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Tuesday 3rd June 2014

SWFTA is Moving!

SWFTA is moving! Having been located at the Royal William Yard for the best part of 15 years, we’re all very excited about our move to Catherine Street which will open up many fantastic opportunities for the archive, especially as we embark on some large scale projects and partnerships with the wider cultural and heritage community.

Our move to central premises within the heart of the City, which has been made entirely possible through the support of one of our key partners, Plymouth City Council, resolves SWFTA’s temporary accommodation problem. Moreover, it provides us with the ideal location to work closely with the Council and our other partners in developing the Plymouth History Centre Project which, ultimately, will require us to relocate again to the developed Museum site in 2019.

Whilst we appreciate there may be some teething problems – not surprising considering we are the largest regional film archive repository in the UK – the SWFTA team is united in making sure that there will be minimal disruption to the good services we provide.

However, such a large-scale relocation of a highly specialist organisation inevitably involves a great deal of logistical planning and work. It is therefore essential and unavoidable that we close SWFTA to the general public for a six week period commencing on Wednesday 11 June 2014. SWFTA will re-open at our new home on Monday 28 July 2014

Statement by Stacey Dyer, Executive Archive Director, SWFTA

For further information about the move, please contact our Interim Archive Manager, Dr Ian Cooper - E: (01752) 202652 or our Interim Assistant Archive Manager, Natalie Banbury - E: (01752) 202652. For emergency broadcaster enquiries please call (01752) 202650.

Read more about SWFTA's longer term accomodation plans here.