Connor as Collections Manager deals with the day-to- day care of Ray’s archive, his responsibilities include; the cataloguing, digitisation and conservation of the collection, as well as promoting the awareness of Ray’s work and legacy through worldwide exhibitions and events, alongside administering and managing the Foundation’s physical archive and database. Connor has been responsible for administering exhibitions of Ray Harryhausen’s artwork and models across the world, including major displays at the Tate Britain, Barbican Centre and Science Museum Oklahoma, as well as the imminent ‘Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema’ exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland.
He has also hosted screenings and spoken publicly about Ray’s work at cinemas and exhibition venues, including at MCM Comic Con London and San Diego Comic Con International. He co-hosts the Ray Harryhausen Podcast with trustee John Walsh. He assisted with the archival research for Foundation publications ‘Harryhausen: The Movie Posters’ and ‘Harryhausen: The Lost Movies’.
The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation is a charitable Trust set up by Ray on the 10th April 1986. It is the primary aim of the Foundation to protect Ray’s name and body of work as well as archiving, preserving and restoring Ray’s extensive collection.