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The discovery space, an exhibition area with books and film objects in display cases

Moving Image and Sound Archive

Visit the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image and Sound Archive at Kelvin Hall to discover the extensive digital resources within the Library's world class collections. The interactive space offers visitors a unique experience to explore films, maps, books and manuscripts in electronic format. It is also a venue for events, screenings and talks.

The Library's Moving Image Archive is now located in Kelvin Hall. This offers easier access to thousands of films and videos capturing over 100 years of Scotland's history. The film collections reflect everything from Scottish social, cultural and industrial history to examples of ordinary people at life and work in Scotland across the generations. The Moving Image Archive also preserves a range of collections relating to the history of film-making, film exhibition and cinema-going in Scotland since 1896. This includes business and private records, photographs, printed material and ephemera. This is available for viewing and consultation.

This is the start. Items that tell the story of Scotland and offer insight into the wider world are continually added to the collection at the Kelvin Hall. It will be a treasure trove of knowledge and information for the people of Glasgow that will constantly grow and improve.