VCA Digital Archive coming to Old Quad
In October, Discover the Digital Archive will be launched at Old Quad providing visitors with unprecedented access to the VCA Film and Television Digital Archive, a newly presented collection that has never before been accessible to the wider public.
The VCA Film and Television Digital Archive is a historic, social and cultural time-capsule comprising work from Film and Television students dating back to 1966. Around 500 celluloid and more than 1,200 magnetic films have been digitised and added to the Digital Archive. While a small selection of content is available on YouTube, the entire Archive is only available at Old Quad during this exhibition period, making this experience a once-off opportunity for engagement and research. Curated by students majoring in Screen and Cultural Studies as well as Digital Archive volunteers, a special 'Old Quad' playlist will also feature for audiences during this exhibition.
Discover the Digital Archive will be held in the Old Quad Treasury from Monday 28 October to Friday 22 November, 10am to 4pm.
Since opening in May, the Old Quad has offered myriad exhibitions, events and programs. Plan your visit.
Image: Leah Sanderson [director] film still from All at Sea, 2011, VCA Film and Television Archive, University of Melbourne