Are there any collectors of photographica out there with original samples of William Willis's Platinotype Company papers, in an unexposed, unprocessed condition? These were marketed during 1879-1937 in sealed tins, like baked beans, but it doesn't matter if the tin has been opened. Please contact me privately if you have something to negotiate.
The background to this request is a major research project just initiated by a leading US Museum into the conservation of historic platinotypes and… Continue
Added by Mike Ware on August 3, 2010 at 9:58 —
If your wallet has withstood the recent Government cutbacks, there is an original salt print of The Chess
Players that was issued for inclusion in the 1846 issue of the Art Union magazine for sale on ebay. Starting at £1950. The item number is 400140871767, and details can be found… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on August 2, 2010 at 22:30 —
On a winter’s day in 1889, Tsimshian Chief Arthur Wellington Clah went to a photography studio in Victoria to have his portrait taken. “Rebekah ask if I going likeness house,” Chief Clah wrote in his diary, “So I go, to give myself likeness. Rebekah stand longside me.”
In Images from the Likeness House, Dan Savard explores the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on August 2, 2010 at 18:33 —
Any BPH bloggers fancy a job at Princeton University? - but you might need a green card first, I think!
If so, read on ....Job Title:
Visual Arts - 213Requisition No: 1000505
Position Summary: The Visual Arts Program, under the aegis of the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 28, 2010 at 19:06 —
Nope, I'm not turning to be a con-man, but if this story is true then I'll be heading to the car boot sale at Laycock soon.
It's been reported in the press that a Californian antique buff, Rick Norsigian, found some negatives in a stack of ageing manila
envelopes at a garage sale in Fresno, California 10 years ago. He claims to have paid less than $70… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 28, 2010 at 11:00 —
For the first time ever, a unique picture library of over 5,000 historic photographs, advertisements and
other promotional material from the archives of the British motor industry have become available online.
At the heart of Motorgraphs
is the extensive historic photographic archive of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) along… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 26, 2010 at 22:07 —
John who?, I hear you ask, if you are as ignorant as I am on this one.
John Mercer (1791 - 1866) of Great Harwood is one of Lancashire's unsung heroes. A Victorian man of science, his interests in chemistry, printing and dyeing raised the game for the Lancashire textile industry. He was also fascinated with the new concept of… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2010 at 15:00 —
You would have probably read about this one in your Sunday papers today.
Historic photographs from the current Royal Collection exhibitions at The
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and on loan to museums and galleries around the UK are to go online tomorrow (26/7/2010) at the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2010 at 14:00 —
What do these three early Scottish photographers, George Washington Wilson
, James Valentine and John Thomson
have in common ?
Well, they all visited Morocco at some… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 24, 2010 at 18:35 —
BBC R4's Front Row radio programme will be discussing Birmingham's Ikon Gallery Harold Edgerton show as part of a wider debate about ground-breaking photography. The show begins at 7.15pm and will be available on the BBC's Listen Again feature for a week afterwards. Click here to listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 21, 2010 at 15:29 —
A huge slice of Scottish photographic history has been uploaded onto the internet in a bid to share the nation’s history with the world. Over 2,000 previously archived pictures were posted onto Flickr by the National Library of Scotland. The formerly hidden treasures include the World War One photographs and an image of the chilling order for the massacre of Glencoe.
Library bosses decided to post the pictures online using Flickr’s Commons licence, meaning anybody can use them… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 21, 2010 at 5:26 —
The National Media Museum/Getty Conservation Institute conference being held in October has published a short video explaining the purpose of the conference (click below to play). The video features Dusan Stulik talking about Niepce and the importance of his work within the conference context.
For more information about the conference click here:… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 20, 2010 at 20:30 —
Sorry ! - you can call me bias, but I just have to squeeze this one in for those BPH followers in the China Photography sub-group.
an excess of over 1600 postcard images spanning from the late 1890s to the first decades of the 20th century, this recently published book is very likely the largest pictural collection of ancient images on China and… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 19, 2010 at 22:30 —
Can you demonstrate solid experience and achievements in raising funds from trusts, foundations and public bodies? Would you like to apply this within one of the world’s most prestigious museums? Our ability to meet our funding targets is critical to the delivery of world-class projects, exhibitions and visitor attractions. For this reason, we’re looking for a Senior Development Executive at The National Media Museum. With your experience in raising funds in the cultural sector, we will look… Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 19, 2010 at 5:00 —
Better late than never ! Deadline is this Friday 23rd July 2010.
Project Scanning Technician
Salary Grade 3 £17,111 - £19,743
Full time fixed term appointment until 31 August 2011
The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking a Project Scanning Technician to work with the Museum’s Photographic Collection scanning photographs from the Wilfred Thesiger Collection as part of a project funded… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 19, 2010 at 0:13 —
The Royal Photographic Society has honoured British Library photography curator John Falconer with it's Colin Ford Medal and Michael Wilson, the National Media Museum's chair of trustees, with an award for outstanding service to photography and an Honorary Fellowship. More details will be published when the full citations are made available in September.
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2010 at 10:26 —
Yes, I know. It's not quite British ! But it is historic 19th century photography, so bear with me on this one ... The Singapore Philatelic Museum will be exhibiting some 100 rare picture postcards capturing the history and heritage
of Singapore from early next month. They were taken by G.R. Lambert, a famous German… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 17:14 —
If you are a fan of this Victorian medic turned photographer, you're in luck !
"Photography Not Art" - these three words written by Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936), one of the principle exponents of photography as an art form in its… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 15:37 —
The William and Elizabeth Patterson Curatorial Fellowship in Photography at the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art is an annual fellowship for serious graduate level students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career in photography. This year SFMOMA is offering one part-time 20-week fellowship
beginning in mid-September 2010
will be undertaking in-depth research on SFMOMA’s… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:28 —
The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research
library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has just announced its 2011-2012 Research Fellowship program. The Center will award over 50 fellowships to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:20 —