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Future-proofing Our Collections: Unleashing the Power of Archive Film

London's Screen Archives

Thursday, 12 March 2020 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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London's Screen Archives (LSA) invite you to a day of case studies, innovative approaches, presentations and discussions about archive film and ‎its potential to bring together communities, build and inspire new audiences and showcase the value of archive collections.  

Managed by Film London, the LSA is a unique network of over 65 fantastic London-based archive collections with a shared vision – to preserve and share London’s history on film. Iconic and memorable, archive film documents our past and present, informs our debates, inspires artists and filmmakers and shapes our future. This event will look at the power of archive film to tell stories, create a sense of belonging, inspire, celebrate, remember and build engagement with communities, reaching new audiences.

Whether you are an LSA member, a researcher, a filmmaker, or you represent a collection that holds archive film, please join us for a day of sharing good practice, discussions and networking to celebrate and unleash the potential of archive film. 

Welcome addresses from Sharon Ament (Director of Museum of London) and Adrian Wootton OBE (Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission) will be followed by a keynote from Anthony Wall, a BAFTA-winning documentary filmmaker, exploring the innovative use of archives in his work.

Artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson will discuss the use of archive footage in her poetic documentary Asunder which focuses on the First World War’s home front in Sunderland and the North East, while Dr Shane O'Sullivan will delve into the evolution of the Archives for Education project and their collaboration with the BFI and BBC Archive.

The regional film archives will be represented by Media Archive for Central England’s Dr Clare Watson on their project exploring British Somali cultural heritage on film, alongside North West Film Archive’s Prof Steve Hawley’s presentation on the Second World War Calling Blighty Films, a collection of personal messages sent home by soldiers from the front. Additional speakers will be confirmed soon.

For a preview of LSA col‎lections, go to

09:30 Arrival for a 10:00 start

16:30 Ends

Full schedule will be announced soon.


Lunch and refreshments are included.

All locations are fully wheelchair accessible and all conference sessions will be BSL interpreted.

London's Screen Archives conference is supported by R3store Studios and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.




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Museum of London
150 London Wall
EC2Y 5HN London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 12 March 2020 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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London's Screen Archives

London’s Screen Archives is the regional film archive for London, it is comprised of a network of film archives and organisations that hold archive film. Managed by Film London, its aims are to bring screen heritage alive for London.

London is home to some of the country’s leading national and specialist moving image archives and a vast range of museums, archives, libraries, educational institutions, community and special focus organisations which hold film and video material as part of their broader collections. These organisations collaborate on projects and share information to create a ‘virtual’ regional collection of moving image material made in and about the capital.

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