2019 Training Courses


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 and the Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) in Hilversum, Netherlands, on 30 September – 5 October 2019 [en]

Intermediate Level

Advanced Level

  • Conservation and Restoration of Moving Image at Hochschule der Künste Bern on 10–14 December 2018 and 7 January 2019 [de]
  • TV and Video Technology and, together with Dave Rice, Open-Source Tools and Resources, «Biennial Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS)» at the Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America, on 13–26 May 2019 [en]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources at Tate in London, United Kingdom, on 30–31 October 2019 [en]


  • Working Beyond RGB: A Report from the Field at «Colour in Film», British Film Institute in London, United Kingdom, on 25–27 February 2019 [en]
  • Archivage de l’audiovisuel: Dans la jungle des formats de fichier at «Toute la Mémoire du Monde 2019», Cinémathèque française in Paris, France, on 13–17 March 2019 [fr]
  • 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]
  • 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


  • We were pleased to welcome three colleagues, a scholar and a student.

Patronage of the Arts and the Sciences

  • AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists
  • FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives
  • IASA, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
  • SEAPAVAA, the SouthEast Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association
  • Radicals (= «Orphan Film Symposium») at Österreichisches Fimmuseum in Vienna, Austria, on 6–8 June 2019
  • Initializing Initiatives (= «No Time to Wait 4») at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary, on 4–6 December 2019
  • «Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India» in Hyderabad, India, on 8–15 December 2019