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James Patterson

James Patterson – Director

James is director of MACE.

With approaching 35 years experience at national and regional level, he is one of the UK’s senior moving image archivists.

Qualifying as a professional librarian in 1979, he joined the National Film Archive at the BFI, initially as a film cataloguer, and worked there for 20 years, the last 10 as Keeper of Documentary Film.

In 2000 he left London to establish MACE, the newest of the network of regional public film archives in England, and has since lead the development of this ground breaking public facing archive organisation.

James is also a Senior Academic in the Lincoln School of Media at the University of Lincoln

Email James
Telephone: 01522 837751

Richard Shenton

Richard Shenton – Head of access & learning

After completing the MA in Film Archiving at the University of East Anglia in 1997, Richard worked in a variety of film and television environments before joining MACE in 2005.

Richard is primarily responsible for all access to the collections and is particularly interested in developing their use in education.

Email Richard
Telephone: 01522 837752

Emma Morley

Emma Morley – Business & Commercial development manager

Emma has over sixteen years' experience of working within arts, media and archives.

Emma started her media career as Producer's Assistant at Chase Video Productions at the Royal School for the Deaf in Derby, before moving to Carlton Television, joining the production office team of the TV drama, Peak Practice for three years, before moving to Carlton TV's archive sales team for a further three years.

From 2004, Emma was the Administrator at New Perspectives Theatre Company and joined MACE in October 2009.

Emma is the main contact for all B2B sales enquiries, including the supply of material to creative professionals, museums, libraries and non-profit organisations.

Emma works between Lincoln and Derbyshire.

Email Emma
Telephone: 01522 837753 (Tues/Weds/Thurs) 01332 880528 (Mon/Thurs/Fri)
Mobile: 07979 691778 (All Week)

Phil Leach

Phil Leach – Curator: Research & Programming

Phil joined MACE from the Carlton Television's library in Nottingham in 2005.

Phil's main focus at the moment is developing MACE's screening programmes and cataloguing the collection.

Telephone: 01522 837754

Kayla Thompson

Kayla Thompson – Archivist

Originally from Canada, Kayla studied Film Studies and English as an undergraduate, and developed a strong interest in film history.

She moved to the UK in September 2009, and completed the MA in Film Archiving at the University of East Anglia. She joined MACE in November 2010.

Kayla is responsible for film conservation and copying.

Email Kayla
Telephone: 01522 837759

Eliza Richardson

Eliza Richardson – Rights administrator (BFI Discovery Fund)

Eliza originally worked with MACE on a 9 month internship after completing a BA Hons in English at the University of Lincoln. Eliza is now working with MACE as Rights Administrator as part of our BFI Discovery Fund project.

Eliza is the first point of contact for telephone and email enquiries and provides administrative support to MACE's senior management team.

Eliza also provides all rights administration for MACE on behalf of the Senior Management Team and for the BFI Discovery Fund project.

Email Eliza
Telephone: 01522 837750

Mandeep Kaur-Lakhan

Mandeep Kaur-Lakhan – Assistant curator (BFI Discover Fund)

Mandeep has worked and volunteered with a number of heritage organisations in the Midlands.

Mandeep previously worked for MACE in 2009, uploading video clips to the website and has recently graduated from the University of Leicester with a Masters degree in Film and Film Cultures.

Mandeep is currently exploring previously unexamined collections identifying potentially significant material for the archive to work with.

Susan Winn – Project curator & Film technician (HLF Vinegar Syndrome Project)

Susan’s previous experience includes her time as a Technical Assistant at the National Film and Television Archive, based in the John Paul Getty Conservation Centre, Berkhamsted.

She has also worked as a Film Technician at The Film Clinic, a post-production facility attached to The Machine Room, London.

Prior to joining MACE,Susan was a cataloguer for the BUFVC’s Newsfilm Online project, set up to digitise ITN’s and Reuters historic news archive.

Sue is currently working on a Heritage lottery funded project undertaking the detailed examination of an endangered collection, preparing it for copying and working with a group of volunteers to research the material

Joanna White

Joanna White - Digital technician (HLF Vinegar Syndrome Project)

Joanna has over fifteen years experience as an independent video producer and editor, and ten years as a freelance camera operator for ITV Yorkshire’s Calendar News.

Joannais currently undertaking a part-time Master of Arts degree in Digital Media at the University of Lincoln and has developed a particular interest in the potential offered by digital technologies to engage new audiences with archive imagery.

Assisting Susan Winn,Joanna will be primarily responsible for the digital restoration, editing and archiving of items for the HLF Vinegar Syndrome Project.