Sunday, January 13, 2008

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

The audio-visual memory of the Netherlands

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision looks after, and releases, 70 per cent of the Dutch audio-visual heritage. In total, around 700,000 hours of television, radio, music and film, making Sound and Vision one of the largest audio-visual archives in Europe.

More than a collection
Sound and Vision is the business archive of the national broadcasting corporations, a cultural history institute and also a unique media experience for its visitors. Programme makers use the collections for new programmes and the archive is a unique source of information for research, not only for students and academics, but also for journalists. Furthermore, the audio-visual material is a valuable addition to traditional teaching methods, so Sound and Vision also promotes the use of media in the education system.

[more here: Beeld en Geluid]


[photos via Flickr]

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