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    Who needs film archives? Notes towards a user-centred future

    Christie, Ian (2015) Who needs film archives? Notes towards a user-centred future. Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities 2015 (1), pp. 36-44. ISSN 1805-3742.

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    Film archives today face many conflicting demands and expectations, from funders and a relatively small cohort of users. Their policies and practices still largely reflect the era when they first came into being, in the face of industry suspicion and scholarly indifference. Although academic film studies has largely ignored the archive, there are now opportunities to engage with new currents of interest in representations and evidence of the past, and in doing so to connect with new curatorial practices and audience-centred currents in the study of the moving image. This paper reviews new forms of archival engagement and argues for a user-centred future that could re-invigorate the concept of the film archive.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Ian Christie
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 10:59
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:39


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