Why do we need a screen archive for the Midlands?

The moving image has had a huge impact on people’s lives over the last 100 years. Film was the great new art form and recording medium of the 20th century. Amateur film making has been a possibility since the 1920s and enabled thousands of people to record events that were important to them as well as respond creatively to the medium. Television transformed our understanding of current affairs and introduced a new form of home entertainment.

Whether the moving images are produced by amateurs or professionals they have the potential to open a unique window on the way we have lived our lives.

For these reasons MACE is committed to preserving the moving image heritage of the Midlands for future generations to enjoy and study.

What is ‘the Midlands’?

Who deposits material?

What material is held at MACE?

How does MACE preserve material?

How does MACE select material for the archive?

How is MACE funded?

How do MACE catalogue material?

What should I do if I see an error on a catalogue entry?

Do MACE licence footage?

Can non-profit organisations use material?

I am a student. How to I access footage?

I work in education. How can I use the collections?

How do I keep up to date with MACE’s activities, offers & services?

I have a question not listed here. How do I contact MACE?