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Hello, I am seeking information about this leather case, marked Lock & Whitfield, 178 Regent Street. It looks like an average daguerreotype case, but the size is very large, and doesn't seem to correlate to known sizes.
The exterior is 18.3cm x 15.8cm. (7-1/8 x 6-1/4 in.)
The glass inside is 16.5 x…Continue
Added by David McGreevy on July 19, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments
The National Trust for Scotland is inviting papers for the first Morton Photography Symposium, to be held on Tuesday 9 April, 2019 at Broughton House & Garden, Kirkcudbright: The Camera, Social Networks and The Inaccessible, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. This symposium is inspired by a…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2018 at 20:17 — No Comments
He may be best known as the guitarist for legendary band Queen but Brian May will visit Aberdeen in August to celebrate the work of another great who rose to fame thanks to a very different royal connection.
The musician and song writer will appear at the University of Aberdeen in his…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2018 at 20:09 — No Comments
Creating spectacular images in the face of technical and physical adversity the madcap daredevil Captain Alfred G Buckham (1879-1956) was the…Continue
Added by Tracy Mikich on July 18, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments
My name is Matthew Broadhead, an artist and photographer based in southwest England. At present, I am enrolled on the new MA Photography program at UWE Bristol with course leaders Aaron Schuman and Angus…Continue
The University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division will be hosting a conference on Stereo Photography from 18-19 October, 2018 in conjunction with the St Andrews Photography Festival 2018: (Stereo)Views of Scotland.
The topics are broad reaching and will cover both the historic as well as the…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 15, 2018 at 20:40 — No Comments
At the National Science and Media Museum, Insight is our unique collections facility, a 'treasure-trove' of over 26,000 library, archive and image collections. As a large, informal, learning centrethat is truly open to all, our…Continue
Special Auction Services auction of Fine Photographica on 17 July includes the Mervyn Heard collection of magic lantern slides, optical toys and stereoscopy.Also included are photographs and cameras. A respected collector and scholar of the popular visual culture and and the lantern Heard died last year.
We are seeking an Assistant Curator to work in the Word & Image Department for 12 months. You will have responsibility for assisting with projects connected to the museum’s important and growing collection of fashion photographs. As a member of a curatorial team, an Assistant Curator provides curatorial…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 13, 2018 at 6:08 — No Comments
I have searched the National Portrait Gallery, The Science Museum, The Getty, The Met collection, etc. , to no avail.
There doesn't seem to be a complete…Continue
50 free eprints of my article "'Cyclo-Photographers', Visual Modernity and the Development of Camera Technologies, 1880s-1890s", recently published in the journal History of Photography (42:1), for anyone who may be interested but doesn't have access to a subscribing library:…Continue
Hepworth Wakefield Press Release:
'From the deep indigo and black scarlets of the industrial heart we sailed through the unimaginable beauty of unspoiled countryside.…Continue
Added by James Hyman on July 9, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments
This new publication by Robin Ansell, Allan Collier and Phil Nichols is not just a dating guide to old photographs, but is also a celebration of Somerset’s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers. It will appeal to family, local, social and photographic…Continue
Photoworks seeks to appoint a Curator. This post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to work with the new Director to help shape the curatorial programme. Within the first six months of taking up the post, the successful candidate will help deliver Brighton…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2018 at 12:37 — No Comments
For the last year or so a group of volunteers have been doing a stock-take of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science (PSNS) library held in Perth Museum. This is prior to the closure of the museum and removal of its contents to a new collection store to be built as part of Perth and Kinross Council’s proposed cultural…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2018 at 12:32 — No Comments
The process also features in the Photofusion exhibition Growing Concerns. This unique body of work…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2018 at 12:13 — No Comments
The Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg and the Hasselblad Foundation have a long-term partnership for the purpose of supporting the development of critical study and research on photography. As part of this shared programme of work, we are now seeking applications from photo-based artists, photo…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2018 at 11:57 — No Comments
With support from Art Fund, the Victoria and Albert Museum runs a programme to help the development of curatorial expertise in the art and culture of photography, working with regional museum partners. The programme has been in place since 2014, and has resulted in collaborations with Nottingham Castle Museum…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 6, 2018 at 21:07 — No Comments
Over the last 4 years the National Library of Wales has worked with Wikimedia to provide open access to more than 10,000 public domain images. These include the Welsh Landscape Collection, photographs, maps and manuscripts. This partnership has led to more than 455 million views of Wikipedia articles containing…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 2, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments
BPH reported on two auctions which took place late last year.and included material relating to the early photographer and experimenter Alfred Swaine Taylor. A further, and final group of material is being…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on June 25, 2018 at 7:07 — No Comments