We launched the VHS subject specialist network on 21 February 2020 at a wonderful event at BFI Southbank.

However, with the imminent onset of a global pandemic, the National Videogame Museum and BGI Charity were thrust into an entirely new world with restricted access and no opportunity to plan in-person VHS events as we initially intended.

With crucial funding support to continue to develop the VHS, we were able to launch our monthly VHS Tapes series in February 2021!

Every month our VHS lead, Mikey, has been in conversation with members of the community regarding the many issues surrounding digital game preservation, exhibition, and collection.

Our first 3 events are listed below. This series is ongoing, and we are hopeful that it will develop further throughout the year!

As we optimistically emerge from lockdown restrictions, we are also hard at work organising future events – both online and in-person – that will allow us to achieve our founding ambitions of Advocacy, Support, Expertise in the preservation of digital games and digital games culture.

We are so excited about seeing you at our future events!

In order to get updates about this work, please join the VHS as member.

You’ll even get exclusive access to our VHS Discourse Forums.