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Much of the material listed in Lucerna is held in private collections whose owners prefer not to advertise their holdings. If you are interested in a particular item, please use the ‘Contact us’ link at the bottom of the item’s description page to ask us for more details on its availability.

However the following public collections can be browsed – in most cases only a fraction of the collection’s holdings are listed, though more will be available as cataloguing progresses.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Chetham's Library, Manchester

Edinburgh Museum of Childhood

EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Hecht Collection, Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

Ilfracombe Museum collection

Kent Museum of the Moving Image

Kirklees Museums and Galleries

Manchester Geographical Society Collection

Manchester Museum Collection

March and District Museum Collection

Manchester Museum, Marshall Collection

Magic Lantern Society Slide Readings Library

J.W. Price Collection

Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

Royal Geographical Society Collection

Sonnenborgh - museum & sterrenwacht

Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc.

University Museum Utrecht