Relaxed and overwhelmed by the events of the night before we met for the last time at the Palazzo Labia. The third and last day of the FIAT/IFTA World Conference kicked off with the presentations of the FIAT/IFTA’s own ongoing initiatives, like the Save Your Archive, Where are you on your timeline survey, Outsourced Digitisation Guideline. Also, the Media Studies Grant was put in the spotlight, showcasing two amazing projects enabling academic research on the content of our member’s collections.
The final plenary session was run by the BBC colleagues who introduced us to the BBC Rewind project and yet again showed the value of the archives and the potential and power they have to comment, inspire and influence the contemporary. For some adding the word ‘”mugwump” to our vocabulary. Intrigued? Watch the clip.
With the final slide of the final presentation down it was time for a wrap up including lots of gratitude – to the organisers, the conference team, the presenters, the sponsors and to the community of FIAT/IFTA. It has truly been a unique conference, filled with rich, diversified programme, inspiring company of new and old colleagues and, last but not least, breathtaking venues whose image will stay with many of us for longer.
— Adrian Bull (@v2bull) October 12, 2018
Speaking of the future and plans for 2019… it is our great pleasure to announce that the next FIAT/IFTA World Conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Hosted by the Croation Radiotelevision (HRT) the next year’s conference will take us further to the East and will hopefully, among other things, become a relevant contribution to an ongoing discussion on the condition of the audiovisual sector in the region.
— Brecht Declercq (@Brecht_declercq) October 12, 2018
So please stay tuned and watch out for #FIATIFTA2019!
See you next year in Dubrovnik (Croatia)! #FIATIFTA2019
— FIAT/IFTA (@FIAT_IFTA) October 12, 2018