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University of Bristol Theatre Collection
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Bristol, UK
BS8 1UP

Phone: (0117) 3315086
Email: theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

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Theatre Collection Theatre Collection Projects

XXX The Master: Releasing the potential of the NoŽl Coward material in the Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson Collection (M&M)

John Guielgud as Hamlet Centre Stage: Backstage

John Guielgud as Hamlet The Public Catalogue Foundation


WUN logo Medieval Players pic Medieval Plays in Modern Performance: Capturing the Archives


Medieval Players pic 2MP logo The Medieval Players Archive Project


Oral Historypic The Oral History Project
In order to record the memories of those who have been involved in theatre, the University of Bristol Theatre Collection has an ongoing Oral History Project, with particular emphasis on Bristol's theatrical heritage. The project encompasses a number of subject areas, which over the time of the project will continue to grow.
Further information on the project and how you can get involved, including a printable application form.

Lantern slide pic Illumination: The Magic Lantern Slide Project
The Illumination digitisation project was implemented in 2007. It was generously funded by BIRTHA (the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts), the University of Bristol Faculty of Arts Research Director's Fund and the the Friends of the Theatre Collection. TASI (the Technical Advisory Service for Images) created a case study of this digitisation project.

View a selection of the digital images available via the online catalogue, or see a slide show on our Collections page.

Visualising Theatre pic Visualising Theatre Project
The Visualising Theatre digitisation project was implemented in 2006. It was generously funded by MLA South West Programme Development Fund, the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation, the Vice Chancellor's Strategic Fund and the Faculty of Arts Research Director's Fund. The project was carried out as an Arts and Business skills bank scheme. Thanks are also due to our project partners: Institute of Physics Publishing, Kerry Hopkins' contribution to the skills bank scheme, TASI (the Technical Advisory Service for Images) for technical and professional advice regarding digitisation and University of Bristol Information Services for implementation. created a case study of this digitisation project.

View a selection of the available images,
or search the online catalogue.

JTO project pic Grand Designs: The Julia Trevelyan Oman Archive
The Grand Designs cataloguing and digitisation project was implemented in 2006. It was generously funded by the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation, the Friends of the Theatre Collection, and a private donor. TASI (the Technical Advisory Service for Images) created a case study of this digitisation project.

View images of Oman's life and work and read about her archive, or search the online catalogue.

Glynne Wickham pic Teaching Theatre: Unlocking the Potential of the Professor Glynne Wickham Bequest Project
The Teaching Theatre cataloguing project was implemented in 2005. It was generously funded by the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation.

Berta Freistadt pic The Berta Freistadt Archive
The Berta Freistadt Archive cataloguing project was implemented in 2004. It was generously funded by a donation by Berta Freistadt.

Derek Balmer pic The Derek Balmer Negative Collection
The Derek Balmer Negative Collection cataloguing project was implemented in 2004. It was generously funded by the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation.

For further information about the Theatre Collection please tel. 0117 331 5086 (daytime) or email theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk.