A busy year remembered and new Trustees appointed at FAUK AGM

LtoR Sue Howard, Frank Gray, James Paterson, Iola Baines, Ruth Washbrook (in soft focus!)
LtoR Sue Howard, Frank Gray, James Paterson, Iola Baines, Ruth Washbrook (in soft focus!)

Film Archives UK Annual General Meeting succeeded by their 117th quarterly meeting, were held on 17th September 2015.

The meetings were included in the 2 day programme of the Film Archives For The Future conference organised by Yorkshire Film Archive and held in the grand auditorium of the recently opened Film & TV centre at York University. Attendees were also treated to a tour of this state of the art facility during the conference.

FAUK were pleased to see some new representatives from the regional archives and other observers at the meetings.

Chair Frank Gray reported on a busy year of meetings and events which took members from Beaulieu Motor Museum to Bradford, UNESCO City of Film and the British Library and Imperial War Museum

Nominations had been called for new Trustees and the AGM saw the welcome appointment of :

Ruth Washbrook, Head of Moving Image and Sound Collections at the newly named
National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

James Paterson, Director of Media Archive for Central England.

Nominations were also received and approved for :

Frank Gray – Screen Archive South East,

Iola Baines – NASSW,

Sue Howard – Yorkshire Film Archive and

Marion Hewitt, North West Film Archive 

to continue as a final 3 year term as Trustees and for the Executive Board to remain as:

Chair – Frank Gray,

Deputy Chair Sue Howard

Treasurer – Iola Baines

plus (Non Exec/Trustee) Secretary – Murray Weston

FAUK new Trustee, James Paterson commented:

‘FAUK (and its predecessor Film Archive Forum which I was pleased to chair some years ago) has been an important part of my professional life for many years. The digital world we are now occupying presents many new challenges for the moving image archivist and I am delighted to be able again to contribute my experience to FAUK which is such an important conduit for dialogue, learning and guidance in the sector.’

and Ruth Washbrook

I’m delighted to be joining the FAUK team as Trustee and look forward to working more closely with film archive colleagues to help our sector come together in new and productive ways’.

Trustees Janet McBain and Dafydd Pritchard stepped down from their role and were thanked by the Chair for their support over the years.