Sound and Vision manages one of the largest digitalized media archives in the world. Packed with (among others) radio, television, YouTube videos, objects, written press, podcasts and games. We preserve our daily growing media collection as cultural heritage for eternity. At the same time, we closely follow all movements of the global media landscape. Our starting point in everything we do is the importance of free media for our democracy.
We shed light on current affairs from a media-historical perspective. We show how you use media to tell your story, but we also show the influence of media on your personal life and on society. We do this in various ways; online and in our museums in Hilversum and The Hague. We organize numerous public activities, debates and lectures for young and old at both locations. We offer schools a wide range of media literacy workshops and we encourage academic and journalistic research.
We work with a large number of partners, such as creative media makers, appealing experts, national and international universities, committed companies and high-profile influencers. This way, we contribute to an open, free, inclusive and media-wise society.