Students, Research & Teaching

MACE is a valuable resource in any student's arsenal, whether you are studying computer science, law or media, need footage for a filmmaking/art project or are looking for films documenting a specific subject for your dissertation or PhD research.

MACE can help teachers and educators to bring archive film into the classroom and regularly works with academics to support research and to partner on impact initiatives. 


MACE can help students by providing content for educational projects or simply as a resource for an area of study. Thousands of our films can be viewed online and for titles not yet digitised you can arrange a free viewing appointment at MACE or we can supply a DVD or MPEG 4 copy for you to view at home for a small fee.  Read more

Academic Researchers

MACE collections and archive practice have provided the focal point for several PhD theses from investigations of representation to the legal issue of film copyright. There are many ways researchers can work with archive film, Read more...


MACE welcomes opportunities to work with teachers and education professionals to explore ways in which titles in its collections can be used in both formal and informal educational settings. Read more

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Themes and Topics

With over 75,000 titles in the collection we have a huge variety of footage, from the everyday to the extraordinary.  As a starting point why not conduct a search or explore our themes page and begin to discover just how useful a resource MACE can be.

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Contacting us

If you would like to know more about any of our titles or want to view something that isn't yet available on the site use the enquiry button that can be found on each catalogue page or drop us an email