Discover the Digital Archive

28 October – 22 November 2019
Treasury, Ground Level

Presented by VCA Film and Television Digital Archive and Old Quad

This exhibition offered unprecedented access to the newly developed VCA Film and Television Digital Archive. This Archive is the first of its kind within the University of Melbourne’s Cultural Collection, making it an evolving and vital time capsule, which up until now has remained closed to the public.

Developed thanks to the Digital Archive Project, it brings together work from Film and Television students dating back to 1966, including around 500 celluloid films and more than 1200 magnetic. The Archive in its entirety was only available at Old Quad during this bespoke exhibition, making this experience a once-off opportunity for engagement and research. Audiences could browse the collection at their leisure or peruse a special 'Old Quad' playlist curated by passionate University of Melbourne film students featuring range of significant works from different eras and genres.

This unprecedented presentation of the archive was a unique opportunity to connect with the world on screen as seen through the eyes of our students.