Recursos

Dia Mundial del Patrimoni Audiovisual



The audiovisual culture in Girona in the nineteenth century

Visit to the Museum of Cinema and presentation of the magic phantasmagoria lantern from the Institute of Secondary Education in Girona.

In 2005, UNESCO approved October 27th as the World Audiovisual Heritage Day in order to raise awareness among governments, administrations and the general public about the need to safeguard audiovisual heritage as part of the collective memory of the world. The Girona City Council, through the Center for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) and the Museum of Cinema, have celebrated this day uninterruptedly since 2007, with the organization of several activities and the creation of interesting resources related to the study and dissemination of audiovisual heritage.

This year, to commemorate this anniversary, we will focus on the audiovisual culture in Girona in the nineteenth century. We will organise two activities:

  • Guided visit to the magic phantasmagoria lantern. It was acquired in 1849 by the Institute of Secondary Education in Girona. This apparatus was used by the institute for almost 30 years at its classrooms. Accompanied by the director of the Museum, Jordi Pons, and the curator, Montse Puigdevall, we will be able to see original lantern plates related to this historic projector.
  • Paper by Daniel Pitarch: "Phantasmagoria and education: audiovisual culture in Girona in the nineteenth century". After learning about the magic phantasmagoria lantern, we will focus on the audiovisual culture of the nineteenth century. The speaker will explain the history of this object (how it was acquired, what were its possibilities, etc.) and the relationship between audiovisual and education in the nineteenth century.

Date and time: Dimarts 23 d'octubre a les 19.00 hores
Venue: Museum of Cinema. Carrer de la SŔquia, 1, 17001 Girona
Organized by: Cinema Museum and CRDI - Municipal Archive of Girona
Collaboration: Friends of Unesco de Girona

Entry is free but capacity is limited. The allocation of places will be made by strict order of arrival.

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