A MODERN REPOSITORY FOR POSITIVE FILM COPIES
Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre has furnished another of the Film Archive’s halls with modern shelving units to ensure appropriate storage of Ukrainian film legacy.
The new facility was designed based on the British Film Archives and allows to store up to 10,000 items in appropriate conditions. Today, the new hall stores around 7,000 positive film copies.
This repository has become Dovzhenko Centre Film Archive’s fifth and its fourth to be equipped with a climate control system that maintains the required temperature and humidity.
At the moment, Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre Film Archive has four equipped repositories with a climate control system:
- a repository for pre-print materials (negatives/internegatives) of Ukrainian films;
- 2 repositories for positive copies (including the new one);
- a repository for biocontaminated pre-print materials of Ukrainian films.
one – without climate control:
- a repository for pre-print materials of Soviet film studios and Arthouse-traffic Film Archive,
as well as three temporary storage rooms storing films not only celluloid, but also on magnetic film.
Today, Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre’s Film Archive stores over 5,000 film titles and over 48,000 stored items in its repositories.
You can download the catalogue of the films stored in the Centre’s Film Archive on the site of the Centre, in a special section: http://www.dovzhenkocentre.org/collection/
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