TIME/IMAGE is proud to offer a diverse range of services, a one-stop shop; whether you’re trying to bridge the gap between physical and digital collections, consolidate your metadata, or simply improve an archive’s context, we can help.
Any combination of our services can be provided to meet your requirements, be your collection big or small, historical or contemporary. Whatever you’ve got, we’re always excited to meet curators and explore new materials.
If you would like any further information on our services, or would like to explore how we might be able to work together, please get in touch.
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.
Some of the archives we have worked with came to us in boxes, while others were scattered and barely documented.
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:
- Copywriting and editing for web, social media, events, exhibitions, and internal use.
- Audio-visual content for projects, events, exhibitions, etc.
- Accessible resources: transcripts, audio-guides, annotations, podcasts, etc.
For examples of our previous work, please visit our portfolio.
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.
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.
- Exhibition/Informational displays: maps, images, text, etc.
- Booklets (physical and/or digital)
- Education packs
- Promotional materials: leaflets, postcards, posters, etc.
This list is by no means comprehensive, so let us know what you need and we’ll let you know if we can help.
TIME/IMAGE offers quick, straight-forward web design with a focus on user experience (UX). We favour WordPress-based builds and 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.
If you’re looking for such an individual, TIME/IMAGE is available to blog and Tweet about events, either live or afterwards, as ourselves or on your own accounts.
We can also broadcast events live via Periscope and livestream to YouTube for a more lasting solution. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a branded or edited record of your event, we can film it, edit it, and help you put it online later.
Research requirements vary from project to project, but services might include:
- Data collection; authorship, copyright, content, trivia, etc.
- Location of missing materials.
- Interviews with relevant individuals or parties.
- Compilation of metadata for searchable archives.
- Liaison with other archives, such as the BFI, The National Archives, etc.
- Creation or completion of collection catalogue – physical and/or digital.
- Creation of online databases, open to collaboration and contribution.
Many of our projects have involved a research element—view some of them here.
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.
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.
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.
- Encoding and watermarking
- Promotional trailers and compilations
- Instructional videos
- Timelapse footage
- Subtitling of films
- Filming of events
- AV installations (for events, exhibitions, etc.)
We really enjoy helping to digitise collections and can process photos, slides, negatives, and paper-based materials either in-house or on-site as clients prefer.
Unfortunately we don’t have the infrastructure to digitise film stock ourselves, but we have extensive experience of managing the digitisation of film collections, strong relationships with the BFI and approved digitisers, and a suite of complementary film services.
Explore our work to learn more about our digitisation projects.
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.
- Basic video editing (i.e. Final Cut Pro)
- Collaborative tools
- Newsletters (i.e. Mailchimp)
- Publishing (i.e. Adobe InDesign)
- Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)
- Websites we have built for you