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Jon Primrose

Public engagement

Jon is involved at a national level with his personal research project The Strand Archive ( which engages with equipment and practices of theatre lighting technicians since 1915.

Along with a group of colleagues from the international technical theatre industry he has launched The Backstage Heritage Collection (, a database of equipment of historical interest worldwide which is being gathered together and preserved and organised for exhibition.

From January 2015, he is a member of the Association of British Theatre Technicians Historical Research Committee, which meets monthly. 

His resource website Theatrecrafts ( has been used by educational institutions worldwide, and is continually developed.