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March 2015 Blog Posts (24)

NPG Curatorial Internship – Photographs

The Photographs collection consists of more than 250,000 original photographic images of which at least 130,000 are original negatives. They date from the 1840s to the present day. The department is also responsible for the upkeep of records pertaining to the Photographs Collection as well as records relating to…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 30, 2015 at 19:29 — No Comments

Conference: Photography in Print - 22-23 June 2015

Leicester's De Montfort University Photographic History Research Centre's (PHRC) Annual International Conference will address the complex and wide ranging question of ‘photography in print.’ The conference aims to explore the functions, affects and dynamics of photographs on the printed page. Many of the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 30, 2015 at 5:49 — No Comments

Auction: Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History (including Photographs) 30 April

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History…


Added by Richard Fattorini on March 27, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Exhibition and Conference: ICON PhMG presents "Sharing Photographic Collections: Digitisation and Display"

Icon Photographic Materials Group is pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a one day event with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales on the theme of digitisation and display to coincide with their exhibition, Historic Photography Uncovered and the recent launch of their online database of images from their…


Added by Sarah Peacock on March 27, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Identification: Salt prints

Can anybody identify these images please? They are possibly salt prints but have no identification. Thank you…


Added by John B Turner on March 27, 2015 at 6:30 — 4 Comments

Information: Photos identification and questions

Can anyone help with the three photographs below and the questions posted? 

Date of Photo and age of man…


Added by Peter Leonard on March 23, 2015 at 21:00 — 10 Comments

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and First Book Award

Sir Harold Evans, former Sunday Times editor and prolific writer on photojournalism is to receive the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation’s Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Award at a ceremony on 18 May 2015, while South African…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 21, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Drawn by Light, Bradford

The exhibition Drawn by Light. The Royal Photographic Society Collection was opened today by photographer John Swannell HonFRPS at the National Media Museum after a very successful showing at Media Space, London.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 21, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

GEH Librarian: Virginia Dodier

Last year BPH reported that George Eastman House was changing the status of the library within the institution. A consequence of this was the departure of Rachel Stuhlman after nearly thirty years. One…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 21, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Revelations at Media Space until 13 September

Kate Bush, the Science Museum Group's Head of Photography and Dr Jonathan Miller opened Revelations. Experiments in Photography last night at Media Space, London. The exhibition has been curated by Dr Ben Burbage and Greg Hobson.

The exhibition looks at how photography was used to record and measure…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 20, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Conference: War Photography - 19 April 2015

The Royal Photographic Society's Documentary and Visual Journalism Group is running a one-day conference on war photography on Sunday, 19 April 2015, at the Discovery Centre, Winchester. Speakers include Dr Hilary Roberts, Research Curator of Photography from the Imperial War Museum. A supporting…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 19, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Photography Oxford Festival - invitation to tender

The inaugural Photography Oxford Festival in 2014 offered a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions and events throughout September 2014, including a number of historic shows. The Festival trustees are inviting applications from interested groups or consortia to submit proposals to manage the Festival for three years, the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 19, 2015 at 7:58 — No Comments

Book launch: Carrying Off the Palaces: John Ruskin's Lost Daguerreotypes

Last night saw the launch of Ken and Jenny Jacobson's Carrying Off the Palaces: John Ruskin's Lost Daguerreotypes at the publishers, Quaritch. The long-awaited book more than lived up to everyone's expectations - it is a stunning volume, well-research and well-illustrated as one would expect. BPH will…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 19, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Conference: Urban Body. Conference on Photography, 15-16 April. Porto University

Considering the photography as a tool, channel, support and a relevant object for the study of Art History, the Department of Science and Technical Heritage of the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto plans to open a course of study and dissemination on the subject entitled Encounters with Photography.…


Added by Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro on March 17, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Publication: Capturing the Moment - 150 Years of Photography in Cheltenham

Cheltenham was one of the first towns in the country to establish a professional photographic studio and has one of the oldest camera clubs. The book, marking the 150th anniversary of Cheltenham Camera Club, reviews the history of photography in the town and its leading figures such as Hugo van Wadenoyen and Dr E.…


Added by sandra prowse on March 17, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

ALVA 2014 visitor numbers show mixed fortunes for photography

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions visitor figures for 2014 have brought mixed fortunates for photography. The National Media Museum showed a 10 per decline from 2013 with 431,328 visitors and a 63rd ranking.

More positively, particularly in the light of the proposals to cut hours and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 16, 2015 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Google doodle: Anna Atkins at 216

Today's Google doodle celebrates Anna Atkins' 216th birthday. Atkins was a botanist and created a series of cyanotypes of ferns other specimens. She is considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Read more here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 16, 2015 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Q+A with curator, Colin Harding

There's an interesting Q+A with Colin Harding, the curator of the exhibition Drawn By Light which opens at the National Media Museum on 20 March (admiission is free) after a very successful run at London's Media Space. There is an associated day of events and activities at the Museum on 21 March.

See: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Lecture: John Herschel: Optician, Natural Philosopher & Astronomer by Inheritance

The annual William Herschel Society President's Lecture will take place on Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 7pm at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square,Bath BA1 2HN. It will be given by Dr Alan Chapman,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2015 at 13:40 — No Comments

Source magazine reveals declining use of photography archives

The current issue of Source magazine 81 (Winter 2014/15) takes a look at the future of photography archives. It has collated the visitor numbers for some of the UK and Ireland's principal archives - Imperial War Museum, Birmingham Central Library, English…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 10, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

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