Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving 2017

25 Jan 2017 to 27 Jan 2017
Hilversum, Netherlands

Dear friends,


We cordially invite you to spread the word about and/or participate in the second edition of the Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving. This edition will take place January 25-27, 2017, on the premises of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. 


The Winter School is a unique three-day training on preserving audiovisual collections. The training sessions offer audiovisual collection holders and archivists a useful mix of lectures, hands-on workshops and interactive sessions with renown experts. Also, participants will work on case studies with peers from the archiving domain.


With the amounts and wide variety of born-digital media created on a daily basis, there is a growing need to implement and update audiovisual preservation plans in order to respond to the rising challenges of digital preservation. The Winter School offers archivists and collection holders of AV archives the necessary knowledge and skills to form or improve the digital preservation management of their audiovisual collections.


The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving is an initiative from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with AVA_Net. It has been developed for collection holders and archivists from the Netherlands and abroad. The course language will be English.


On the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, October 27th, the program and guest speakers will be officially announced on the Winter School website:

To get an impression of the content of the training, you can find our report on the previous Winter School edition here:


The registration deadline for the Winter School is December 19, 2016. You can find the registration form at:


More information on our training team can be found at:

More information on the programme, schedule, and guest speakers will be published on our website in the coming weeks. 


Looking forward, and with kind regards,



Erwin Verbruggen
Project lead R&D
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Media Parkboulevard 1, 1217 WE  Hilversum | Postbus 1060, 1200 BB  Hilversum |