Angela Doane has joined the BFI as head of collections and information, directly reporting to BFI creative director, Heather Stewart.
Doane will lead on developing the collections of the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, managing curation, conservation, information and library teams and leading on strategies to develop access to the BFI’s collection of film and television.
The executivewill also work across the development of the BFI filmography, launched in September 2017, and will help drive the BFI’s heritage 2022 strategy, preserving television heritage by digitising at least 100,000 of the most significant British TV programmes currently only available on obsolete video formats.
Doane has a background in collections and archive, working most recently at Central Saint Martins: University of the Arts London, and previously at Royal Museums Greenwich, the V&A, the Royal Academy of Music and New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
She has held committee memberships within Arts Council England, the Department of Culture Media and Sport, and the National Museum Directors’ Conference, and participation in the Getty Leadership Institute’s Museum Leadership programme.
Doane said: “‘I’m delighted to join the BFI, admiring its deep commitment to preserving the art of the moving image, and increasing diversity on and off screen. I look forward to contributing to the accessibility and care of the BFI’s enormously important national collection, and especially delivering the BFI’s new heritage 2022 strategy, digitising and preserving at-risk video across the UK with regional and national partners.”
Stewart added: “The BFI National Archive is one of the greatest collections of film and television in the world, and we are thrilled to have someone with Angela’s wealth of experience joining us. I’m sure she will build on great work already done in securing the future of the collection, shaping policy and driving forward our access and programme strategies, as well as public services and operations. I very much look forward to her joining us.”