National Broadcast Archive gets green light following £4.7million lottery grant

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A National Archive for audio and visual material from BBC Wales, ITV Wales/HTV and S4C will go ahead after a £4.7million grant was agreed by the National Lottery.

The archive is being developed by the National Library of Wales and material will be made available for the public at the National Library itself in Aberystwyth as well as four regional hubs

Chief Executive of the National Library, Pedr ap Llwyd, said: “We intend to safeguard this vital source of our nation’s heritage for present and future generations and use it to help establish the first National Broadcast Archive in the UK.”

Deputy Minister for Culture, Dafydd Elis-Thomas (Ind, Dwyfor Meirionnydd) – who had previously been highly sceptical of the value of the Welsh Government’s £1million investment – said it was “an ambitious and nationally-significant project”.