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Delving through data to find hidden stories

Sound and Vision possesses amongst other physical objects, such as puppets from the Fabeltjeskrant

Each clip in the Sound and Vision archive tells its own story. However, there are many more stories that are hidden to the casual eye. These are the tales told by the archive metadata, information attached to each clip. Sound and Vision dat...

First ‘Netherlands Central Film Archive’ was established 100 years ago

On the 27th of October, Heritage institutions around the globe celebrate UNESCO's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. It’s a good occasion to open the oldest part of the audio visual archive. A unique collection of films is made available t...

Digital Humanities Conference: Towards future synergies

The largest Digital Humanities Conference thus far took place in Utrecht from July 8 to 12, 2019. Read the blogpost by Liliana Melgar in which she gives an overview of audiovisual-related projects at the Digital Humanities Conference (DH201...

Do YouTube comments have archival value?

Jack O’Carroll is a student in Archival Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). During his internship at Sound and Vision he researched the use of YouTube comments as archival records.

The "stories of AV Archives" podcast episode 2

We are excited to announce that the second episode of the Stories of Audiovisual Archives Podcast is finally up. This podcast is brought to you by the Audiovisual Think Tank (AVTT), a group of people working with audiovisual archives around...

The Emergence of the Dutch Game Ecosystem

The game industry has had a bigger impact on the media system of the Netherlands than you may think. This blog reports on research performed by Erasmus University Rotterdam researcher, Annie Heslinga. In it she explores how pioneering Dutch...

Rewire 2019: Instrumental Shifts

For the past four years, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative has partnered with The Hague’s Rewire Festival to explore new presentations of re-used cultural heritage in the electronic music community. This ye...

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...