Kelvin Hall has now finished
23 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2016
A new home for Scotland’s Moving Image Archive
Moving image is special. It is a medium that immediately captures life in all of its forms. When we watch a film our memories come to life right in front of our very eyes. The visual impact that film has is powerful and that is why it is vital to take care of such an important archive for the nation.
The National Library of Scotland is developing an exciting new library to safeguard the Moving Image Archive, a specialist collection and the only one of its kind in Scotland. It will also provide convenient access to all of our extensive digital collections.
This move to the iconic Kelvin Hall building will be transformational - for the first time people will be able to drop in to discover Scotland's moving image collections for themselves, to learn and be inspired.
Mostly non-fiction, our archive contains footage from over 100 years of Scotland’s history, from gala days to industrial processes, and from educational films to amateur home videos.
The new Library will open in late 2016, but we need your help to raise the final £250,000 to make this happen.