Current Training Courses

We have a particular commitment to the dissemination of audio-visual conservation and restoration techniques among friends, colleagues, scholars, students and any interested person. We also invest a large amount of time and money in open-source projects, which we believe are beneficial for the archival community.


Beginner Level

  • FFmpeg for audio-visual archivists, a half-day workshop lead twice by Joshua Ng and Reto Kromer at the IASA 50th Annual Conference in Hilversum, Netherlands, on 30 September – 3 October 2019 [en]

Intermediate Level

  • On the Materiality of Audio-Visual Heritage at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, on 26–29 November 2019 [en]
  • Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India in Hyderabad, India, on 8–15 December 2019 [en]
  • Medienkunst: Technologie und Erhaltungsstrategien III at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien on 7–10 January 2020 in Vienna, Austria [de]
  • Umgang mit audiovisuellen Dateien in der Praxis, one-day Memoriav workshop lead by Sophie Bunz and Reto Kromer on 20 January 2020 in Bern [de]
  • Gestion des fichiers audiovisuels en pratique, one-day Memoriav workshop lead by Emilie Magnin and Reto Kromer on 22 January 2020 in Bern [fr]
  • Migration von Film- und Videodaten, in collaboration with the Fotostiftung Graubünden, on 1st of February 2020 in Chur [de]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources for Audio-Visual Archives at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, on 18–21 May 2020 [en]

Advanced Level

  • Open-Source Tools and Resources at Tate in London, United Kingdom, on 30–31 October 2019 [en]


  • Dateiformate für Film und Video, MAS/CAS ALIS at Universität Bern on 19 October 2019 [de]
  • The RAWcooked Project, by Jérôme Martinez and Reto Kromer at the FIAT/IFTA World Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 22–25 October 2019 [en]
  • Physical conservation treatments for digitizing film: re-plasticization, by Diana Little, Greg Wilsbacher, Reto Kromer and Tommy Aschenbach at the AMIA Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, on 13–16 November 2019 [en]