2018 is the European year of Cultural Heritage. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will participate in the celebrations by bringing together public broadcasting archives specialists and European policy makers at an event on September 25th at the Brussels Cinematek. As an important player in the worldwide audiovisual heritage landscape, FIAT/IFTA will take a prominent place in the programme.
As EBU states, the audiovisual and radio archives are vivid testimonies of history and cultural identities. Therefore preserving and facilitating access to this heritage takes a crucial role in building the future of Europe. These stories in the broadcaster’s archives deserve to be seen and heard to inspire future generations and nurture our creative industries across Europe.
The event will bring together media and archive specialists, policy makers and entrepreneurs to discuss how Europe’s audiovisual memory can best be protected, developed and open up. The conference will feature discussions on how to leverage digital technologies to promote and re-use our collections of radio and TV broadcasting history and point to new partnerships in making this possible.
Participants will be invited to exchange best practices and define new avenues for media organisations and institutions to drive engagement with archive materials for educational and entertaining purposes.
The programme of the event will be published soon. More information can be found on the EBU website.