Four exhibitions are put together per year in the gallery spaces on the first floor. These can be either group or thematic exhibitions or solo presentations, retrospectives or exhibitions put together in cooperation with other institutions. By prior arrangement, guided tours are available for all exhibitions. Each tour of about 1 hour, for a maximum of 15 persons, costs € 60.
Five ArTTapes have been produced over the years. The ArTTapes contain a compilation of video art in which Dutch and international artists present recent video work. The purpose of the ArTTapes is to familiarize a wider audience with video art. For more information, go to publications.
In the mediatheque on the ground floor the public - students, curators, artists, instructors, art historians and any other interested parties - can research information on artists and their work. All the works from the collection can be examined on viewing sets. In addition to the video collection the mediatheque holds a large collection of books, periodicals and documentation on contemporary media and art. Entrance to the mediatheque is free. By appointment group visits are also possible, which by means of a video program and tailor-made explanations in effect become guided tours of the collection. Each program is tailored to the needs of the visiting group.
Guided tours for a maximum of 15 pupils, lasting about 1 hour: € 60.
Cataloque is a collection information system of the Netherlands Media Art Institute which can be consulted on line. More than 1500 video works and several dozen installations are included in this system, the large majority of which are accompanied with descriptions, stills and 30 second fragments. Cyclope can be searched by genre, subject, key words, artist or title.
Distribution & education
In order to permit the wider public to become acquainted with media art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute maintains an active distribution policy for both video works and media installations from its collection. To create the possibility for bringing media art into schools, our distribution department invites approaches from schools. Reduced prices apply to educational institutions. For more information you should contact Joke Ballintijn.