Kent Museum of the Moving Image
Kent Museum of the Moving Image is a not-for-profit museum founded by Prof. Joss Marsh & David Francis O.B.E. David was one of the two originators of the award-winning London Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI); he was also at various times the Head of the British National Film Archive, and Curator of the Division of Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress (USA). Joss is a professor, teacher, writer, and actor, with specialties in Victorian Culture and early cinema. They have brought this museum to their adopted and much-loved hometown of Deal, where they hope revolving exhibits, digital exhibits, and space to sit and read and think, will make the Museum a real contributor to the community.
The Museum opens with four exhibitions:
- Ground floor: “35,00 Years to Catch a Shadow: A Reflective Exhibition” challenges visitors to explore the Phenomenon, Arts, and Technologies of the Shadow.
- Upstairs galleries: Courtesy of the Vinten family—a major Britain producer of cinema and television cameras. Another tells the story of “The Royal Polytechnic Institution and Multi-Media Victorian London”.
- Fourth exhibition expands over three galleries, and spills over into corridors and the Museum’s Viewing Room: “Passport to Ealing: The Films and their Posters, 1938-1958”, a major retrospective of a unique moment in cinema history, when great British films and great poster art converged".
Opening Times and Prices
The formal opening of the museum will be 30 March 2018, but there will be a special three-week opening period from 15 - 31 December 2017.
Adult entry is £5.50; Concessions £4.00. Every one who buys a ticket can come again, as often as they like, for a full calendar year. Those who come during the special three weeks have right of free re-entry until 31st December 2017.