The Archive Project

The Belfast Archive Project is a not-for-profit association dedicated to preserve and present our vanishing photographic heritage. The ‘Project’ has been entrusted with collections of film negatives and prints in order to protect them for future generations. In all, there are over 100,000 images including 8 mm moving film. These images are at risk of deteriorating so our focus is to preserve, digitise and make them accessible through curated exhibitions, online galleries and print publications.
The Project has amassed its unique collection from many sources, images that are exciting, indelible, stimulating and moving. The archive includes the work of some of N. Ireland’s most respected photographers. The Project aims to keep our shared photographic heritage as a vital part of our future.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, Heritage Lottery Fund invests money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. Photographic collections are important as they give people a window into the past and can help bring heritage to life for current and future generations.”


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Klondyke Bar

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Steel Chest, Nail in the Boot and the Barking Dog

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Sandy Row 1974

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Sandy Row II

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Peacelines II

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Peacelines III

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Short Strand


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