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June 2010 Blog Posts (26)

On-line Auction including rare British cameras

Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. ( - 2008) was a science teacher at The Collegiate School, a boys’ school in New York City, from 1954 to 1995, where he also taught photography. He began collecting cameras in 1960, started researching information on cameras and camera history in 1964, and began writing about them and their history in 1968.



Eaton has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections ofbox-form, magazine and…
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Added by Michael Wong on June 9, 2010 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

NMeM London Presence a step closer?

A fundraising reception was held at the Science Museum on 25 May to introduce a new exhibition space for photography planned there. Mark Haworth-Booth in his blog noted that "My former colleague Charlotte Cotton is its artistic director. Her speech included a choice expletive - 'We just want to fxxxxxg get on with it' - which was very much in character and appropriate."

Amateur Photographer has followed up BPH's…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2010 at 14:50 — No Comments

George Washington Wilson : Destination St. Kilda

George Washington Wilson (1823-93), was a pioneering Scottish photographer born in the North East of Scotland. He went to Edinburgh and then London in the 1840s to train as a portrait miniaturist. He became established in Aberdeen in the 1850s as an ‘artist and photographer’, and quickly made a name for himself as one of Scotland's premier photographers among the middle classes and landed gentry. He soon moved into landscape photography and, thanks to the proximity of Balmoral,… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on June 4, 2010 at 13:04 — 1 Comment

HistoryPin : World’s largest user-generated archive of historic images ?

Whether you love or loath Google's Streetview, the internet search engine giant has teamed up with We Are What We Do to launch a 'historical photography' website which allows consumers to "pin" old pictures of towns and cities on contemporary photographs. The site, entitled Historypin, lets users share their archive photos by loading them up to a specific location on Google Maps or image on Google's… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on June 4, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

NMeM visitor numbers 2004-2010

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published visitor numbers for the National Media Museum, Bradford for the 2009/10 financial year. These are reported below alongside recent years. Should anyone require earlier years I have them on request.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 1, 2010 at 21:00 — No Comments

NMeM job: Exhibitions Organiser



The National Media Museum has a diverse and engaging programme of displays and temporary exhibitions, which are seen by thousands of visitors every year. You’ll help make sure they’re delivered on time, budget and to the highest standards by successfully co-ordinating project teams and other stakeholders.

Required Skills:

If you’ve worked before in a similar role at a gallery…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 1, 2010 at 20:40 — No Comments

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