New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

The ethnoArc Project–Linked European Archives for Ethnomusicological Research (2006-2008)

An European Research Project in the 6th Framework Programme: Information Society Technologies–Access to and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Resources

The goal of the ethnoArc project (which started in 2005 under the title From Wax Cylinder to Digital Storage with funding from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research in Germany) was to contribute to the preservation, accessibility, connectedness and exploitation of some of the most prestigious ethno-musicological archives in Europe (Bucharest, Budapest, Berlin, and Geneva), by providing a linked archive for field collections from different sources, thus enabling access to cultural content for various application and research purposes. The project was run by an international network, which included: the “Constantin Brăiloiu” Institute for Ethnography and Folklore, Bucharest; Archives Internationales de Musique Populaire, Geneva; the Ethno-musicological Department of the Ethnologic Museum Berlin (Phonogramm Archiv), Berlin; the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Coordinator), Berlin; New Europe College, Bucharest; FOKUS Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Berlin.


Financed by Ernst von Siemens-Musikstiftung, München, Germany

2005-2006: Viorel Achim, Marian Lupaşcu, Cristina Neamțu, Nicolae Teodoreanu


Financed by the Sixth Framework Programme, European Commission

2006: Marian Lupaşcu, Cristina Neamțu, Nicolae Teodoreanu

2007: Marian Lupaşcu, Cristina Neamțu, Nicolae Teodoreanu

2008: Laura Leontiuc, Marian Lupaşcu, Cristina Neamțu, Florinela Popa, Anca Stere, Nicolae Teodoreanu