LSA Conference 2020

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

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.

Hosted by the Museum of London, the day will include 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.

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. Jake Berger will present RemArc, the BBC Reminiscence Archive which includes archive footage that can be incorporated into a wide range of reminiscence-lead activities, and Gary Thomas from the British Council will close the Connecting Communities panel with their pilot initiative Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth, exploring the use of cultural heritage for growth to benefit all levels of society.

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.

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.

 

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

When:

Thu, 12 March 2020

Where:

The Museum of London

Price:

£35 – £50. Lunch and refreshments are included. Get in touch for dedicated student and LSA members’ discount.

London’s Screen Archives conference is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, R3store Studios and the Museum of London.

 
 
 
 
 
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