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February 2013 Blog Posts (24)

Job: Collections Manager, Ray Harryhausen Collection / NMeM

Ray Harryhausen is known to most of today’s filmmakers as the man who ‘made the impossible possible’. As the influential pioneer of dimensional stop-motion model animation, he helped to create a unique genre of fantasy films that remain a benchmark and inspiration. We are now seeking an equally imaginative, innovative and creative Collections Manager who will act as an…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 3, 2013 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Seminars: Birkbeck History and Theory of Photography Research Centre

Formally established in 2012, the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre is based in Birkbeck’s School of Arts, and is led by Professor Lynda Nead and Dr Patrizia Di Bello, supported by a steering committee. The Centre has links with museums in London, and supports teaching and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 2, 2013 at 9:52 — No Comments

A Photographic Gun

A very interesting instrument, called a photographic gun, has been invented by a Frenchman M. Marrez. It is nothing more nor less than a very large revolver, with a stock to put to the shoulder. The barrel is a telescope that is to say it contains the lenses of a camera. There are twelve apertures, which take the place of chambers. The photographer puts a sensitised plate behind these apertures, and, performing an operation analagous to cocking a gun, the weapon is ready for the field. On…


Added by Tony Rackstraw on February 2, 2013 at 5:06 — 1 Comment

Auction lot: Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell’s album (UPDATED)

Bearnes are selling an early photograph album (lot 380) in a three-day sale across 29-31 January 2013 dating to the 1850s which includes a rare image of Roger Fenton taken by Eastham of Manchester. The lot is described as: Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell’s Photographic Album and is a mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2013 at 6:25 — No Comments

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