Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell collection
At the heart of the museum is the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection of approximately 50,000 items, collected over a thirty year period. For more details on our founding collection please click here.
Roy Fowler, a former writer-producer-director of film and television and the founder of the BECTU History Project, generously gave us his complete library of cinema and broadcasting related books, as well as a large collection of film stills and other ephemera. Roy's collection includes material on both British and French Cinema, British television and on Orson Welles.
Robin Allan, who sadly passed away in January 2014, was one of the UK's foremost experts on Disney and animation and the author of Disney and Europe. He generously donated his large collection of Disney books, research papers, transcripts of interviews with artists and original animation cels.
Screenwriter Anthony Attard has donated his archive to the museum and has also generously donated a large amount of memorabilia and ephemera on British and Hollywood cinema, including books and soundtrack albums.