17.07.2017 – Teaser 2


Here is our second clue, can you work out what our big announcement will be on the 17th of July?

If you think you know the answer, let us know on Facebook or Twitter for your chance to win the complete Midlands on Film DVD series.

Any ideas?

 

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Volunteering Opportunity at MACE for University of Lincoln Students


We’re looking for volunteers to work on a  Heritage Lottery Fund Project called What Can You See? which aims to save 18 significant film collections and to make this important film heritage accessible to all. 

Students at the University of Lincoln will have the opportunity to play a key role in this project by watching these films and describing to us what they think is important in each film, what is most interesting and engaging about them. These contributions will enable us to make the films widely accessible and to identify trends that will help our website search engine guide more people to films they want to see.

Volunteers will be given training and support throughout this element of the project which will take place between September and December 2017.

You can find out more about the opportunity here including application details and deadlines.

RUSTON & HORNSBY – A VAST ARCHIVE REVEALING LINCOLNSHIRE’S UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE


Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ruston & Hornsby project aims to preserve the legacy of one of Lincolnshire’s most iconic engineering companies through the digitisation of photographic negatives and cine film, alongside interviews with former Ruston and Hornsby workers.

The photographs and documents which are now stored at Lincolnshire Archives and films stored here at MACE, form part of a huge collection showcasing the history of Ruston and Hornsby, which became part of Siemens in 2003. The archive spans the company’s 150 years, offering a rare and detailed insight into Lincolnshire’s manufacturing heyday and Britain’s industrial past.

This major heritage project in collaboration with Siemens, Lincolnshire County Council and the University of Lincoln has allowed MACE to catalogue, assess and digitise a selection of fascinating films relating to the company, extracts of which can be viewed online via the Lincs to the past website and MACE’s Vimeo page. Copies of the full films can be viewed by appointment at both Lincolnshire Archives and MACE.

To learn more about the project and Lincolnshire’s rich industrial history, visit the Lincs to the Past website here.

 

Getting ready to launch!! A few photo updates on the @MACEarchive team @unilincoln launch day activities…


MACE Archivist Kayla Thompson prepares film for transfer in the Technician Suite and answers questions for the BBC Look North News Team.

Development Manager Emma Morley and MACE Director James Patterson celebrate the launch of Nottingham on Film at the MACE Archive Uni of Lincoln launch event.

MACE Full Circle Curator Kay Ogilvie helps hang photos for the launch exhibition.

Full Circle Curator Lucie Kerley helps with finishing touches on MACE exhibition.

MACE’s Richard Shenton and Philip Leach measure the exhibition space to hang the final prints.

Photography Copyright: Lucie Kerley