The Videogame Heritage Society launched on February 21, 2020 in a special event at BFI Southbank.

Attended by heritage and videogame industry representatives, the event also saw the launch of the new National Videogame Museum White Paper (downloadable from the research and resources area of this site).

“In order to develop as an art form, to become more diverse and reflect all kinds of areas of our lives, and to build a cultural confidence that is sometimes absent, we need to be able to learn about videogames. In order to learn about them, we need to be able to access them and make sense of them. The work we’re doing at the NVM and BGI isn’t out of nostalgia. It’s out of a concern for the future. We want to be able to inspire and educate new kinds of game-makers to make new kinds of games.”

Gina jackson, bgi trustee
BFI CEO Ben Roberts introduces the day

The event was covered on , which includes some remarks from Ian Livingstone.
The full press release can be found here :