What's in The BAFTA Collection and how to access it.
Since its inception in 1947, the Academy has amassed a wealth of material documenting the history of our organisation and its activities.
The majority of holdings in our Collection comprise a mix of photography, audio-visual material and print documents. Material is preserved on the basis that it:
- Contributes significantly to a better understanding of the history of BAFTA
- Provides important evidence of the workings or output of BAFTA, including material created by significant individuals
- Illustrates BAFTA's wider social, cultural or sectoral impact.
The BAFTA Collection does not collect material of non-BAFTA provenance or personal archives, including BAFTA members’ collections.
Access to The BAFTA Collection is by appointment only, via [email protected].
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: CAN YOU HELP?
Following a recent review of our document collection, we've identified a number of gaps that we're keen to address. Among the information we’re currently looking for are:
- Official Brochures of the Guild of Television Producers and Directors Television Ball and Dinner (pictured), between 1954 – 1957, 1959 – 1961 and 1966 – 1967
- Names of any Fellowships issued by the Guild of Television Producers and Directors between 1953-1969
If you or someone you know has information on the above, please contact [email protected].