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Future Proofing the South Lanarkshire Film Collection

Future Proofing the South Lanarkshire Film Collection

As part of our wider project to inventory and digitise South Lanarkshire’s museum collections that are currently held in storage, we recently received funding from Museums Galleries Scotland to investigate our extensive cine film collections.

The collection comprises amateur films from across South Lanarkshire that have been collected by various public bodies, groups and individuals over the years, documenting local events, anniversaries, and recording the changing faces of our towns and communities. A rich yet untapped resource, this project enabled an inventory of the collection to be carried out, giving us a more detailed knowledge of the individual films we hold.

Even more exciting is the conversion work currently underway to convert a broad sample of these films into a digital format which will allow us to include them in upcoming events and exhibitions, and share with our visitors.

Watch this space for more announcements on the ongoing digitisation of South Lanarkshire’s film collection.