The international conference – Europeana Sounds 2015: The Future of Historic Sounds – took place on Friday October 2nd 2015 in Paris, at the National Library of France.

This conference celebrated one of Europe’s often overlooked cultural treasures: its vast sound heritage. As part of a wider trend to keep this essential part of our shared culture alive, a number of initiatives are working to give online access to collections which otherwise would be invisible; including the oldest existing recording of a Mozart work and the only known recording of the great French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire.

Together, experts from across Europe are shaping the future of sound heritage, sharing knowledge and collaborating on technology. The conference saw a mix of inspiring keynote talks, as well as lively discussions on topics ranging from copyright to archival discovery. The latest technological innovations were showcased through exciting demonstrations. Some amazing live performances also surprised the audience! Take a look at the programme and meet our speakers.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and French were provided, with the support of the General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France.

Have a look at the conference report.
Watch the videos.