The university’s very own Bill Douglas Cinema Museum has been donated £180,000 from one of its founders. This year marks the museum’s twentieth anniversary, and it now stands as one of the largest collections about moving image in the country. The collections available to view chronicle the development of filmic entertainment from the 17th century to the most recent Hollywood blockbusters.
This year marks the museum’s twentieth anniversary, and it now stands as one of the largest collections about moving image in the country.
The endowment will fund even more research activities and curation projects in the future, including acquisitions of new artifacts and paraphernalia, PhD funding, exhibitions, conservation, and filmmaking.
In response to the new funding Dr Phil Wickham, Curator of the Museum, said: “We are immensely grateful for this donation. The fund will allow the museum to grow and develop into the future so that even more people can experience the wonderful artifacts and learn about moving image.”
“The fund will allow the museum to grow and develop into the future”
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is a useful tool both for students of Film Studies from the University and outside of it. Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of Global Advancement, said: “The Arts and Culture theme is central to the aims of our Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign. This latest act of generosity will secure access to the Museum for future generations of scholars and visitors.”