Recognise this brand?

Today we found a fraction of a brand logo and a partial batch number on one of the self-adhesive films stuck on a cel. We found this beautiful color wheel between miscellaneous artwork by Gerrit van Dijk (1938 – 2012). It came without any context in a blank brown envelop. Luckily, the stripes in red, white …

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 …

Exhibiting Artwork The Animation of René Laloux in Chateau d'Annecy

Being one of the very few museums solely dedicated to the art of animation film in the world, the Musée du Film d’Animation in Annecy is of international importance. Animation artwork usually plays an important role in its exhibitions and the museum can be seen as a showcase for current views on the presentation of animation artwork. During the Festival of …

Annecy 2017, focus on China The aesthetics of empty space, striking brush strokes and cuddly animals

This summer we visited the Annecy International Animated Film Festival to get ourselves up to speed on the latest trends in animated film in this year’s competition and to dive into the history of animation in wonderfully curated film programmes such as the programme on this year’s guest country China curated by Marie-Claire Kuo-Quiquemelle of the …

Animation Archives panel

At the upcoming Society for Animation Studies Conference at Padova University, 3-7 July 2017, Mette Peters will take part in a panel about Animation Archives, together with Jim Walker (lecturer) and Rebekah Taylor (archivist). Walker and Taylor are both affiliated with the University for the Creative Arts (UK) guardian of the Bob Godfrey Archive. While …