Book launch Film Museum Practice and Film Historiography, EYE Collection Centre

IMG_0623.JPGAmsterdam University Press were delighted to attend the book launch of Film Museum Practice and Film Historiography by Bregt Lameris on the 30th May.

The launch was held as part of the EYE International Conference The Reel Thing, and took place in their newest home the EYE Collection Centre. The building is designed for conservation, restoration and research and has a small cinema, where the presentation was appropriately hosted. The latest from AUP’s Framing Film series, the book explores the history of several important collections from the EYE Filmmuseum, Bregt Lameris showing how archival films and collections always carry the historical traces of selection policies, restoration philosophies, and exhibition strategies.

Giovanna Fossati, Framing Film series editor and Chief Curator at the EYE Filmmuseum, opened the evening before handing over to Commissioning Editor Maryse Elliott, who presented an insightful introduction to Amsterdam University Press and the series, before officially offering the first copy of the book to Claudy op den Kamp.

Claudy, author of forthcoming AUP publication The Greatest Films Never Seen, offered warm words on Bregt Lameris’s influential book, before inviting Bregt to speak. The presentation concluded with the screening of Bits & Pieces, a silent film composed of preserved film fragments, which was accompanied by live music that truly brought this intriguing compilation to life, and the presentation of this compelling book to an end.


Film Museum Practice and Film Historiography: The Case of the Nederlands Filmmuseum (1946-2000) is available to buy with a 20% discount using the promo code “FilmMuseumLaunch” on the web book page. Valid until June 30th.