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BFI National Archive Research Viewing Service

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 28 May 2009

© BFIThe BFI National Archive of film and television contains more than 50,000 fiction films, over 100,000 non-fiction titles and around 625,000 television programmes. The archive covers every genre from silent newsreels to CinemaScope epics, from home movies to avant-garde experiments, from classic documentaries to vintage television, from advertisements to 3-D films, soap opera to football.

A selection of films are available to view in the BFI Mediatheque on the South Bank, but the Archive also runs a Research Viewing Service which allows access to rarer items in the collection. While not a free service, it is available to students at a 50% discounted rate of £6.25 + VAT per hour of running time for films and £5 + VAT for video and DVD.

Institute of International Visual Arts

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 20 November 2007

iniva.gifAccess to Iniva library, which has just reopened in its new home at Rivington Place, is now free, by appointment only. The library specialises in the work of contemporary artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and includes a unique collection of monographs, exhibition catalogues, 80 current international art periodicals and a slide collection.