BFI CEO Amanda Nevill, BFI Chair Greg Dyke and Mayor of London Boris Johnson marked the opening at an event last night.
The BFI Reuben Library has official opened in its new home in a specially designed space at BFI Southbank. BFI CEO Amanda Nevill, BFI Chair Greg Dyke and Mayor of London Boris Johnson marked its opening last night at an event that was attended by The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper, Sir Christopher Frayling and Kevin Brownlow. The library contains one of the biggest collections of printed materials relating to film and television in the world.
The picture shows Nevill, Dyke and Johnson examining the oldest book in the library Dioptrice: seu demonstration eorum quae visui & visibilus propter conspicilla non ita pridem inventa accidunt by Joannis Kepleri, published in 1653.