Montse Rovira-Prieto

Technician: NEFA

Montse joined the archive in 2004, the year we launched our temperature and humidity controlled vaults, which were only half full at that point.

"Sometimes the films need a bit of cleaning and basic repairs. That is my first duty. Once they are safe to go onto the scanners, I transfer them to digital files, or video tapes, ready for access. I can put together a few movies to create a film show, or maybe a DVD …"

Favourite Film

One of my favourite films is VE Day. It features the street parties in Gateshead on the 8th and 9th May 1945, celebrating the end of the Second World War. Superb colour and amazing content for an amateur film … and it's the first time I have seen anyone use Morse Code with pictures!