British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Researcher’s Guide to Screen Heritage

technicolor2Here users can search for moving image content, artefacts and sound collections from across the UK. These physical artefacts combine to represent all the key practices within screen history including the magic lantern, film, television and the digital present. They include magic lanterns and slides, optical toys, film production equipment, television and video equipment, cinema equipment and fittings, artwork for animation, sets and costumes, sound technology, toys and games and documentation such as photographs, scripts, sheet music and personal papers.

The BUFVC is an observer member of the Film Archives UK (formerly the Film Archive Forum), which represents all public sector film and television archives which care for the UK’s moving image and sound heritage and acts as an advisory body on national moving image archive policy.

The Researcher’s Guide Online to Screen Heritage (RGO) is a directory of film and video libraries and archives and related documentation and artefact collections and is a comprehensive directory of the publicly accessible sources of material related to the history of moving images and sound in the United Kingdom.