Tot ziens from iPRES 2019!

We would like to thank everyone for their contribution to this conference. iPRES 2019 was a great success and this was made possible by your participation and all your help!

We promised you some videos of the conference: take a look.

Our very best wishes from The Netherlands, we hope to see you next year in Beijing, China, September 21 – 24, 2020!

Marcel Ras
Organizing & Program Chair iPRES 2019

Barbara Sierman
Organizing & Program Vice-Chair iPRES 2019

Angela Puggioni
Communications Officer iPRES 2019


iPRES 2019 is hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network
The Dutch Digital Heritage Network is a collaborative effort of a group of leading heritage institutes, helping to address the challenge of reliable access to digital resources. The ultimate goal is to develop a network of common facilities, services and knowledge base to improve the visibility, usability, and sustainability of the rich digital collections of Dutch heritage institutes.

The 16th iPRES conference will take you to the historical grounds of a remarkable city where vessels once set sail to explore new lands. The organizers welcome the international digital preservation community in the striking building of the EYE Film Museum on the northern bank of the IJ river in Amsterdam. Join us to explore the state of the art in digital preservation and set your Eye on the Horizon.

Important dates
The conference was fully booked and has taken place between 16 and 20 September 2019.


iPRES2019 is proudly sponsored by

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Welcome to Amsterdam

Capital of the Netherlands

Source: Amsterdam Marketing

From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has had a strong tradition as a centre of culture and commerce. As the capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, all legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

This historic city of canals and grand architecture is also home to some of the world’s most famous attractions, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House, where the Jewish diarist hid during the Second World War. Everywhere you look, you are immersed in history and diversity, from a 400-year-old canal house to an ultra-modern waterfront hotel to an all-purpose conference venue that can host 20,000 people. Best of all, Amsterdam’s high-speed train connections and convenient Schiphol airport make it easy to get to, wherever in the world you might be.

The city of Amsterdam prides itself on a rich cultural life and a diverse population. However, estimates conclude that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than permanent residents … Where the Dutch dine out ranges from casually decorated “living room” restaurants to traditional Dutch eateries and Indonesian rijsttafel (“rice table”) specialists. Coffee shops sell small amounts of marijuana and yes, everything you have heard about the neon-lit Red Light District is probably true. And our famous tulips? They have their finest hour in springtime.

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most picture-perfect capitals, where 16th-century spectacle stands side by side with 21st-century ingenuity. This is the result of more than four centuries of innovation and daring entrepreneurship, with diversity and open-mindedness at the heart of each new development. Amsterdam’s liveability is next to none, making this a wonderfully positive place to bring people together.

Photo credits: bertbulder.nl