Bill Douglas Cinema Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The Museum opened to the public in 1997 and is located at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.
It holds over 86,000 artifacts, including 18th-century prints and an original 1896 Lumière Cinématograph, and brings in thousands of visitors annually.
Nowhere else can compare to its breadth, depth, and accessibility…Dr. Phil Whickam
The Museum held a special event to celebrate the anniversary with selected guests including film-maker Carol Morely and Peter Jewell. However, general entry to the Museum is free and open to all.
The Museum’s curator, Dr. Phil Wickham, said: “The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is the foremost Museum of moving image history in the UK. Nowhere else can compare to its breadth, depth, and accessibility…
On its 25th anniversary, it’s a fitting moment to reflect upon how far it has come, but also the role it plays, and will continue to play, in celebrating film culture and advancing knowledge through teaching, research, and public engagement”.