Launch of Screen Heritage UK Moving Image Collections Assessment Toolkit
14 October 2011
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Screen Heritage UK Moving Image Collections Assessment Toolkit produced by London's Screen Archives, which the BPMA helped develop by participating in the pilot study. The toolkit (and accompanying handbook) is free for anyone in the heritage sector to download and use and provides a basic "starter's guide" to managing image collections, an extensive bibliography and list of online resources.
In piloting the toolkit, the consultants spent two days at the BPMA, including visits to two storage areas. A large group of staff with a broad range of perspectives on the material participated in both the initial set up meeting and the Significance Assessment Process (you can read about this in further detail in the case studies section of the toolkit). To find out more please visit www.londonsscreenarchives.org.uk and click on the 'Professional Resources' tab.
The Post Office and the Royal Mail Group have inherited and preserve a fine tradition of documentary and marketing film making. The work of the General Post Office (GPO) Film Unit in the 1930s is legendary. Under John Grierson and later Alberto Cavalcanti, the GPO Film Unit was a hotbed of daring and innovative film making from 1933 until the early years of the Second World War, when it became the Crown Film Unit.