Michael Loebenstein

Michael Loebenstein, born 1974, is the Director of the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna). He has worked as a curator, researcher and author in the field of film archiving, history, memory and digital culture since the late 1990s. He was the founder of the Film Museum’s Research & Education department which he headed from 2004–2011 when he left for Australia to lead the National Film & Sound Archive (2011–2016). He worked as project manager and/or investigator on several interdisciplinary research projects, including “Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria” (2011–2016) and “I-Media-Cities” (Horizon 2020, 2016–2019) which were undertaken in close partnership with Ingo Zechner and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society. Michael Loebenstein is a published author and was involved in a number of publications dealing with film, archives and museums, and history. He is Secretary-General of FIAF – International Federation of Film Archives; a board member of maa – Medienarchive Austria; and an Honorary Member (Museum Directors) of the Austrian Studies Association.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D1.5 EU Commission Policy Brief

Contributor

D2.1 Advanced Digitization Tool Kit

Author

D2.3 Digitized Collection of Text Documents related to Footage and Films

Contributor

D2.4 Database of Films, Artworks, and other Visual Culture Products

Contributor

D2.5 Report on Digital Curation of Popular Culture Content

Contributor

D2.6 Expert Videos on Popular Culture Content

Contributor

D2.7 Advanced Digitization of Popular Culture Content

Contributor

D3.1 Definition of Engagement Levels, Usage Modes, and User Types

Contributor

D3.2 Mind Map Visualizing Multimodal Curating

Contributor

D3.3 Ethics Guideline

Author

D3.4 Framework for Tool Kits, Best Practice Models and Future Network Activities

Contributor

D3.5 Concept: VHH i-docs

Contributor

D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification

Contributor

D4.2 Metadata Integration Concept

Author

D8.2 Project Design and Identity Handbook [revised edition]

Author

Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Liberation Footage and the Visualization of the Holocaust

Presentation

Friday, 30.11.2018, 11:00

Digital Memory. Towards a Research Repository on the Visual History of the Holocaust

Presentation

Tuesday, 19.02.2019, 19:00 to Tuesday, 19.02.2019, 21:00

Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Advanced Digitization

Workshop

Wednesday, 20.03.2019, 09:30 to Friday, 22.03.2019, 16:00

Curation of Engagement Levels

Workshop

Monday, 20.05.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 17:00

Taxonomy of Relations

Workshop

Monday, 19.08.2019, 13:30 to Tuesday, 20.08.2019, 17:00

Archival Research in Eastern European Archives

Mini-Workshop

Monday, 14.10.2019, 13:30 to Tuesday, 15.10.2019, 17:00

Metadata

Workshop

Monday, 21.10.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 16:00

Vocabularies

Workshop

Thursday, 21.11.2019, 13:45 to Friday, 22.11.2019, 17:00

Bilder der Befreiung. Liberation Footage - Atrocity Pictures

Screening and Discussion

Monday, 09.12.2019, 10:00 to Monday, 09.12.2019, 12:00

A media archeology of destruction. Exploring the visual history of the Holocaust

Presentation

Monday, 27.01.2020, 12:45 to Monday, 27.01.2020, 14:30

Ethics of the Visible and the Displayable

Panel Discussion

Sunday, 02.02.2020, 10:00 to Sunday, 02.02.2020, 11:30

NonAV Metadata (Citavi)

Mini-Workshop

Wednesday, 27.05.2020, 13:00 to Wednesday, 27.05.2020, 17:00

Relation Detection

Mini-Workshop

Tuesday, 26.01.2021, 14:00 to Tuesday, 26.01.2021, 17:00

Exploitation Roadmap

Mini-Workshop

Tuesday, 02.02.2021, 09:30 to Tuesday, 02.02.2021, 13:00

Consortium Meeting

Meeting

Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 3: Soviet Footage on Nazi Crimes and Its Textual Documentation: Identification and Research Issues

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 18:00

Mapping Visual History of the Holocaust in the Digital Age: Approaching Holocaust Memory through Digitized Moving Images in the Visual History of the Holocaust and the Ephemeral Films Projects

Panel

Friday, 24.09.2021, 11:30 to Friday, 24.09.2021, 13:30

Reconsidering Representations of the Holocaust – Digital Curation, Evidence and Remembrance Through the VHH Project

Roundtable

Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 17:30

Visual Histories of 20th Century Occupation

Webinar

Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 10:00 to Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 11:00

Digital Overload: Curating Big Data

Presentation

Tuesday, 19.10.2021, 18:40 to Tuesday, 19.10.2021, 19:00

Tracing Visual Evidence of the Holocaust: Challenges of the Digital Curation of Liberation Footage across Archives and Disciplines

Panel

Tuesday, 26.04.2022, 09:00 to Tuesday, 26.04.2022, 10:30

Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries

Conference

Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

Participation in Media Reports

Bildsprache des Massenmords: Digitalisierungsprojekt „Visual History of the Holocaust"

SWR2, Wednesday, 27.01.2021

Kulturzeit extra: Auschwitz und wir – Wie der Shoah gedenken?

3sat, Thursday, 27.01.2022

Participation in Videos

Visual Histories of 20th Century Occupation

Tuesday, 12.10.2021

Curating (big) data in film heritage institutions

Tuesday, 19.10.2021

Deputy Coordinator, Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, OFM team leader
Augustinerstrasse 1, 1010 Vienna – Austria
m.loebenstein@filmmuseum.at