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Preservation of audiovisual and cinema heritage
The vocational training component of the MEDIA programme includes using new technologies to safeguard and develop film heritage, and it also aims to improve public access to this heritage.
To this end, it supports the ARCHIMEDIA network, which consists of multimedia libraries, universities and specialist laboratories involved in conserving and disseminating this heritage.
The User friendly information society programme, and in particular its cultural heritage component, includes activities on digitisation and the use of film archives. In addition to the restoration techniques and management methods developed in its projects, this programme is interested in setting up film archive libraries which can be accessed online.
programme aims to facilitate the introduction of multimedia services providing
access to European cultural heritage, such as audiovisual archives.
In order to ensure that the European film heritage is passed down
to future generations, it has to be systematically collected, catalogued,
preserved and restored.
The future Recommendation will ensure that Member States report every two years on all the actions that they take in relation to film heritage.To support these measures, European film heritage days Cined@ys was organised all over Europe in 2002 and 2003 in order to improve . public knowledge of these film archives and to provide an occasion for schools to organise educational activities on the subject of the visual image.
Lastly, the Information Society Technologies programme (IST)supports, within the framework of its action Preservation and development of the cultural heritage, a project called Presto Space which was launched on 1st February 2004 for a limited period of 3 years. Its main objective is to provide the technical solutions for the digital conservation of all types of audio-visual collections.
|Last update: 03-05-2006|