EuropeanaPhotography is a unique
consortium composed of private and public partners who are digitizing the
best examples of early photography (1839 – 1939), in order to provide the
related metadata and thumbnails to Europeana (over 220.000 new items added
during 2013!). The partners come from all over Europe and have very
different backgrounds, expertise and requirements, thus empowering each
other through knowledge exchange and sharing. The achievements of Europeana
Photography in the fields of photography, digitization, metadata
enrichment, IPR and sustainability models are made available to the whole
community of professionals and institutions in the field. The consortium
includes 19 representatives from 13
Member States. They are leading private and public
photographic agencies as well as public institutions and museums. Two new
content providers, from Ukraine and from Cyprus, recently joined the
consortium as affiliate partners, and will provide further images of theirs
The work within the project concerns
the following main activities.
support and best practices through MINT
vocabulary on Early Photography
support and advocacy
On these topics, public documents and
factsheets have been produced and made available on the project’s website http://www.europeana-photography.eu
and on the project’s showcase on www.digitalmeetsculture.net
The project plans a major communication
campaign including a physical exhibition including a virtual exhibition, a
mobile digitization studio and a video. The Europeana photography
exhibition is setup as a travelling exhibition that can be combined
to local initiatives.
EuropeanaPhotography is currently
setting up a membership-based organisation to continue its mission.
Services to be provided are digitization expertise, metadata mapping
support, IPR consultancy and advocacy and training.