[youtube http://youtu.be/_luSWOyKYTM] Release Date: 1940
Director: Philip Leacock, Paul Rotha
Producer: John Taylor
Production: Realist Film Unit
Photography: A. E. Jeakins

Learning new skills is always useful—facilitating personal development and opening up new opportunities. We like to pass on knowledge and can offer training for groups or individuals in:


TIME/IMAGE wouldn’t be here today were it not for the helpful advice we’ve received over the years. As such, we like to pass on our knowledge and help others where we can. As such, we rarely charge for casual advice; if you’ve got a question you think we can help with don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you need more in-depth advice on a topic or collection, we can provide a full evaluation (with report or presentation) or simply meet for a more extensive discussion.

Social Media

Social media can be a powerful tool but it can also be bewildering and time-consuming. Going hand-in-hand with our web design services, TIME/IMAGE can help you to establish social media accounts, develop content strategy, and manage accounts. We can also assist with mailing lists and newsletters.

If you’re not sure whether you need social media, or if you already have something in mind, do get in touch and we’d be delighted to discuss it with you.

Web Design

A well-designed website can do wonders for collection accessibility and rejuvenate a stagnant resource.

TIME/IMAGE offers quick, straight-forward web design with a focus on user experience (UX). We favour WordPress-based builds an open-source tools (such as Omeka, a CMS for digital collections) to keep costs down and keep things simple in these budget-conscious days.

We also strive to create websites that our clients can easily understand and maintain if so desired, offering training to that end.

As can be seen from our portfolio, we are happy to provide web design services outside of the cultural sector—many of our web design clients are start-ups and small businesses.

Websites are highly tailored to their purpose, so please get in touch to discuss your requirements; we are happy to provide free advice in this area.

Film Services

TIME/IMAGE was born from a film archive and film services remain at our core. We frequently work on large digitisation and cataloguing projects as well as providing services such as:

If you’d like more information on our previous film work please visit the links above orget in touch.


TIME/IMAGE is able to meet both your physical and digital ‘print’ requirements. Often a part of our content services, we work with trusted suppliers to provide a variety of materials such as:

This list is by no means comprehensive, so let us know what you need and we’ll let you know if we can help.


Exhibitions. Pop-up ‘shops’. Screenings. Community gatherings. Festivals.

Events are a great way to raise awareness of a collection whilst connecting with the public and communities. TIME/IMAGE has been involved in variety of events—organising, curating, providing content, presenting, and promoting.

Explore some of our previous events by visiting the links above, browsing our work, or checking our blog.


You may be wondering if you need to publicise your collection or resource. Well, you likely do, but perhaps not in the way you’re thinking. It’d be a shame, after all, if nobody knew about your stuff!

We can help you plan and execute a traditional publicity plan—writing press materials, contacting the media, representing the collection (on radio, for example)—but we can also help you develop a more focussed, sustainable approach to publicity; building web presence and social media profiles, planning events, and generally raising awareness.

Whatever your approach, we pride ourselves on our ability to identify the features that define collections, the stories that capture audiences, and the people who’ll want to hear them.

One example of our work is the British Council Film Collection—a film archive that hit blogs and the BBC alike. Find out more about that publicity work here.

Project/Digitisation Management

Projects—whatever their initial remit—can be long, complicated, and time-consuming to manage. They can also be something your role doesn’t cover or doesn’t allow you enough time to deal with effectively.

At TIME/IMAGE we appreciate that many people would rather have someone else look after their projects—someone reliable who can dedicate their full attention to the work, can liaise between suppliers, can handle the nitty-gritty of the everyday tasks and emails.

As such, we’re pleased to offer project management services for all kinds of cultural and heritage projects: digitisation, exhibitions, events, press, and more besides, as well as multi-faceted plans.

You can find some of the projects we’ve managed on our portfolio page, but please get in touch if you would like to discuss your requirements.

Creative Development

What should you do with that collection? Do you put it online? Hold some kind of event to share it with the public? Hire an artist to work with it? Make a video game?

Coming up with creative approaches to your resources can be challenging, but TIME/IMAGE is here to help. We’re good at finding routes into collection, identifying themes and narratives, and using the medium of the collection to its advantage.

We’ll help you generate all sorts of ideas to expand the scope of your collection, provoking opportunities for access and engagement.

Once you have a plan, we can also partially or fully manage your project for you.


‘Content’ may sound like another meaningless buzzword these days, but if your collection is the heart of your resource, content can builds a whole body around it.

Content is all the material of your collection plus the essays, trivia, films, games, blog entries, art, education packs, and stories it spawns. Content, particularly paired with curation, provides context, points of access, and methods of engagement.

TIME/IMAGE can provide a wide variety of content, both in terms of medium and tone, such as:

For examples of our previous work, please visit our portfolio.


Curation provide doorways into collections, helping audiences to negotiate potentially labyrinthine archives and appreciate the stories within them.

TIME/IMAGE is pleased to offer curatorial services in both digital and more tangible spheres. We’ve curated online collections, material exhibitions, and pop-up spaces for a variety of clients.

Our Lead Consultant, Sarah Cole, recently enjoyed an AHRC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship around the topic of audience/user curation, so we are particularly well placed to work with those seeking a more innovative approach.

Click here to view some of our curatorial endeavours or explore some of our concept work here.


Often accompanying research or digitisation services, TIME/IMAGE offers a flexible cataloguing service to facilitate the documentation, consolidation, and modernisation of collections.

Some of the archives we have worked with came to us in boxes, while others were scattered and barely documented.

Click here to explore some of our catalogued collections or get in touch to discuss your cataloguing requirements. 


Research is at the core of our services, whether we’re uncovering the history of a collection, investigating the current state of an archive, or exploring trends in the sector.

Research requirements vary from project to project, but services might include:

Many of our projects have involved a research element—view some of them here.