specific needs of local citizens.

Since May 2021, the Micro-Folie in Marseille has been welcoming young people and adults, who can play with several digital works of art and explore paintings and their history in every detail. Like the From Archive to Alive project, the Micro-Folies want to make digital archives accessible and popular among the youngsters.

The association “La Fabulerie” hosts the Micro-Folie in its museum, Le Fabuleux. To find out more about the frequently organised workshops, visit the website https://lafabulerie.com/.

Picture source: Ville de Lille, https://kulturiste.fr/une-etude-de-politique-culturelle/  

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EUscreen and education

The EUscreen portal provides access to clips and programmes from 25 broadcasters and audiovisual archives from 19 European countries. The collection consists of thousands of media items including videos, photographs, audio files, and documents, curated by archivists and researchers.  eu screen logo

With such a wealth of open access resources to use, EUscreen has been used in some schools and in higher education. You can explore educational perspectives EUscreen archives through a map or via the EUscreen blog or through articles on View journal.

The EUscreen network blog for teachers has been used to promote specific education projects the network is involved in and ways to use EUscreen services. An example of a project is Media Numeric, an Erasmus+ project that aims to educate a new generation of journalists and multimedia makers and gives them the tools to help create a European media ecosystem, that is user-driven, fair and balanced, economically sustainable and technologically advanced.

The Media Numeric project seeks to provide students and young professionals in media and communication studies the theoretical know-how and skills needed to embolden them to take on the opportunities of data-driven journalism and media production.

EUscreen has a call-to-action: for teachers and educators interested in innovative education activities.  They welcomes individuals and organisations within the educational sector to search and use the available content on the portal to create and implement high-quality education content and activities. You can find out more about EUscreen and education from the video below.

Audiovisual Archives for Education_EUscreen from EUscreen on Vimeo.

 

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What is EUscreen?

EUscreen is a website that provides free access to Europe’s television heritage through videos, articles, images and audio from European audiovisual archives and broadcasters. It offers an archive of resources that is based on the materials from a consortium of European broadcasters and audiovisual archives. They aim to support access to Europe’s audiovisual heritage. The European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage established by the Council of Europe creates the context for work on cultural co-operation, of which promoting European cinema has always been an important concern.

eu screen logoEUscreen runs its own Web portal providing access to archive materials. It is based on a consortium established in 2006 and draws on the expertise of a wide network of audiovisual archives, academic and technical partners. EUscreen an independent, inclusive network, supporting durable and contextualised access to Europe’s television heritage. The network actively promotes awareness of audiovisual heritage in various domains, including education, research, media production and towards the general public. In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the network, the EUscreen Foundation was founded in 2013.

EUscreen offers access to data files which must be available in XML, CSV, or JSON files, or via OAI-PMH harvesting as well as the following:

– Curation of audiovisual content through video collections, virtual and onsite exhibitions,euscreen image
– Promotion of collections and partners through a monthly newsletter, the EUscreen blog and social media (Twitter and Facebook), video collections, virtual exhibitions,
– Promotion of using audiovisual collections for education and research, also through the open access academic VIEW Journal of
– European Television History and Culture,
– Information and training on workflows and requirements needed to contribute data to EUscreen and Europeana,
– Training on working with the MINT mapping tool to map and enrich data following the requirements for publication on the EUscreen portal, as well as on Europeana Collections,
– Online aggregation training, courses and workshops at EUscreen network events,
– Data analysis and a feedback loop before sending data to Europeana,
– Uploading, storing and streaming of content for the EUscreen portal.

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