MACE on the move: film archive leaves Leicester for Lincoln

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 09, 2011 09:36 AM |
Five years of hosting regional film resource comes to an end.

Since 2006, the University of Leicester has been home to MACE, the Media Archive for Central England. Originally based at the University of Nottingham, MACE came to us five years ago and in its time at Leicester has expanded considerably in terms of both the content it manages and the opportunities which it provides for access.

From Monday, MACE’s address changes from LE1 to LN6 as the archive and its staff take up permanent, long-term residence in purpose-built facilities at the University of Lincoln. Funded with a half-million pound grant from Screen Heritage UK, the new facilities include a temperature-controlled film and video store as well as state-of-the-art technical suites and viewing facilities.

Footage from MACE can currently be seen in The Reel History of Britain, running on Mondays on BBC2 and there is a special screening of Old Lincolnshire on Film at Lincoln Drill Hall at 11.00am this Saturday 10 September (tickets £5).

MACE’s new contact details are:

  • MHT Building, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS
  • tel. 01522 837750
  • info@macearchive.org

The University of Leicester wishes MACE all the best in its new home.

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