The key objectives of this international program, where Italy participates as one of the twenty partners, are fostering dialogue, understanding other people’s culture, strengthening awareness of a common history. Also to stimulate and facilitate a safeguarding strategy for this audiovisual heritage within the Mediterranean by the keepers of this audiovisual archive.
Insofar, more than just a shop window or a mere video catalogue, Med-Mem boasts an enriched interface and a high degree of editorial content, offering a multitude of entrance pathways. The large number of insights available means that each individual will be able to establish a personal pathway through the riches of Mediterranean culture and history.
Piloted by INA (French National Institute for Audiovisuals) in the multilateral framework of COPEAM, this vast endeavor is supported by the Euromed Heritage IV program, funded by the European Union.
The Med-Mem is a common determination to include audiovisual archives in the collective heritage. It promotes the implementation of measures to safeguard the heritage, and to continue disseminating it to future generations, in particular by using the Med-Mem platform. Stimulate and facilitate a safeguarding strategy for this audiovisual heritage within the Mediterranean by the keepers of this audiovisual archive.
A trilingual website with more than 4,000 documents from audiovisual archives of the region categorized under seven main entries: transnational, cartographic and chronological, compilation per partner, thematic, and according to a cultural agenda. Among the results expected there are:
• A network of dissemination (museums, libraries, universities, etc.)
• More than 100 man/days of professional training (documentary and technical)
• 2 trilingual guides of good practice bonnes (Safeguarding manual and Legal guide)
• 50 articles produced by Mediterranean researchers introducing the documents in the archive
• A Charter of good practice ratified by 10 countries and 14 institutions
• Many countries have adopted a plan to safeguard their audiovisual archive (Morocco, Algeria, Palestine….), others are examining the option (Tunisia, Croatia….)
• A business plan is adopted by project’s partners to secure the sustainability of the project
• A robust communication of the project: 267 published articles and 65 radio/TV features