Call for Proposals A Future for the Past, Preserving our Animation Heritage

1 & 2 November 2019. As part of an ongoing effort to preserve and promote animation heritage Materials in Motion will hold its second meeting in Manchester, UK for a two day event at The Waterside Arts Centre in Sale. The event will consist of workshops, a tour of the Cosgrove Hall Film Archive, demonstrations …

Towards an International Council on Animation Archives

In 2017 Steve Henderson completed a PhD research into animation archiving. His research looked into the creation of a system of archive management for animation materials and British children’s television animation, at Loughborough University, UK. One of his observations was that the important actors working with animation artwork collections do not talk to each other …

Setting a shared agenda Expert Meeting in Eye Collection Centre

Throughout our research project we experienced a lot of enthusiasm and willingness to share ideas and experiences about animation artwork preservation. Now, after we consulted many different experts and visited several archives, we are looking forward to bring some of these experts and representatives of these archives together in a joint meeting at Eye. The …

Paint questionnaire: the results

Today we closed our questionnaire in which we asked Dutch animators about their experiences with paint on cels during and shortly after the production of the film. We received a total of 24 responses of which 18 had actually worked with cels and gave us some very insightful answers. 18 respondents is not enough to …

Life just got more difficult! The first results of our paint questionnaire

Until now we received 23 responses to our paint questionnaire. 23 might seem a disappointing number, but it actually is a big chunk of the total number of Dutch animators who have worked with cels, are still alive and have an email address. With thanks to the team of the Holland Animation Film Festival, who kindly sent out our …

Help, why did this paint get sticky? A questionnaire amongst animators

In the animation artwork collection of the EYE Film Museum, we regularly find cels with paint layers that were once sticky and are now stuck. In the stacks of animation artwork, these paint layers have glued themselves to other cels or adjacent papers. When you try to separate them, you run the risk of damaging …

Different Collections, Similar Problems (I) The use of self-adhesive plastic foils in architectural designs in the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam (NL)

Self-adhesive plastic foils, transparent sheets, tapes, markers. If a material is time-saving, inexpensive, easy to use, readily available and has a contemporary appeal, you can be assured it has been fully exploited by artists and designers.  During our condition survey of the animation artwork in the collection of the EYE Film Museum (material predominantly from the …