Nick Warr

Nick Warr


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Key Responsibilities

Academic Director of The East Anglian Film Archive
The East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) is the regional film archive for the East of England, wholly owned by University of East Anglia. EAFA was established in 1976 and part of the UEA since 1984. The collection includes approximately 75,000 catalogue titles and 148,000 physical items in total in its purpose built vaults at The Archive Centre, Norwich.

The archive is an accredited archive under the National Archives Accreditation scheme putting it in the top 5% of archives in the UK. EAFA’s collections include thousands of films and television programmes from 1896 to the present day, including unique collections from Anglia Television, BBC East, and the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers. The core collection reflects the six counties of the East of England region – Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk through mainly non – fiction material such as documentaries, home movies, travelogues, educational, advertising, and promotional films. EAFA also homes the work of significant regional artist filmmaking groups such as The East Anglian Film-Makers Co-Operative.

EAFA supports UEA teaching, research, engagement, and enterprise activities. EAFA’s collections are a valuable resource for academics, researchers and students working across a range of disciplines. We collaborate with academics at UEA on a range of funded research projects and educational initiatives in areas such as art and media history, cultural heritage, digital humanities, screen education and medical humanities. These reflect the strengths of our collections in non-commercial filmmaking and regional television, but also EAFA’s cutting-edge digital expertise and infrastructure.

Curator of Photographic Collections

Art History and World Art Studies' photographic collection contains approximately 150,000 prints and 500,000+ negatives and positives, making it one of the largest of its type in the UK. The archive, designed by Sir Norman Foster, is also home to many other collections including rare books, manuscripts, post cards, posters and many other types of art related documents and ephemera from around the world


Course Director - Art History & World Art Studies

Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Gallery and Museum Studies (UG)


Key Research Interests

Art History (Avant-Garde and Experimental Practice)

Cultural Heritage


Museums, Archives, and Galleries (Theory & Practice)

Artists' Film and Video

Art and Photography

The Photography of W. G. Sebald

Art and Technology

Critical Theory



The audio visual essay in research and teaching 

Honolulu Mon Amour

Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 3.2, 2016


Teaching Interests

Art History

Cultural Heritage

Museums, Galleries and Archives

Photography Theory and History

Artists' Film and Video

Experimental Film and Video Art

Art and Photography

Art and Technology



Artists' Film and Video

Paul Sharits, “Razor Blades” (1965-68) - Teaching Artists’ Film & VIdeo


Anthony McCall, “Line Describing a Cone (1973) - Teaching Artists’ Film & VIdeo


Dr Nick Warr is a curator and an experimental film & video maker whose work has been shown internationally, including The Museum of The Moving Image, New York and Festival international de cinéma de Marseille.


Lines of Sight. Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

10 May 2019 - 5 January 2020


W.G. Sebald: Far Away But From Where?

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts 

11 May - 18 August 2019


A Catalogue of W.G. Sebald’s Photographic Materials

Eds. Clive Scott & Nick Warr

Boiler House Press (Due 2023)

Areas of Expertise

History of Art, Photography, Cultural Heritage, Curation, Museums, Exhibitions, Experimental Film, Video Art, Screen Heritage, Archives, Avant-Garde Art, W.G. Sebald.


  • Photography
  • Visual arts
  • Philosophy (General)
  • Museums (General)


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