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The media? We are all part of it. Like it or not, we are all consumers, users, participants, content creators or the subjects of the media.
Journalists, the media, the authorities and we ourselves are all part of a constant power play for attention. This game is both interesting and complex. Does everyone play by the rules? What exactly are the rules and who makes them?
Our Media Museum focuses on this interplay of forces. Visit us and discover your views … and your own role. Read more.
Discover the permanent exhibition through practical assignments and collections including cartoons, a Transorma (the world’s first mechanical sorting machine) and the redacted file of the child benefits scandal (toeslagenaffaire). Our temporary exhibitions explore current news themes and how the media shapes our perceptions and opinions.
A varied programme with lectures, media workshops and musical programmes designed to help you deepen your knowledge and join in the discussion. The programme is aimed at a wide audience: from children to professionals. You can easily recognise programmes for families by this icon:
Our hands-on workshops are designed to help your students develop news literacy skills and tools. The programme is available for primary schools (groups 6-8), secondary schools and MBO/HBO students. Learn all about fake news, influencers, satire and more!
We are the museum for curious people.
The media museum is interesting for people aged 12 and above. We have developed a special Media Scavenger Hunt for children aged 8 to 12 years to learn more about news literacy, freedom of the press and journalism in a playful way.
Next to our permanent exhibition, we regularly offer temporary exhibitions in our beautiful building in The Hague. For an overview of the exhibitions, please see below.
Sound and Vision The Hague has compiled the knowledge, digital archives and collections of the former Press Museum (Persmuseum), the former Museum for Communication and the current Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. These collections represent the press, journalism, media, communication and technology. Together, they form the basis of Sound and Vision The Hague.
Nowadays, being media-savvy is almost as important as being able to read and write. That’s why Sound and Vision – an expert on all media-related matters – regularly organises fun workshops for both primary and secondary schools.
Both for primary and secondary schools
Investigative journalism faces many great challenges. From 16 September, we will offer a series of courses – Data as Opportunity. These courses consist of five modules. Experts from Sound and Vision, and investigative journalists from Bellingcat and LocalFocus will provide these courses.
When is news reliable d and when is it manipulated? Can you tell the difference between trustworthy stories and deliberately fabricated disinformation? In a digital world, where anyone can post their own story anywhere, it is increasingly difficult to make that distinction. Therefore we promote News Literacy to ensure a world in which you are aware of how news is created and how you can influence the news yourself by sharing stories or films.
In autumn 2022, a hyper-modern, unique, inspiring museum will open in Hilversum. It’s the first museum in the world that adapts to you, your interests and your preferences. Your museum experience will be just like how we consume media today: fully personalised.