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June 2017 Blog Posts (20)

Lingua Franca: A Common Language for Conservators of Photographic Materials

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in collaboration with the Atelier de Restauration et de Conservation des Photographies de la Ville de Paris, is pleased to pilot its first enhanced e-book,…

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Added by Tania Passafiume on June 22, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

Job: Research Assistant / Bradford’s National Museum: Methods for re-founding 'inter/national' museums translocally

We are looking for a researcher to play a key role in a new research project to be run in collaboration with the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. The research project will use a variety of different research methods – including action and participatory research – to explore the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: New Realities. Photography in the Nineteenth Century / Amsterdam, until 17 September 2017

Every so often a photography exhibition comes along which provides a new perspective on what may often be a familiar history of photography and re-excites one as a photo-historian. New Realities is one such show and, if you see no other photography exhibition over the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments

Britain on Film: Coast and Sea

Last year Britain on Film took a closer look at rural life across the UK, today the BFI announces Britain on Film: Coast and Sea, an online collection of over 600 newly digitised films, ranging from 1898 to 2000, from the BFI National Archive and the UK’s national and regional film and TV archives,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

10:45 Impressions Gallery Celebrates Historic Double Anniversary

One of Europe’s oldest and most important specialist photography galleries is celebrating a double anniversary throughout the summer of 2017. Impressions Gallery, originally established in 1972 in York, celebrates 10 years since its relocation to Bradford in 2007, as well as 45 years as a photography gallery and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2017 at 18:47 — No Comments

The Hyman Collection. Annual Update. 02. Spring 2017

Two years ago, in Spring 2015, we launched www.britishphotography.org to showcase our private collection of British photographs and to use the collection as an educational resource.

Since our first annual update in Spring 2016, we have continued to acquire…

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Added by James Hyman on June 19, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: 'Scotland's Far North' by Chick Chalmers; Tom Kidd; Glyn Satterley / from 24 June

These three bodies of work from the late 1970s provide a unique insight into Scotlandʼs remote landscape, islands and people. Glyn Satterleyʼs series presents a document of life in the neglected area of Caithness and Sutherland at a time when the myth was much banded about that the oil industry brought wealth and…

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Added by Malcolm Dickson on June 19, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Clydeside 1974-76 / from 17 June

Street Level present this unique exhibition at Paisley Museum. 'Clydeside 1974-76' covers a vast geographical area from Elvanfoot to Stepps, Paisley to Greenock, as well as many rural districts where people worked in farming, forestry, fishing and tourism. This Clydeside was one of the two or three most intensely…

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Added by Malcolm Dickson on June 19, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Job: Head of Photographs, IWM

You will provide professional leadership for IWM’s internationally important collection of historic photographs, which is recognised as one of the most significant photographic collections in Great Britain, unique in its scale, depth and scope. The IWM’s holdings currently comprise several million analogue and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 15, 2017 at 6:39 — No Comments

Exhibition: Face, Shape and Angle. The photography of Helen Muspratt / from 20 June

Photographs by pioneering Swanage photographer, Helen Muspratt, whose studio opened in Swanage in 1928 are the subject of Face, Shape and Angle. The photography of Helen Muspratt at the Fine Doundation Gallery, Durston Castle, from 20 June 2017. Muspratt's work includes her portraiture of Paul Nash and Eileen…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 11, 2017 at 12:16 — No Comments

Explore Europe's photography collections

Europeana.eu enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's galleries, museums, libraries, archives and audiovisual collections. Explore the history of photography in 2,301,790 items from European collections. See the photography collections here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 11, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Course: Preserving Historic Photographs / 14 November 2017

Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their sensitivity to environmental conditions, and the speed with which images can deteriorate present special challenges. This one day training session is led by Susie Clark, accredited photographic…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 11, 2017 at 10:27 — No Comments

Information request: Identify the persons from the Cambridge group photograph

Curious item was bought at some auction - a card tube (about an inch in diameter) sent on August 1907 from Cambridge photographers Messrs. Stearn to a Leeds address (image 1). The tube contained a rolled document that appeared to be photograph. It was…

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Added by Krzysztof K. Slowinski on June 10, 2017 at 17:30 — 3 Comments

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay will be shown as an initial series of screenings and panel discussions by the end of this year. You can follow the progress of the film at www.donotbendfilm.com and…

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Added by Grant Scott on June 5, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

Obituary: Pat Stewart

Pat Stewart, the Tiller girl in the polka dot dress, who was famously captured by Bert Hardy in Blackpool, has died aged 83 years. Hardy's photograph was a Picture Post front cover in 1951. The picture was taken by Hardy on a Brownie camera to show that great photographs were created by the photographer…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Publication: A Victorian Society: Oldham Photographic Society the First 150 Years

A Victorian Society is a book about early photography and photographers, told against the backdrop of life in what was to become the most productive cotton spinning town in the world. In 1867, when photography was still in its infancy, a group of photographers from Oldham and District met at the Hare and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Developed in Birmingham / 15 June-3 September

Developed in Birmingham, celebrating the early history of photography in Birmingham, is a season of hands-on workshops, talks, walks and events which reveal, explore and celebrate the city’s significant role in the early history of photography. 

The programme connects and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2017 at 16:37 — No Comments

Exhibition: More Real Than Life / 9 June-24 September 2017, Birmingham

The dawn of photography in the mid-19th century made portraiture accessible to a much wider public. This exhibition explores early photographic studio portraiture, including the popular carte-de-visite format.

The exhibition discusses how photographic techniques, backdrops, props, costumes and poses enabled…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2017 at 16:15 — No Comments

Seminar: Identification of photomechanical prints / 12-13 October 2017

Within the total number of photomechanical prints, artistic works represent only a small part. With the introduction of photography in the 19th century, printers no longer had to transfer the image manually onto the printing surface, but were offered the possibility to transfer the image by sensitizing the printing…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2017 at 16:11 — No Comments

V&A unveils designs and first major supporter for new Photography Centre

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has revealed the first visual of its new, state-of-the-art Photography Centre, and has announced its first major supporter for the project – The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation.

Designed by David Kohn…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2017 at 13:48 — No Comments

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