International conference on user engagement & digitised photographic heritage

Venue: Museum für Fotografie, Jebensstr. 2, 10623 Berlin

Date: Wednesday, 19 Feb – Friday, 21 Feb 2020


This conference will showcase key results of the project “Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope”,which has developed, explored and tested innovative strategies for accessing and interacting with the very diverse and complex reality of the fifties as it is mediated to us through photographic archives and collections. Using a truly multidimensional approach that includes methods such as crowdsourcing, storytelling and artificial intelligence, the project has combined efforts to bridge the world of the digital and the analogue cultural heritage with the aim of improving the data quality of digital content of existing online image repositories, while enhancing the user experience through new ways of engaging with digital photographic heritage and promoting its value more broadly.

We invite you to participate in the closing event of “Fifties in Europe Kaleidoscope“, organized by the Institut für Museumsforschung – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin together with partners and (re-)discover with us the visual narrative of the 1950s in Europe across the Cold War divide and learn more about innovative practices for engaging users with the digital photographic heritage. Take the opportunity to share experiences, discuss next steps and projects, and network with (new) partners, experts and stakeholders. Parallel to the conference, two exhibitions will be presented that complement each other: one with an outline of Europe in the 1950s, the other focusing on the life’s work of the well-known German photographer Ludwig Windstosser.

Participation is free of charge. Due to limited places, we kindly ask for prior registration at:

Learn more on the project’s website.