Beeld en Geluid Museum Hilversum

Beeld en Geluid

The Beeld en Geluid or Institute for Media Culture shows how media developments have influenced people and society through more recent history.

The Beeld en Geluid museum (Netherlands Institute for Media Culture) lets visitors discover and interact with the world of audiovisual media. It looks at technology going back to the earliest recordings and presents equipment familiar to our grandparents. The focus is however on modern media and how current developments influence people and society.

Opening Times

Tue-Sun: 10:00-17:00

Prices

   €0  Adult with Museumkaart.

   €17  Adult without Museumkaart.

Contact and Location Details

Media Parkboulevard 1
1217 WE Hilversum
North Holland

   +31 35 677 5555

   Website

   52.23564, 5.17344

More Information

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   Museumkaart

Personal Notes

Something about this museum gives me the creeps. It is quite an overwhelming experience and unnatural assault on the senses. A digital drug or opiate for the masses. Perhaps it contrasts too much with my love of chilling in the bush. I was reminded of Orwell's 'newspeak' and 'doublethink' - or the modern 'doublespeak' and 'fake news' media manipulation. As an adult it might be easier to remain detached from the bright-lights, but I can imagine how kids will be seduced by all the fantasy in a world where everyone wants to be famous. Regardless of this though, it was fascinating. I especially enjoyed the temporary exhibition Serieus Grappig (Seriously Funny) which explores the fine line between humour and seriousness. I observed some people taking the tolerance test and it made me think a lot about Dutch 'gedogen'. What if I criticize the Dutch? Will I be tolerated? As I walked around I had a feeling of nostalgia remembering old valve radios and Walkman cassette players, but graphs showing the effects of digital media ignited thoughts of digital singularity and loss of self.

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