Curating Access to Audiovisual Heritage: Cultural Memory and Diversity in European Film Archives
2017 (English)In: Image [&] Narrative, ISSN 1780-678X, E-ISSN 1780-678X, Vol. 18, no 1, 97-110 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Archives, just like museums or libraries, are agents which contribute to the creation of our cultural memory. Inextricably linked to the notion of cultural heritage, they highlight some narratives, while sidelining or excluding others. Therefore it is important to critically reflect on the question “whose heritage” (Stuart Hall) is created in the process of archiving. This article looks at the politics of creating access to audiovisual heritage in European film archives via online video streaming opportunities. Examining audiovisual archives as agents in the construction of transnational memories, my research aims to provide new ways of reflecting on diversity practices in archival selection. As case study, this article examines the archival politics of the national film archives in Sweden, especially the way archivists are curating the site Filmarkivet.se.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 18, no 1, 97-110 p.
Film archives, heritage, diversity, access, archive, memory
Studies on Film
Research subject Humanities, Film Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-62477DiVA: diva2:1088767
ProjectsVR-projekt "Den rörliga bildens kulturarv. Mångfald och minne i digitala filmarkiv" (2016-2018)
FunderSwedish Research Council