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June 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Job: Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection

Royal Collection Trust is a department of the Royal Household and the only one that undertakes its activities without recourse to public funds.  It incorporates a charity regulated by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, The Royal Collection Trust, and its subsidiary trading company, Royal Collection Enterprises…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 7, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments

Workshop: The natural magic of the ambrotype

We invite you to participate in this practical seminar and workshop during which you will create your own ambrotypes using the wet-collodium process on glass. The seminars are held on ongoing basis as members of the group enrol to…

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Added by Roman Kravchenko on June 7, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Funded PhD Studentship: 2016: Media in the First World War

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD working on Media and the First World War. This studentship is one of eight fully-funded awards made by the newly-established Collaborative Doctoral Partnership managed by the Science Museum Group. The project will be supervised by Professors Jo Fox and Jonathan Long (Durham University) and Colin Harding and Michael Terwey…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 6, 2013 at 21:02 — No Comments

PETITION: Save the National Media Museum (Updated)

Join the petition and include your name on this link here.

As of 0930 on 7 June 12,450 had signed the petition.

17,695 have signed as of 0811 on 8 June 2013

20,702 at 1707 on 9 June…

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Added by Michael Wong on June 6, 2013 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Publication: The Photograph and The Collection: Creation, Preservation, Presentation

Richly illustrated with over 140 images, The Photograph and The Collection: Creation, Preservation, Presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the innovative - sometimes challenging and controversial - ways in which photographic collections are being created, preserved, analysed and presented today. 

In 21 chapters…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments

New uncertainty at the National Media Museum (Updated)

The announcement of the outcome of the government's spending review on 26 June is likely to bring further cuts to the Science Museum Group which includes Bradford's National Media Museum. A petition has been launched against closure at:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Llewelyn's equatorial observatory and laboratory

19th-century equatorial observatory and laboratory once used by John Dillwyn Llewelyn and his daughter, Thereza, to capture some of the earliest images of the moon will be brought back to life. A £2.9 million restoration project is currently under way at Penllergare Valley Woods with funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Parks for People…

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Added by Michael Wong on June 1, 2013 at 13:39 — No Comments

Shining a (lantern) light on a 19th century Irish photographer

A public appeal was launched last year by the RCB Library in Dublin to help identify the work of a skilled and widely-travelled photographer, whose set of 296 lantern slide was recovered from the…

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Added by Michael Wong on June 1, 2013 at 13:28 — No Comments

Book: Visual Histories: Photography in the Popular Imagination

Not much is known about how the coming of photography changed visual discourse or affected people's lives. Divided into two sections, this selection of 32 essays, each illustrated with archival photographs, looks at the camera in the colonial era and in post-independent India. 

In the nineteenth century, the camera and the studio became necessary…

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Added by Michael Wong on June 1, 2013 at 13:13 — No Comments

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