As part of our decoloni­sa­tion jour­ney, we’re open­ing up our film archive to researchers who can help us uncov­er new and diverse narratives.

The Box's film archive is one of the largest regional archives of its kind in the UK, and includes more than 250,000 works maintained in their original, digital and born digital formats.

Through this process we hope to enhance our understanding of it, uncover stories that reflect the many communities in the South West and our connections across the globe, and identify gaps in our content.

We are flexible about how the research is conducted and are especially keen to welcome researchers from the global majority or with protected characteristics that are underrepresented in museums, galleries and archives.

An information pack with more information and details of how to apply is available from our website.

This opportunity has been made possible with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery (The BFI Screen Heritage Fund Resilience Awards).