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FBHVC partners with Genus

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 at 0:00:00 UTC


Al Suttie

FBHVC transforms historic vehicle archives

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The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has joined with digitalisation company Genus to preserve and future-proof vehicle archives. This work with support those clubs, museums and heritage organisations that are members of the FBHVC.

Andy Bye, Archives Director for the FBHVC, said: ‘Digitisation can take many forms and is a complex subject. Therefore, the last thing any club wants to do is commit time, money, and resource into doing the wrong thing only to find they need to redo it in years to come. We have formed a commercial partnership with Genus, allowing clubs to have an immediate dialogue with digitisation experts who can advise and guide them on the best next steps for their club thereby avoiding expensive mistakes.’

Genus are already well established in the historic vehicle community, having worked on digitisation projects for British Racing Motors, the Rootes Archive Centre Trust, Riley Register, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. Clients such as these and hundreds more from the wider heritage sector, have enabled Genus to develop a robust methodology. This is supported by ISO 27001 Information Security and ISO9001 Quality Management System certifications, which allows Genus to focus on the conservation of material through to the final digital output.

Paul Negus, Managing Director at Genus, said: ‘We can either digitise content at our Nuneaton studios, or we can sell or rent the necessary equipment to conduct the digitisation at your own premises. For either option, you would have our consultation, help and advice free-of-charge as a Federation member.’

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