My name is Elinor Groom, though I go by Ellie.
I am a moving image archivist and researcher. Kine Artefacts is my blog, and in it I write posts about moving image history, heritage and archiving. The title reflects my perspective that moving images are artefacts: objects of inherent historical worth that require care and attention. I talk about the historical contexts of moving images (with a particular emphasis on analogue moving image technologies), the heritage of moving images and their associated cultures, and the process of archiving those moving images including preservation, restoration/digitisation, access/ethics and exhibition. I keep it purposefully broad, as it reflects my changing interests as I pursue a career in this general field.
At the moment I am a PhD student, funded through the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Award, working between the University of Nottingham and the Special Collections department of BFI National Archive. My thesis looks at the history of Southern Television (I won’t bore you with the specifics, you can read posts about it here). I have an MA in Film Studies and Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia, and before that I worked in cinema education.
You can find out more about me, my work and my publications via my profiles on the University of Nottingham website and on LinkedIn. I can also be found on Twitter and on Tumblr. I keep a rolling filmography of movies I watch on Letterboxd.
Alternatively feel free to email me at ellie [at] kineartefacts [dot] com.
Posts are infrequent, poorly proofed and ponderous – you have been warned.