Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
The institute in 2014
Established1997 (as NAA)
LocationMedia Park
Hilversum, Netherlands
Coordinates52°14′7″N 5°10′23″E / 52.23528°N 5.17306°E / 52.23528; 5.17306Coordinates: 52°14′7″N 5°10′23″E / 52.23528°N 5.17306°E / 52.23528; 5.17306

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Dutch: Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, or short, Beeld en Geluid) is the cultural archive and a museum located in Hilversum. The Institute for Sound and Vision collects, looks after, and provides access to over 70% of the Dutch audio-visual heritage. In total, the collection of more than 750,000 hours of [television, radio, music and film that began in 1898 and continues to grow daily,[1] makes Sound and Vision one of the largest audiovisual [archive]s in Europe. It was founded in 1997 as the Netherlands Audiovisual Archive (Dutch: Nederlands Audiovisueel Archief (NAA)), and adopted its current name in 2002.

Sound and Vision is the business archive of the national broadcasting corporations, a cultural heritage institute (providing access to students and the general public) and also a museum for its visitors. The digital television production workflow and massive digitization efforts break grounds for new services.

Sound and Vision is an experienced partner in European funded research projects. These include, or have included: P2P-Fusion, MultiMatch, PrestoSpace, VIDI-Video, LiWA Living Web Archives (Research Project), Communia, Video Active (European Research Project)[citation needed] and the streaming mobile app Radio Garden, which gives listeners access to radio stations worldwide, perhaps their best known research project.[2]

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  1. ^ "About | Beeld en Geluid". The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  2. ^ Visnjic, Filip (2017-07-09). "Radio Garden – Radio in the age of globalisation and digitisation". Creative Applications Network.

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