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Tyne & Wear Archives
What are archives?
Records are produced and kept by organisations and individuals in their day to day activities. When they themselves have no further use for them the archives service chooses those which are worth keeping for other reasons, including historical research, and these become archives. For further information on the records we hold, see our Catalogue pages.
What do we do?
At Blandford House we have
- Storage areas with fire protection and monitored environmental conditions to make sure the records are physically safe for the future
- A public searchroom where you can do your own research
- Professional archivists who choose which records to preserve, and catalogue them so that you can use them
- Experienced staff who can advise on using the records, including an outreach team who work with schools, other groups and lifelong learners
- Professional conservators who monitor the conditions the archives are kept in, provide specialist packaging, and repair any items which are already worn or damaged when they come into the archives
The Archives is also home to the BFI Mediatheque, a digital jukebox of film and television titles from the BFI national archive, available free of charge. Visitors can drop in to the BFI Mediatheque, or call (0191) 277 2248 to book a time slot.