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Film Museum Practice and Film Historiography

The Case of the Nederlands Filmmuseum (1946-2000)

Bregt Lameris

270 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Rich in detail, this is a study of the interrelationships between film historical discourse and archival practices. Exploring the history of several important collections from the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Bregt Lameris shows how archival films and collections always carry the historical traces of selection policies, restoration philosophies, and exhibition strategies. The result is a compelling argument that film archives can never be viewed simply as innocent or neutral sources of film history.
Author Bio
Bregt Lameris is a post-doc at the University of Zürich, Switzerland.