Access to the collection
Screen Archive South East is committed to providing free public access to the collection for educational, heritage and community use. You can search selected items from the collection on this site or by contacting the archive.
Archive staff can perform searches, or can arrange appointments to research and view material at our Brighton office. Requests for footage need to include description of the intended use.
The Screen Archive’s collection can be viewed, by appointment, at the archive’s office at the University of Brighton and at the West Sussex Record Office at Chichester. There are facilities at these locations to study the ‘viewing copies’ on videotape and the accompanying documents.
DVD and VHS compilations - Selected films and clips from the archive on a variety of themes are available to view or purchase on DVD and VHS compilations. Find details here on the selection of Screen Archive South East DVD and VHS compilations, available at a number of locations around the South East region.
Access locations - Selections from the Screen Archive’s collection related to particular counties and themes can also be viewed at these other sites in the region. Contact the relevant museum or archive for details:
Brighton Fishing Museum - video installation on the fishing heritage of Brighton and Sussex
Brighton History Centre, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery - a CD-ROM on Brighton & Hove
Hove Museum & Art Gallery - video installation on the Hove Pioneers (G. Albert Smith and James Williamson) and their films from 1897 to 1905, prepared by the Screen Archive with material from the National Film & Television Archive
Centre for Kentish Studies - selections of Kent material
University of Kent Library, Canterbury - selections of Kent material
Surrey History Centre, Woking - selection of Surrey material
Elmbridge Museum - a selection of Walton and Weybridge films and material on Cecil Hepworth from the National Film & Television Archive
Charges – The archive does not make charges to academic users for researching and viewing archive material. Nominal charges may be incurred where copying and/or postage are required. Please contact the archive for details.
To fund the archive’s activities, it recognises the need to generate income from the commercial use of the collection. As a not-for-profit organisation in the public sector, the Screen Archive devotes all of its commercial income to its preservation and access work. All commercial use of Screen Archive material will involve and be approved by the appropriate copyright holders.
Charges apply for commercial research and use of the archive's material. Please contact us and ask for details of our rate card.
For further information about accessing the collection see the Screen Archive South East main site
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