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July 2009 Blog Posts (12)

NPG Exhibitions

London's National Portrait Gallery is always a good source of photography exhibitions. Currently on view are small case displays of
• the work of Gilbert Adams (1906–96), Bertram Park (1883–1972) and Yvonne Gregory (1889–1970)
• Alfred, Lord Tennyson, including work by Julia Margaret Cameron
• four platinum prints by Eveleen Myers
as well as plenty of other photographs. The NPG is always worth a visit.

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2009 at 19:32 — No Comments

NMeM digitises Zoltán Glass archive

Zoltan Glass photograph The National Media Museum in Bradford, UK, is currently undertaking a major digitsation project (details of the job to do this was posted here some months ago). The project aims to scan a large proportion of the photographs housed in the Zoltán Glass archive, will systematically catalogue the work of the artist, whose main creative periods came in the 1930s and 1950s, and to make them accessible in digital format. The Bradford collection numbers around 6,000 images in total; the work… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

Job: Deputy Print Sales Manager

The Photographers' Gallery wishes to appoint a full time Deputy Manager of Print Sales with demonstrable experience of working within a commercial gallery. The Deputy Manager will work with the Print Sales Manager and Print Sales Coordinators to maximize income from the sale of photographic prints. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to generate sales, handle fine art photographic prints, collaborate with artists, curate exhibitions and displays as well as be host to excellent… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2009 at 6:54 — No Comments

Workshops: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs

To coincide with the British Library's forthcoming major exhibition: Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs, the BL is running two workshops for Year 7-13, FE and HE students. They are available: Monday to Friday from Wednesday 4 November 2009 until Friday 5 March 2010 and run 90 minutes. Group size: minimum 10, maximum 30.



Time Frame: for history… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 22, 2009 at 18:50 — No Comments

REVIEW: A Companion Guide to Photography in the National Galleries of Scotland

A Companion Guide to Scottish Photography Photography has always held an important place in Scotland ever since its announcement in 1839. The relative freedom with which photographers in Scotland could practice Talbot’s calotype process was instrumental in establishing a nucleus of amateur and professional photographers who quickly became masters of their art. Throughout the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries Scottish photographers have continued to engage with the medium producing engaging art and documentary… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 19, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

NMeM: London Presence statement

A spokesperson from the National Media Museum issued a short statement about the museum's London presence following the announcement of the appointment of Charlotte Cotton as Creative Director. Cotton starts in her role in October 2009: "We're unable to disclose information about the venue until we have approval from the government.'Disclosing the venue at this stage could jeopardise the project. We hope to be in a position… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 16, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

UPDATE: Charlotte Cotton joins NMeM

The National Media Museum, Bradford, have now issued a formal press release regarding Charlotte Cotton who is joining the museum in October 2009.



National Media Museum Appoints

Creative Director for London Galleries


The National Media Museum in Bradford has appointed Charlotte Cotton to its new role of Creative Director for its future London Galleries. Charlotte will be charged with delivering an exciting vision for the content of the Museum’s special exhibitions… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 16, 2009 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

UK EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Cotton joins NMeM as Creative Director

Charlotte Cotton. Photographer: unknown Charlotte Cotton is to join the National Media Museum in Bradford as Creative Director. Rumours had been swilling around the photographic community for five or six weeks and I am now able to confirm this news. Cotton had recently left her job at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she had been curator and head of the photographs department. The NMeM had yet to officially confirm this news which was first reported in the… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 16, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Virtual Exhibition: The Forth Bridge Evelyn George Carey- Engineer-Photographer

A selection of images taken from the Benjamin Baker: Bridging the World Exhibition can be seen on line for those who are unable to visit the venue in person. The exhibition will be shown in London later in the year and I will forward relevant details as and when they become available.



In addition, in September there will be a symposium on Photography and Engineering organised by the Ordine degli Ingeneri di Padova and Venice University in the Autumn.



Details will follow as… Continue

Added by michaelg on July 15, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

A village lost and found

Many months ago I reported here that Brian May and Elena Vidal's book on series of stereographs of the 1850s photographer T. R. Williams Scenes in Our Village was going to be published in October 2009. Well, the project continues on schedule. The book is currently in press and the stereoscope that will accompany it has been designed, prototyped and is being… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 12, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

World's smallest gallery to open in Settle

Roger Taylor inside the Gallery on the Green, Settle What is claimed to be the world's smallest gallery opens in a former BT telephone box on the green in Settle, North Yorkshire, on 11 July. The gallery will be opened by the Mayor of Settle, Councillor Barbara McLernon.



The decommissioned box was restored in a project led by local volunteers, with help from the local council. 'Contributions are welcomed from members of the public and must be no larger than a postcard,' said the gallery's curator Professor Roger Taylor… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

Abelardo Morell at the Fox Talbot Museum

Added by Roger Watson on July 6, 2009 at 17:34 — No Comments

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