EYE International Conference 2018
Once a year, EYE is the venue for an international conference attended by film scholars, archivists, curators and restorers. The conferences are organized in collaboration with national and international partners from both the academic world and the field of film heritage.
The 2018 edition will celebrate the crystal anniversary (15 years) of the MA Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image (P&P). EYE, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and the Living Media Arts foundation are partners in this master’s programme at the University of Amsterdam, which by now has around 150 alumni who are active in museums, archives and universities all over the world.
This special edition under the theme of Activating the Archive. Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change, is organized in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Sound and Vision.
The conference will serve as a platform for exchange on developments in the fields of audio-visual archiving and presentation. Relevant to this edition of the EYE International Conference is the question of how to turn audio-visual collections into truly communal sources which can be mobilized for the common good.
The conference will also be an occasion for P&P alumni to reconnect, and for students and staff of audio-visual archiving and curation programmes worldwide to get in touch and to reflect together on past and future endeavors.
The EYE International Conference 2018 will take place in EYE, from Saturday 26 May to Tuesday 29 May 2018. Participants are also invited to two annual side events: the EYE Collection Day, on Saturday 26 May, and the Open House at the EYE Collection Centre, on Tuesday 29 May.