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Research Team Girona and Salamanca (WP 4): Taxonomic Organization of the Artefact and Examples of its Benefits for Creative Re-use of Lantern Slide Heritage

WP 4 team: Dr. Angel Quintana, University of Girona (leader), Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Frutos Esteban, Observatorio de los Contenidos Audiovisuales, Universidad de Salamanca (leader), Daniel Pitarch, Ramon Girona, Maria Lluïsa Faixedas, Imma Merino, Ma Josep Balsach, Xavier Antich, Carme Pardo, Dolors Vidal, José Antonio Cordón García (E-LECTRA, Universidad de Salamanca), José Gómez Isla (Observatorio de los Contenidos Audiovisuales, Universidad de Salamanca), Raquel Gómez Díaz (E-LECTRA, Universidad de Salamanca), Beatriz González de Garay Domínguez (Observatorio de los Contenidos Audiovisuales, Universidad de Salamanca), Carmen López San Segundo (Universidad de Salamanca), Bernardo Riego Amézaga (Universidad de Cantabria), Roberto Therón Sánchez (Grupo de Investigación en Interacción y eLearning, Universidad de Salamanca. Consultants: Elena Cervera de la Torre (Filmoteca Española), Rosa María Martín Latorre (Museo nacional de ciencia y tecnología), José Manuel Montero García (Museo nacional del teatro), Montse Puigdevall i Noguer (Museu del cinema Girona), Leoncio López-Ocón Cabrera (Instituto de Historia, Centro de ciencias humanas y sociales / Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas), Manuela Carmona García (Ministerio de educación, cultura y deporte. Catálogo colectivo del patrimonio bibliográfico), Jacinto P. Carrasco Claver (Asociación de institutos históricos de España – ANDPIH).  Children at play

Generating knowledge about lantern slides as elements of cultural heritage has been problematic because slides have been classified in a dispersed manner across multiple host institutions, hindering comparative studies across institutions and disciplines. For example, a magic lantern slide can be one piece from a private collection; in an archive, it can be a file in the records of a particular organization; in a library, it can be considered information, a historical document or an intellectual or artistic creation; and in a museum it can be considered a work of art or an artefact that is exposed. Since magic lantern slides can fit legitimately into any of these four categories, knowledge about them as elements of cultural heritage tends to suffer from an unfortunate dispersion and, in consequence, from a lack of conceptual definition.

The Research Teams Girona and Salamanca started their participation in the project in September 2015.
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Image credits “Children at Play” from the collection Museu del Cinema. Col·lecció Tomàs Mallol. Girona.