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Arts on Film Archive

Date posted: 06/11/2007

During 2007 the BUFVC assisted the University of Westminster’s AHRC-funded project in encoding recordings of films for online access to the Arts Council’s collection of documentaries on artists which has recently undergone restoration work.  The resulting Arts on Film Archive ( was launched in October at the Tate Modern gallery to general acclaim.

The archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art and artists produced in the UK since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. Currently the archive comprises a complete database and online video streaming of all 450 films made by the Films Department of The Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced by the Arts Council’s Dance Department.

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