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.


Intermediate Level

  • FFmpeg for audio-visual archivists, twice a half-day workshop lead by Joshua Ng and Reto Kromer at the IASA 50th Annual Conference in Hilversum, Netherlands, on 30 September – 3 October 2019 [en]
  • Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India in Hyderabad, India, on 8–15 December 2019 [en]
  • Conservation and Restoration of Moving Image at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien on 8–10 January 2020 in Vienna, Austria [de]
  • FFmpeg fürs Archiv, one-day Memoriav workshop lead by Sophie Bunz and Reto Kromer, in Bern, probably on 13 or 20 January 2020 [de]
  • FFmpeg pour l’archive, one-day Memoriav workshop lead by Émilie Magnin and Reto Kromer, early 2020 [fr]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources for Audio-Visual Archivists, one-week workshop at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, early 2020 [en]

Advanced Level

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


  • The RAWcooked Project, by Jérôme Martinez and Reto Kromer at the FIAT/IFTA World Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 22–25 October 2019 [en]
  • From the sensor to the file at «Initializing Initiatives» (= «No Time to Wait 4») on 4–6 December 2019 at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary [en]

Short Talks

  • Working Beyond RGB, 14 June 2019 [en]