British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

HASTINGS MUSEUM and art gallery

Description
The material has been acquired by donation over the last 20 years. It includes publicity films passed on by the tourism department and from the Borough Engineer, 1940s-1970s. There is some footage by Harry Furniss (1854-1925) and a collection of amateur film from St Nicholas children’s home, also the RAC rally 1956. The video collection includes an amateur survey of the town centre prior to development, a commissioned feature on Grey Owl and recorded talks by a local historian. Most of the film of the collection has now been deposited with the South East Film and Video Archive at the University of Brighton.
Artefact description
Exhibits and archives relating to John Logie Baird’s early experiments in television in Hastings.
Website
http://www.hmag.org.uk
Keywords
Advertising films; Hastings; Amateur films; Tourism; Belaney, Archibald; Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney); Rallies, motoring
Access
Museum open all year: April to September: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm October to March: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm. The Local Studies Room open every Wednesday 10am to 4pm for access to archives etc.
Enquiries to Hastings Museum or South East Film and Video Archive (qv).
Facilities
Viewing on premises.
Charges
Charges for facilities and handling. Charges to be negotiated.
Copyright
Copyright held. Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: South East Film and Video Archive.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 24 reels/cassettes. Amateur, documentary.
Video components: VHS Video, Laserdisc.
Film: 13,000 feet, 53 cans. 20% colour film, 80% black and white film. Advertising, amateur, documentary, news and current affairs, science and education, other material.
Film components: 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film.

Artefact and Related Documentation Holdings

Documents
Equipment manuals; Scripts and treatments; Photographs; Ephemera
Projection & Viewing
Magic lanterns; Slides; Slide projectors; Slide viewers; Other viewers; Stereoviews
TV, Video & Digital
Repair/maintenance; Television receivers

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.
Online catalogue
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a
Card catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Notes
The film collections are catalogued onto separate databases at Hastings and the South East Film and Video Archive, University of Brighton.
Conservation policy
This is being drawn up through the South East Film and Video Archive.
Artefact notes
MODES

Main Contact

Name
Hannah Miles
Job title
Keeper of Archives and Local History
Telephone
01424 451637
Fax
01424 451165
Email
hmiles@hastings.gov.uk
Address
Johns Place
Bohemia Road
Hastings
TN34 1ET

Alternate Contact

Name
Cathy Walling
Telephone
01424 451151
Email
cwalling@hastings.gov.uk

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