Professional visits

The Professional Visits at the IASA 2019 conference will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 2nd October, departing from the conference venue in Hilversum at 2.30pm and ending at 5pm. Each tour will last about one hour.

Each conference delegate may choose one tour when registering online:

  1. PV1 - The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
  2. PV2 - The Music Centre of Dutch Public Broadcasting
  3. PV3 - Eye Collection Centre
  4. PV4 - Stedelijk Museum
  5. PV5 - the University of Amsterdam Special Collections
  6. PV6 - Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science
  7. PV7 - Rijksmuseum

The cost of the visit is included in your conference registration fee.

We will provide transport from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to the locations in Amsterdam but participants will have to arrange their own transport after the visits. All the locations are easily accessible by public transport (see travel advice page for more information).

Details of each visit, which must be booked during registration, are given below.


PV1 – The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

(Limited to 45 people, in 3 groups)

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the host institution for this year’s conference, holds an impressive collection of millions of hours of radio, television, film, pictures and music recordings, and this collection is growing daily. During the visit, you will learn about the history of the institute, have a tour around the building and visit the depot.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Learn more: www.beeldengeluid.nl/en

Meeting place will be confirmed closer to the date.

*on 30 September and 1 October during the lunch breaks we will also offer small group tours to see the digitisation equipment (20-30min). You will be able to sign up for these tours during the conference. 

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PV2 - The Music Centre of Dutch Public Broadcasting

(Limited to 15 people)

The Music Centre of Dutch Public Broadcasting is a vibrant cultural centre and a concert hall with rehearsal and recording facilities. It is the home of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Broadcaster Choir. The centre houses an extensive collection of sheet music - around 450,000 items, 60,000 of which online available online via muziekschatten.nl. During the tour, we will learn about the history of this organisation and have a look around the collection of sheet music, books and radio magazine.

The Music Centre of Dutch Public Broadcasting

Learn more (in Dutch): www.mcogebouw.nl 

Address: Heuvellaan 33, 1217 JL, Hilversum (walking distance from the conference venue, meeting place will be announced closer to the date)

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PV3 - Eye Collection Centre

(Limited to 24 people, in 2 groups)

Eye Collection Centre is the home of the Eye film museum collection of Dutch and foreign films. Based in the North of Amsterdam, the archive holds more than 40,000 films (contained in more than 200,000 film cans) and more than 500 metres of paper archives. The Collection Centre is a building for conservation and restoration and it is open for professionals who want to access and study the collections. The centre has a small cinema where new restorations can be viewed. During the tour, we will have a tour around the depot and will visit the restoration and digitisation departments.

Eye Collection Centre

Learn more: www.eyefilm.nl/en/collection/about-the-collection/collection-centre

Address: Asterweg 26, 1031 HP Amsterdam

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PV4 - Stedelijk Museum

(Limited to 15 people)

Stedelijk is the largest Dutch museum dedicated to modern art, contemporary art and design. First opened in 1895, the museum is renowned for one of the richest modern art collections in the world. It features over 90,000 artworks and objects, dating from 1870 to the present. The tour will take us behind the scenes to the museum’s depot where we will learn about the museum’s conservation strategy.

Stedelijk Museum

Learn more: www.stedelijk.nl/en

Address: Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam

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PV5 - the University of Amsterdam Special Collections

(Limited to 10 people)

From medieval manuscripts, atlases and manuscripts to wall charts, font designs, cookery books and cartoons, the Special Collections are home to the material heritage of the University of Amsterdam. The heritage in the Special Collections represents many different disciplines in the arts and sciences, and includes countless irreplaceable, museum-quality works, both ancient and contemporary. The collections serve educational and research purposes, but they are also there for the general public. We will visit the depots with the theatre and music collections.

University of Amsterdam Special Collections

Learn more: https://bijzonderecollecties.uva.nl/en/

Address: Meibergdreef 29, 1105 AZ Amsterdam

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PV6 - Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science

(Limited to 15 people)

Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS) is a multidisciplinary research institute, uniting the disciplines conservation, art history and science. NICAS aims to consolidate and develop the connections between these disciplines in the form of a cohesive research programme in close cooperation with and active involvement of the cultural heritage field, with as its main research themes the origin of the artwork and the life of the artwork through time.

Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science

Learn more: www.nica-institute.com/

Address: Hobbemastraat 22, 1071 ZC Amsterdam

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PV7 - Rijksmuseum

(Limited to 30 people, in 2 groups)

The world-famous Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to Dutch arts and history from the Middle Ages up to and including the 20th century. It is the most visited museum in the Netherlands. Along artworks like Rembrandt’s Nightwatch, several paintings by Vermeer, van Dyck and Jan Steen, the museum has an exceptional collection of antique objects of the material Dutch culture, as well as a vast collection of prints, drawings and photography. During the tour, we will visit the museum's image and print departments and learn about their preservation and digitisation strategies.. We have been fortunate to secure 30 tickets (in 2 tour groups of 15 each).

Rijksmuseum (photo: Marco Almbauer)

Learn more: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en

Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam

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