Audiovisual cultural heritage collections hold huge potential for education, and a new guide from the Erasmus+ project Watching Videos Like a Historian offers practical information, step-by-step guidance and examples which institutions can use to turn their materials into resources for educational reuse. The Practitioner's Guide for AV Collection Holders, which also features online learining ressources developed by the ViCTor-E project EFG was a part of, delves into the diverse needs, criteria and tools available to those who aspire to open their collections. The Guide offers practical information, examples of initiatives already implemented, and links to a more in-depth discussion about specific topics.
While the project partners hope that the guide can be of use to all institutions, they recognise that the examples and initiatives it cites are predominantly from institutions in Western Europe. They want to address this, and warmly invite institutions from all over to submit their own examples of projects and initiatives that bridge the realm of AV collections with education. Have you successfully integrated AV materials into your teaching strategies? Have you managed a project that made cultural heritage resources accessible for students? Your experiences hold immense value and can inspire others on a similar path. To contribute, please send your examples, projects, or insights through the form on the EUScreen website. They welcome articles, case studies, and any relevant materials. Your contribution will not only enrich educational practices but also make location-sensitive information accessible to others in your country who are eager to embark on a similar journey.
Submit information on your own experiences here
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Read more about the ViCTOR-E project whose outcomes are featured in the Practitioner's guide