Helen has worked for over 20 years in a variety of roles focused on collection care and development, and access to and conservation of the BFI’s collections, both paper and moving image.
Between 1998 and 2002, she worked as part of the team that delivered a five-year collection management programme funded by the HLF An Archive for the 21st Century project. This was closely followed by co-ordinating a two-year JISC-funded digitisation and access project, InView: British History through a Lens, resulting in 1,000 hours of digitised works streamed online for Higher and Further Education institutions. Helen went on to project manage a major two-year collections management review and move programme to relocate the preservation film collection to the BFI’s newly constructed Master Film Store. She contributed to the delivery of the BFI’s Collections Information Database (CID).
As Collections Manager her work now involves standards, processes and procedures required for collections care, development and access, with responsibility for the BFI’s Collection Gateway team, which delivers access to the collections of the BFI National Archive.