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Instrumental Shifts Symposium

Taking place on Friday, 29 March, at Rewire Festival, the Instrumental Shifts Symposium will explore new frontiers of computer science, music, and future technologies. Organised by The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision RE:VIVE init...

World Radio Day: 100 years of radio

Hans Henricus Schotanus à Steringa Idzerda begon de radio omroep in 1919

The importance of radio is yearly celebrated on the World Radio Day on February 13. The mission of UNESCO is to stress the importance of the medium in the way it informs us, changes us and brings us together. In the Netherlands 2019 is the...

Winter School 2019

For the past four years, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum has been organizing the Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving where professionals from different international organizations get together to develop and...

Archiving the Unarchivable

Us archivists are constantly thinking about long-term preservation. But what should or shouldn’t we do when faced with things meant to be experienced in the here and now, in the fleeting moment, rather than persist in the long run? On 22-24...

Join the creation of a GIF Collection

On the 27th of October, heritage institutions around the globe celebrate UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. What better occasion than this to start a new project - a GIF collection at Sound and Vision. And we need your help to mak...

The “Stories of AV Archives” Podcast

In honour of the 2018 Unesco World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the AV Think Tank - an international group of experts from the audiovisual and sound archiving community and digital culture professionals initiated by the Netherlands Institu...

Preserving interactives & IPRES2018

Digital preservation is Sound and Vision’s bread and butter. To mirror the sentiment William Kilbride expressed last week in Boston at an anniversary panel celebrating 15 years of the International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES)...

GIF-tastic! Let's revive the archive!

We might not always agree on how to pronounce it, but we do take GIFs very seriously. A Graphics Interchange Format, or a GIF, is such an unassuming yet very powerful format spreading virally across all digital communication channels. Its r...

The future of a community: EuropeanaTech 2018

On May 15-16th delegates from the global cultural heritage sector joined for the 3rd international EuropenaTech Conference. EuropeanaTech is the research and development branch of the Europeana Network and Foundation that focuses on topics...