Thursday, June 10, 2010

Archives in Movies

A recent blog from a self described generation Y, non-profit marketer, museum lover has got us thinking in the Twittersphere. Can archives compete with 8 great movies with museum scenes? We are wondering how many movies include people who work in, run through, and otherwise encounter archives. Please add to this list and maybe include a short summary if you would like to help your fellow archives lovers with their summer movie wishlist. (Thanks to Shauna Hicks for the challenge! )

Two well known contemporary movies with archives include:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Gondorian archivist helps Gandolf find information about the dangerous and powerful ring in Frodo's possession.

National Treasure - Characters seek clue on back of Declaration of Independence located at the National Archives that will supposedly lead them to treasure buried by Founding Fathers of the United States. (sequel: National Treasure: Book of Secrets returns with archives themes)

Below are some links that provide more information about our fictional world:

Fictional Archivists and Curators

Thanks to Kirsten White for link to The Fictional World of Archives, Art Galleries and Museums

Looking for librarian in the movies? Check out Movie Librarians: Notable Librarians and Libraries in Films


  1. An Art Historians Guide to the Movies

  2. "A Trip to the Library"; or, The Curse of "Marian the Librarian": Images of Libraries and Librarians on the Musical Stage