International project

The Cycle – Photographic Legacy Management

Institute of Art History is very proud to announce its participation in an international cooperation project financed by the European Union (Creative Europe programme, Culture sub-programme).

Project “The Cycle: European Training in Photographic Legacy Management” (2020 – 2022) gathers five partner institutions from France, Spain and Croatia.

The leading partner of the project is Spéos (FR). In addition to the Institute of Art History, the project includes the following partners: Office for Photography (HR), Magnum (FR) and Deusto (ES). The objective of the project is to develop a transnational training and networking program in Photographic Legacy Management.

Photographic archives constitute an important cultural testimony and a catalyst for promoting awareness of shared European history and values. Although efficient management can help ensure the life of the photographic work, PLM requires specific competences that photographers and their assistants lack.

The Cycle seeks to find new, efficient and sustainable forms of preservation and valorisation of photographic artworks in Europe by forming professionals in PLM. Through a high-quality European partnership, The Cycle also aims to create networking opportunity for participating artists and professionals that will contribute to promote their transnational exchange and careers.

Planned project activities will be regularly announced on the Institute’s website and social media.

Partners of the project (along with the Institute):

Spéos International Photographic Institute in Paris, France, is the leading partner of the project. For 35 years, Spéos has been a point of reference in the photography profession and the leader of higher education in professional photography in France. Spéos is also recognized internationally and has been ranked in the Top 5 best photo schools in the world for several years by different independent rankings.

Magnum Photos Endowment Fund in Paris, France. MEF is the non-profit branch of Magnum Photos Inc., the prestigious cooperative that was founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David ‘Chim’ Seymour. Its mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the legacy of Magnum Photos and its photographers.

The Office For Photography (Ured za fotografiju) in Zagreb, Croatia. UzF is a non-profit nongovernmental association based in Zagreb, founded in 2013. The main interest is directed toward research, development, promotion and contextualization of innovative art practices in the field of photography and new media that promote positive social change and inclusively.

The University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. UD is a 125 years old non-profit university with a strong international dimension. UD has developed strong experience in Project Management by working on several European Union funded programs, and has a longstanding commitment and knowledge in audience development research and training

The official announcement is to be found here.

Contact: Sandra Križić Roban