Europeana Photography Thematic Collection – Launch event in Pisa, 20th May 2017

During the European Night of the Museums, the new thematic collection Europeana Photography was officially presented, during a launch event organized at Palazzo Lanfranchi in Pisa on 20th May 2017.

The collection offers access to 2.3 millions top-quality images, carefully selected to celebrate early photography by showcasing some of the finest historical collections around. Virtual exhibitions, themed galleries, blogposts and readymade queries are available in a new online platform, hosted by Europeana and curated by PHOTOCONSORTIUM, the international consortium for photographic heritage of which Promoter was one of the founder members in 2014.


  • h18,00 Registration
  • Opening: Presentation of the European Night of Museums and scope of the event / Alessandro Tosi, University of Pisa, director of the Museum of Graphics
  • Presentation of Photoconsortium Association / Antonella Fresa, Promoter, vicepresident of Photoconsortium
  • Engaging Collective Memories. The contribution of Europeana Photography to education / Fred Truyen, KU Leuven, president of Photoconsortium
  • Introducing Europeana Collections / Douglas McCarthy, Europeana Foundation
  • Live demo of the Europeana Photography Thematic Collection / Sofie Taes, curator of the channel
  • Question and Answer session
  • h20,00 Closing of the event and refreshments

In addition to the conference, the attendees and visitors of the Museum had the occasion to play with Man Meets World, a virtual interactive exhibition about Belle Epoque, powered with the E-Space MuPop technology, and to enjoy photographic masterpieces from PHOTOCONSORTIUM members in a physical exhibition.

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Antonella Fresa, vicepresident of PHOTOCONSORTIUM, presenting the Association