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November 2017 Blog Posts (23)

Job: Assistant Curator (Prince Albert Project)

Royal Collection Trust is embarking on a major project exploring the life, works and legacy of Prince Albert. The Collection, formed of prints and early photographs, is an indispensable resource for the study of the many works collected and commissioned by Prince Albert.

As part of our Photographs team, you'll research this…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 4, 2017 at 5:45 — No Comments

Surrey Advertiser Archive

With the Surrey Advertiser moving to smaller premises we have had to move their photographic archive up to the Trinity Mirror’s central archive in Watford. Like so many of the local titles I have repatriated to Watford the negatives prior to 1963 appear to have been lost. The journalists and present leadership team at the Advertiser have no knowledge of what happen and when. If anybody has any information what happened to the archives of the Surrey Advertiser, Surrey Times, The Guildford Time… Continue

Added by John Mead on November 2, 2017 at 10:35 — No Comments

'World's largest 19th century glass negatives' listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World

Glass negatives taken by Bernhardt Otto Holtermann in 1875 to capture the beauty of Sydney Harbour - measuring 1.3 meters wide and weigh around 30kg each are listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World. They are held at the State Library of New South Wales.

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Added by Joanna Sassoon on November 1, 2017 at 0:30 — No Comments

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