On Sunday 17 September the BFI John Paul Getty Jr Conservation Centre will open its doors as part of the Heritage Open Days festival. This is a rare opportunity for the public to experience part of the BFI National Archive and see first-hand the specialist skills, technology and vaults which support the conservation of our national collection.
This year’s event will include displays and demonstrations from across our activities including film inspection, video and television preservation, BFI Reuben Library, BFI Replay, collections development, digital preservation, mini tours of our film vault and a demonstration of the history of projection in our theatre. (As this demonstration is held in our on-site theatre, spaces are strictly limited and tickets will be issued by the steward each hour.)
Doors open at 10:30 and close at 16:00, and there’s no need to book. Just turn up on the day.
For more information see the Heritage Open Days directory.
PAN reader Holly Webster (above), Archive Sales Development Officer at the British Film Institute, will be one of the staff welcoming visitors to the BFI National Archive’s open day at Berkhamsted, UK on 17 September.