The project entails the digitization, documentation, and promotion of ethnomusicological auditory and audiovisual archives conserved at the French National Library (BnF), the Quai Branly Museum, and the Center for Research in Ethnomusicology (CREM) of the Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (LESC). The objective is to pursue the digitization and documentation of emblematic archival collections (great scientific events, exhibitions, and producers), and to make them available to different audiences by creating links between complementary but disparate collections. On this occasion, a common ethnomusicological frame of reference (music instruments, voice, dance, etc.) will be developed, thereby constituting a first step for the sharing of data. What is at stake with this project is the facilitation of access to these heritage collections, the wider distribution of the world’s oral musical traditions, and innovative modes of digital access.
Building on this first step, other French and European institutions with similar collections can become program partners.
Pascal CORDEREIX , Head of the service of sound collections, Audiovisual Department , Bibliothèque nationale de France
Internal cluster partners
- French National Library (BnF)
- Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac
- Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (LESC) - UMR 7186
Position: In charge of Digital Humanities
Institution: Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès, USR 3225
Takes part in the project: Sources of ethnomusicology