The Winter School programme is interspersed with guest talks by specialists who showcase what kind of policy decisions they made for their organizations. We live-streame these talks in webinar form and have made video registrations of earlier sessions available for free.

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Webinars Winter School 2019 

Here you can watch the webinars of our guest speakers, see the schedule below.

Tuesday 15 January 04.00 pm: Kevin Lutz (Austrian Film Museum) - Watch it here.

Wednesday 16 January 04.00 pm: Merle Friedrich (German National Library of Science and Technology)  - Watch it here.

Thursday 17 January 04.00 pm: Alessandra Luciano (Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Luxembourg) - Watch it here.


Webinars Winter School 2018

The 2018 guest speakers were Bojan Kosi (RTV Slovenija's Mediateka), Eva Verdoodt (VIAA) and Anne Gant (EYE Filmmuseum).

Bojan Kosi (RTV Slovenija's Mediateka)

Bojan Kosi talked about AV digitization projects in Mediateka at RTV Slovenija, including planning, managing workflows, media formats for long-term preservation and metadata.

Eva Verdoodt (VIAA)

Eva Verdoodt gave an insight into how VIAA handles sustainable durability. The focus of her presentation was scalability, transparency and controlling processes and the underlying systems.

Anne Gant (EYE Filmmuseum)

Anne Gant presented EYE Filmmuseum’s current strategies for archiving digital films, including some observations, anecdotes, cautionary tales and advice.

Webinars Winter School 2017

Yvonne Ng (WITNESS), Patricia Falcão (TATE) and Josefien Schuurman (Beeld en Geluid) were the guest speakers of the Winter School 2017.

Yvonne Ng

Yvonne Ng (WITNESS)

Yvonne Ng from the Brooklyn-based human rights organization WITNESS discussed the preservation strategies the organization has implemented for its 25-year archive of human rights video filmed by activists around the globe, and how it has been sharing its lessons with a wider human rights community via workshops and training materials.

Patricia Falcão

Patricia Falcão (TATE)

Patricia Falcão from the TATE in London discussed the complexity of conserving digital art works and video art and the steps that the museum has historically taken to mitigate the risks that come with it; and is now adapting those to file-based media.

Josefien Schuurman

Josefien Schuurman (Beeld en Geluid)

Josefien Schuurman (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) talked about how the institute developed a Preservation Policy and is optimizing its preservation processes continuously.

Webinars Winter School 2016

In 2016 Raelene Casey (Irish Film Institute), David Rowntree (UN-MICT) and Gema Grueso Otalo (Museo Reina Sofía) were the guest speakers.

Raelene Casey

Raelene Casey (Irish Film Institute)

Raelene Casey, Digital Collections and Access Manager at the Irish Film Archive, spoke about the process their organisation went through to develop and put on paper its preservation plans. 

David Rowntree

David Rowntree (UN-MICT)

David Rowntree, Audiovisual Archivist at the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, spoke about how the UN Mechanism implements digital preservation solutions for its extensive video collections. 

Gema Grueso Otalo

Gema Grueso Otalo (Museo Reina Sofía)

Gema Grueso Otalo, professional specialist on cultural heritage conservation and restoration at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, spoke about how the preservation of the heterogeneous AV artworks in the museum collection is tackled, taking advantage of the resources at hand within the different departments integrating the institution.