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VHS Membership Form – Now Live!

We’ve had a fantastic first response to the official announcement for the Videogame Heritage Society.

Now, for the next step, the VHS are delighted to announce the release of the VHS Membership Form!

A VHS Membership allows access to the exclusive VHS Discourse Forum; an easy and quick way for our members to interact with each other on all matters of game preservation.

Our forum provides an online venue for crucial discussion, and offers practitioners, institutions, collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to forge new connections to aid game preservation in the UK and around the world.

As we gather our members, in the future a VHS Membership will also allow unfettered access to our resource library, a bibliography of game preservation sources, and the opportunity to aggregate the brilliant research of our members together in one place.

Sign up today! You can find the VHS Membership Form here.

The VHS Launches at BFI Southbank

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 GamesIndustry.biz , which includes some remarks from Ian Livingstone.
The full press release can be found here :

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