trompe gallica images ajulien thumb medium250 0The project entails the digitization, documentation, and promotion of ethnomusicological auditory and audiovisual archives conserved at Labex, 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.


Labex Les passés dans le présent



Project Manager : Pascal CORDEREIX (BnF)

Coordination Lesc-Crem : Aude Julien Da Cruz Lima


Internal Partners (Labex)

National Library of France (BnF)

Quai Branly Museum, Mediatech

Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (LESC, UMR 7186, CNRS – Université Paris Ouest), Centre for Research in Ethnomusicology (Lesc-Crem)

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