Jez Stewart is a curator at the BFI National Archive, responsible for the animation collection. His blogs explore the rich seam of British animation history, from the 1900s to the present. He is currently working on the accession of two large historical collections, from Halas & Batchelor and Bob Godfrey Films, but is also actively seeking contemporary production for preservation.
Jez has worked at the BFI since 2001 as part of the non-fiction team, and has done extensive research into the BFI’s holdings of cinema and television advertising. His interest in animation overlaps with his passion for comics and illustration, but he personally struggles with anything more than stick figures.