Archive Lectures Sound and Vision

The archive of Sound & Vision is invaluable for creative media makers. Archived television broadcasts, documentaries, radio broadcasts, sound recordings, photographs and amateur films: all potential content for the story you want to tell. And an excellent source for research and investigation. But how do you get hold of that material? Whose material is it? What can you use?


Archive colleges are courses and master classes that are given as part of the study programmes or are part of specific pathways. Practical and inspiring, in modules or tailor-made. 


We focus on:

  • Students of art and media programmes, including master’s degree programmes
  • Students from vocational programmes and courses
  • Participants in artists-in-residence programmes
  • Creators affiliated with professional associations
  • Participants in talent development trajectories of Sound & Vision and its partners.


Fill in the form if you want to contact us about the Archive colleges. As a student, you can also register yourself. Or mail Kristina Petrasova directly.

Foto: School voor Vrouwenarbeid – Museum Rotterdam – CC BY

Module 1: Introduction

We discuss the collection of Sound & Vision and show previous projects and collaborations for inspiration. Image researchers and/or curators of Sound and Vision talk about searching the collection catalog and how the collection is built up. How is it determined what is and is not to be archived? 

And in practical terms: where do you start your research, how do you manage your results and how do you take into account the context of the material? Naturally, we show many examples of available content. 

For first year students this module is mainly an introduction to archiving. With more experienced creators we go deeper into building the research.

Foto: Rijksmuseum – Public Domain

Module 2: Awareness

This module is a low-threshold introduction to copyright. For creative reuse, for example, public domain, citation law and portrait law are relevant. Afterwards clearing can cause problems for the story you want to tell. How can you estimate during the search whether you can obtain a license for the material? And what will that cost? Sometimes you can use material for free, what are the conditions? 

We also discuss ethics. How do you deal with sensitive historical footage in a contemporary production? How do you deal with privacy and context? 

We will give appealing examples and invite participants to come up with specific questions.

Foto: Denken en Dromen – Museon – CC BY

Module 3: Inspiration

A module about the love for the archive. Renowned creators from different disciplines tell how archival material can enrich your work and show examples of appealing and special film and/or art projects.

Content from the archive expands the possibilities of the creative process, gives depth to the subjects and offers great possibilities in both linear and non-linear narratives. Archival material can contribute to the formation of one’s own language and working practice.

Foto: Wellcome Collection, United Kingdom – CC BY


In addition to the basic modules, there is a lot more knowledge at Sound & Vision that could be relevant to students and professionals in the creative industry. Additional modules can be arranged depending on your needs and educational institution, such as archiving for makers and using data in your research.

Story of my flight


Pupils who are on the edge of their seats. Who realise that not everything is what it seems. And who understand that refugees often have to make very difficult choices.

This is what Verhaal van mijn vlucht offers. 


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Young at war

In the video series Young at War, eyewitnesses talk about their childhood in the Second World War. The videos are arranged by theme and last about 10 minutes. In cooperation with Schooltv, they have been specially developed for use in the classroom. There are now 24 videos on various subjects.

View on freedom

Educative guide compiled by: Jan Durk Tuinier, Peace Education Foundation
Teaching material for group 7 and 8 of primary school, secondary schools and MBO’s


The teacher’s guide can be downloaded as pdf here

With the educational programme ‘Blik op Vrijheid’, pupils empathise with the stories of the main characters. How does it feel as a little boy to find your city destroyed and have to go into hiding in another city? And how does it affect you when you have to report to the police in a new country as a refugee? What actually happened in Hungary in 1956, and were exiles from Chile in the 1970s? These and many other questions pupils get to work with after seeing the six film portraits of Teun Jordaan (1940), Otto Szauer (1956), Benito Sanchez and Coty Salazar (1976), Ziba Nilian (1994), Abdel Tarakji (2012) and Sham Hassan (2016). The viewing guide, accompanying questions and other creative work formats are described in the first part of the educational manual

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Freedom and Citizenship

Unique oral history teaching materials in development
Films teach MBO students how to interview about the theme of ‘freedom’


Erfgoed Gelderland is developing unique oral history teaching materials in collaboration with the Gelderland War Museums, the University of Applied Sciences Arnhem Nijmegen and various vocational schools in Gelderland. The teaching materials are part of the ‘Freedom and Citizenship’ project and consist of five short films intended for secondary vocational education. In the films, the basic principles of the oral history interview technique are explained in a narrative manner, so that students can then conduct their own interviews on the subject of freedom. The project is made possible by the Province of Gelderland.