PICNIC Workshop Creative Commons

24 September 2009 The first ever Creative Commons Workshop at PICNIC ’09. This workshop will focus on sharing and remixing audiovisual content, and the resulting opportunities for content owners. Donatella Della Ratta, Arab World Media and Development Manager at Creative Commons and Paul Keller, Project Leader Creative Commons Netherlands will jointly run the workshop.

Launch Open Images!

24 September 2009 On 24 September 2009 Sound and Vision launched Open Images, a new and open media platform that offers access to a selection of archive material to stimulate creative reuse. Footage from these audiovisual collections can be remixed into new works. Users of Open Images then have the opportunity to add their new material to the platform, in order to expand the archive.

New future for ‘Barend & Van Dorp’

17 September 2009 A special day: on 17 September 2009, the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision makes over 8 years of Barend & Van Dorp (a famous Dutch talk show) online available at And this is only the beginning; during the coming months even more material will be provided. Frits Barend and Henk van Dorp, the two talk show hosts, expressed the wish that the material should not only be conserved properly, but should also be disclosed.


Location, location, location: Mapit1418

31 August 2009 During History Week (October 17 until October 25 2009) Knowledgeland and the National Archive will present the website MapIt1418. “War and Peace” is the theme of the week and this initiative corresponds nicely to it: the site gives access to an exceptional selection of First World War photo material from the National Archive. On this site special attention is given to photos from the Netherlands during the time of war, many of which have never been displayed before.

Stories of Slochteren

03 June 2009 Stories of Slochteren brings the past to life by combining personal memories of 50 years of gas extraction with historical image material. Stories of Slochteren gives the people of Groningen a unique chance to tell their stories about 50 years of gas extraction and to record these stories for the future.

Launch of Celluloid Remix on BeamLab

16 April 2009 Filmmuseum and Images for the Future launched Celluloid Remix, an online remix competition with films from the beginning of Dutch film history. Professionals and amateurs will remix special Dutch cinematographic material, dating from the period 1917-1932, into new, short films with their own soundtrack. Yesterday, the competition kicked off with a thrilling live performance by Eboman at a packed BeamLab.