“FRAME stimulates creative thinking for new projects”
More than just a training programme, FRAME is a place of meeting and exchanges between new and experienced professionals from all over the world. By doing so, it enables the sharing of new ideas, solutions and best practices, and provides a combination of proven knowledge and innovation. Thus, by gathering professionals from various countries, mixing their experiences and practices, FRAME fosters the emergence of new projects.
For Marianna Gallerano, young archivist at RAI Teche, her participation in FRAME Access 2019 strengthened her skills, provided solutions and opened up new perspectives: she explains how FRAME contributed to the development of a research project based on RAI archives, which first results were presented during the 2020 IASA-FIAT/IFTA Joint Conference.
Marianna Gallerano - Archivist at RAI Teche (Radiotelevisione Italiana)
Marianna Gallerano is working as an archivist at RAI Teche. As an apprentice when she participated in FRAME Access 2019, she was looking for inspiration, new ideas and methods to be applied in her work ; and was expecting to exchange with experienced international experts. Her participation in FRAME led to the development of a new research project based on RAI archives, and its first results were presented during the 2020 IASA-FIAT/IFTA Joint Conference.
Reasons and expectations from participating in FRAME
Marianna Gallerano Working as an apprentice for the RAI Archive since 2018. I participated in the 2019 FRAME Access session wishing to acquire and refine specific knowledge and competences concerning the various aspects related to audiovisual archives and their items, particularly regarding metadata and access, and to get a chance to interact with teachers and professionals coming from different countries, archives, projects, and realities.
Positive impacts of FRAME on your work and career paths
Marianna Gallerano FRAME was an opportunity to discuss archival studies, methods, ideas, issues and solutions both with professors and experts willing to share their life-long experience and knowledge, and with trainees and people like me who have started to approach the work in an audiovisual archive. It was a precious occasion to deal with issues that many archives face, getting to know the solutions that people and institutions all over the world have carried out.
It taught me management strategies, access methods, cataloguing techniques, and it stimulated creative thinking for new projects and methods to be developed in the future with the integration of the newest technologies. Discussing archival issues in an international framework makes one able to elaborate strategies that take account of what is currently done in other archives and countries, and that are internationally oriented.
“FRAME stimulated creative thinking for new projects & methods to be developed in the future with the integration of newest technologies”
Professional projects supported by the participation in FRAME
Marianna Gallerano After FRAME, I had the chance to use the knowledge acquired to work on an own research project in the RAI Archive: together with my colleague Elena Caterina, who attended FRAME 2019 too, we decided to propose and carry out a research on RAI’s television programmes for children. We focused on the programmes written and produced internally, from the 50’s to the late 70’s, as they are examples of top quality TV products in the context of the educational and pedagogic goals of public broadcasting.
They open up a multitude of research perspectives, ranging from social, pedagogical, educational, anthropological, and historical studies to analysis of the TV narratives and languages specifically conceived for the target audience and the media employed. The first steps of the research were presented at the 2020 FIAT/IFTA – IASA joint conference, and we are willing to continue to work on it to elaborate access models that could also consider kids as users. FRAME was fundamental for this project: as international and dynamic experience, it encouraged our curiosity towards the archive we work in, and it taught us project development and management strategies which we then applied in our research; as excellent training programme, we learnt the concrete aspects to keep in mind when working on the treasures of an audiovisual archive.
“After FRAME, I used the knowledge acquired to work on an own research project in the RAI Archive, and its results were presented at 2020 IASA-FIAT joint conference”
Since 2010, INA organised the professional training programme FRAME, co-funded by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union, and supported by FIAT/IFTA (International Federation of Television Archives) and EBU Academy (European Broadcasting Union). FRAME is dedicated to international audiovisual archives professionals.