New traineeship program at EYE Filmmuseum

In September 2021 Eye will start a new traineeship program for young film conservators and collection specialists, that will last ten months providing the participants with insights in both theory and practice. This training has been made possible thanks to the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund and the Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fund.

The program, starting in September 2021, will be supervised by Giovanna Fossati, Eye‘s Chief Curator and Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the UvA. The traineeship, set up in collaboration with Haghefilm Digital, offers accommodation for three years to two starting restorers and collection specialists (annually changing).

The six future heritage professionals will be in this way introduced to all facets of (digital) film restoration and collection preservation. This experience will serve as a bridge between academic training and the first-hand practice and its intention is to smooth the transition of the trainees to a position in the audiovisual archives.

The Film Restoration and Film Collection course follows two previous experiences in the EYE museum. Between 2018 and 2020, two young conservators followed the Film Restoration traineeship (supported by the Film Fund). Eye is pleased that an extension of the traineeship on the collection side has become possible for the next three years, since the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund considers the program to be well suited to the focus on craft within Art & Culture.

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