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October 2011 Blog Posts (42)

Conference: The Photographic Archive and the idea of nation

The ‘long 19th century’, identified in the West with the age of the rise of nation states, is also the century of the ‘invention’ and diffusion of photography, as well as the birth of modern archival science. Photography was soon placed at the service of the iconic needs of nation states. The photographic collections and archives, both public and private, founded between the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2011 at 16:35 — No Comments

V&A Photography Gallery: the opening draws near

BPH exclusively revealed that London's V&A Museum was to open a new photography gallery in October (see: http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/exclusive-vampa-to-open-new). The opening is scheduled for 25 October 2011.

A permanent new gallery to show highlights…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 1, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

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