What we do

BBC Archives manages one of the world's largest multimedia archives. Our mission is to secure the past for the future by preserving and storing all kinds of content so that it can be re-used or repeated (in line with the BBC Charter) so that the BBC has an enduring and accessible cultural memory.

Our vision is to have a modern, “open” archive, fit for an internet first BBC in a fully digital world, and operated in large part through automation and self-service; one that enhances the creative process within the BBC and ultimately has real benefit for our audiences