CREATE has been awarded a new KIEM-grant: “Data-Driven Film History: a demonstrator of EYE’s Jean Desmet collection”. The project’s aim is to develop a demonstrator tool which will allow for the visualization of links between four unique collections associated with film distributor and exhibitor Jean Desmet, held by the EYE Film Institute Netherlands (and consisting of films, posters, photographs and a company archive).

Ultimately, this effort will result into two new research proposals, one of which is geared towards innovative approaches for presenting film collections online, and the other focusing on the emergence of film industries in Amsterdam in the first half of the 20th century. The KIEM-project allows for a further consolidation of the partnership between the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI, UvA), the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis’ research group on “Moving Images: Preservation, Curation, Exhibition” (ASCA, UvA), EYE, and two software companies, Dispectu and Hiro. UvA’s Giovanna Fossati, Jasmijn Van Gorp and Eef Masson will lead the project.

See the NWO website for more information.