Moderated by: Professor Malin Wahlberg

Abstract: ”In this presentation I will discuss the issue of provenance in relation to two cases from the silent era found in the film archive of the National Library of Norway. The presentation will draw on Paolo Cherchi Usai’s recent description of the story of where films come from as a “triptych”, including the material life, the migration, and the cultural journey of cinematic images, and discuss some methodological and ethical issues, that in part are still unresolved, relating to identifying specific films in our collection and determining their provenance.”

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