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VOB and CDR pull out of Images for the Future

17 September 2010 In consultation with the other partners, the Association of Public Libraries (Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken – VOB) and the Central Discotheque of Rotterdam (Centrale Discotheek Rotterdam – CDR) have withdrawn from the Images for the Future consortium.
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National Archives & Spaarnestad Photo join Wikipedia!

06 September 2010 On 13 September 2010 the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo will donate more than 1,000 photos to Wikimedia Netherlands, part of Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopaedia in the world and is, moreover, entirely written and maintained by users. There is a substantial demand for images to illustrate the encyclopaedia entries, but in many cases the photographic material is not available legally.


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Open Images used as a case study in guideline for multimedia formats

18 June 2010 On 17 June the first copy of the Handreiking Multimediaformaten, a guideline for multimedia formats published by Nederland Open in Verbinding and Forum Standaardisatie, was presented during the AVA_Net meeting.
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Verkiezingstijden shows 27 post-war governments

25 May 2010 On 25 May the website www.verkiezingstijden.nl was launched, containing audiovisual materials relating to the 27 governments the Netherlands has known since the end of the war. Verkiezingstijden.nl is the result of cooperation between Kennisland, Beeld en Geluid and Nationaal Archief/Spaarnestad Photo. The website allows visitors to place recent political events in a historical context by accessing items of audiovisual heritage.
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T-Visionarium Open City: panoramic experience

01 October 2009 The largest painting of The Netherlands is the Mesdag’s Panorama: 120 meters long and 14 meters high. Not its size has been so impressive for over a century, but its shape: a cylinder. The spectator stands right in the middle of it! At the opening of the Panorama Vincent van Gogh stated: “Never in my life have I seen something so beautiful. The only flaw the Panorama Mesdag has is its lack of flaws”. Viewing art turned into experiencing art.
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Winner Celluloid Remix announced

29 September 2009 On September 25 the prize winners of Celluloid Remix were announced at the Netherlands Film Festival. Celluloid Remix is an online remix-competition with films from the beginning of Dutch film history organized by the Filmmuseum and Images for the Future. Out of 54 high quality entries the jury picked Jata Haan’s film Movement as the winner.