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Reading the Archive

November 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the heritage of telecoms alongside specially-created films and displays by Central St Martin’s design students. Visit BT Archives – housed in a 1927 telephone exchange building in central London.

Graphic Communication Design students have responded to the heritage collections and created works inspired by their reading of the documents, photographs, art and objects. Alongside the students’ displays, the heritage team will bring out their favourite original material to be viewed side-by-side with the students’ work.

You will also have the chance to see short films from the archive collections, interspersed with the students’ film creations. These viewings include everything from a 1930s Heavenly Post Office film describing the different types of telegram, to a 1990s adverts where Bob Hoskins explains that ‘it’s good to talk’.

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BT Archives

Contact email address

anne.archer@bt.com

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 15
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Explore the heritage of telecoms alongside specially-created films and displays by Central St Martin’s design students. Visit BT Archives - housed in a 1927 telephone exchange building in central London.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
anne.archer@bt.com
Event partners
BT Archives
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
Please be aware that the telephone exchange is an old building - please contact the organiser to discuss access requirements.
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BT Heritage and Archives

Venue

BT Archives
Holborn Telephone Exchange, 268-270 High Holborn
London, WC1V 7EE United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Please be aware that the telephone exchange is an old building - please contact the organiser to discuss access requirements.
Phone:
020 7440 4220
Website:
www.bt.com/archives