Thursday, 11 February 2010

FoDL: Monday 15 February : About the Cinema Museum: a unique international collection – in Kennington!

Monday 15 February
About the Cinema Museum: a unique international collection – in Kennington!

DURNING LIBRARY
167 Kennington Lane, SE11 4HF (020 7926 8682)
6.45 for 7.15pm

Martin Humphries, co-founder and director of The Cinema Museum (off Renfrew Road) will give an illustrated talk about the museum - how it developed and what it is. It is the only museum in Britain devoted to the experience of going to the pictures. The talk will be prefaced by a short film about the Museum and very short home movie (about 2 minutes) made by Charlie Chaplin himself in the 1950s, showing local places he knew in his childhood to his bride Oona.
Martin Humphries worked at Oval House arts and community centre from 1979 - 1983. There he met Ronald Grant - his long term partner - and was introduced to his collection of cinema memorabilia. In 1983 he started working with Ronald and and 1986 was a co-founder of The Cinema Museum, now an internationally recognised unique collection of cinema history. He has continued to work as a director of the Cinema Museum to the present day.

Entry free to all. Suggested donation £2. Refreshments.


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