The National Library of Scotland has opened their first premises in Glasgow at the newly redeveloped Kelvin Hall.
The Moving Image Archive records and preserves the story of Scotland in film. Visitors also have access to the Library’s vast digital collections with over 60,000 film files, as well as hundreds of thousands of digitalised books, periodicals and manuscripts which span more than five centuries.
Don Dempsey, Senior Project Manager at McLaughlin & Harvey said: “We have really enjoyed delivering this area of the project to the client. The Moving Image Archive is a great learning space and I imagine will bring feelings of nostalgia, excitement and surprise to visitors. We feel that this building, which is steeped in history itself, makes the perfect location for this ever growing archive.”
As part of the redevelopment, a viewing theatre with a large screen has been incorporated along with a spacious welcome area, large display walls featuring vintage film and a discovery area. The space has been designed to be open and accessible.