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Related Projects

On this section, we inform about other interesting projects about the documentation of magic lantern slides and creative re-uses of lantern heritage. Please send us a link to your initiative!

New Research Project: B-Magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)

This project will write the as yet unwritten history of the magic lantern as a mass medium in Belgium. In doing so, it will make an essential contribution to the study of the country’s cultural history as well as to international media historiography. It aims to rediscover the various functions of the lantern performance within…

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Cataloguing Lantern Slides in Spanish Heritage Portal

As part of the Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español (Collective Catalogue of Spanish Bibliographical Heritage ), latntern slides that were part of the libraries of Spanish Historical Highschools are catalgogued and partially digitised. If you search the catalogue for “material gráfico proyectable” (“graphic material for projection”), you will see a list of lantern slides…

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Deutsches Bildbandarchiv (“German Film Strip Archive“)

The Deutsches Bildbandarchiv (“German Film Strip Archive”) went online. This online resource documents a selection of German (both East and West) film strips and roll films dating from c. 1910s to the 1960s. Many commercial publishing houses of educative lantern slides also issued their images on film strips. Film strips were much cheaper than lantern…

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Lucerna – the Magic Lantern Web Resource

Lucerna is an online resource on the magic lantern. It includes details of slide sets, slide images, readings and other texts related to slide sets, lantern hardware, people and organisations involved in lantern history, and much more. The initiative for the Lucerna project came in 2005 from Ine van Dooren and Frank Gray (University of…

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Magic Lantern Research Group on Zotero

Zotero is an open source software to collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. This group provides resources for research on magic lanterns, optical projection and related topics. It includes links to hundreds of relevant web pages, a library of digital books on magic lanterns, a research bibliography of scholarly articles and more. Learn more here

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Media-historical, methodological, and media-technological Principles of the Digitisation of Works in the Historical Art of Projection

With the help of newest procedures and methods of the Digital Humanities, researchers at Trier University develop criteria and tools for digital editions of magic lantern slides and related source texts. Visit page. This project is a follow-up from the earlier research project Screen 1900

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Magic Lantern Projects at the University College London

The Museum and Collections’ Blog of UCL documents initiatives of using their magic lantern slide collection. The blog posts include a curator’s reflection on working with this under-researched material. Read the articles “Unpacking UCL’s Magic Lantern Slide Collections“, “The Micrarium – a place for tiny things” and the report of a lantern show at the UCL…

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Heritage in the Limelight: The Magic Lantern in Australia and the World

The Australian Research Council has funded a this three year project lead by Dr Martyn Jolly at the Australian National University. This project aims to discover and analyse the large number of glass magic lantern slides that remain under-used in Australian public collections. Heritage in the Limelight aims to explore the international reach and diversity of this…

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@MagicLanternSoc: Magic Lantern Society on Twitter

Next to Society news, the Twitter account of the Magic Lantern Society regularly highlights lantern related events and research from around the globe, including the activities of our A Million Pictures project. You don’t need an account to access the tweets at https://twitter.com/MagicLanternSoc.

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