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The Art Fund has welcomed Michael G Wilson, as a new trustee. Wilson, is chairman of the trustees of the National Media Museum and a collector of photography. He is a film producer and has lectured on photography and film at universities worldwide.
Michael G. Wilson said: "I am delighted to become a trustee of the Art Fund. The organisation does a tremendous job engaging national and regional interest in the arts and ensuring…Continue
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The recent national symposium of photography in Derby included Charlotte Cotton from the National Media Museum and Francis Hodgson the Financial Times photography critic as speakers. Although I wasn't able to attend there is a very informative blog report here which I would recommend reading:…Continue
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The bookseller Quaritch and auction house Christie's have both published photographic book catalogues which include material of British interest. At Quaritch contact Lindsey Stewart (e: email@example.com) and to view the Christie's e-catalogue click here.
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The Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex in collaboration with the Tate invites applications for a fully-funded AHRC PhD studentship to commence October 2010. The topic for the doctoral research project is 'Photography as Art since the Sixties'.
The research topic concerns photography's recent history, notably, its transformation from anti-aesthetic, post-conceptual document to large scale pictorial art. It…Continue
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The National Media Museum, Bradord, is looking for a cataloguer to work full-time for 16 weeks to help transfer information and images of objects from the collections onto a website which will showcase thier world class…Continue
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I am researching Alfred Watkins exposure meters. Would be interested to buy more unusual varieties, and also seeking a copy of his biography by his son Allen Watkins.
Many thanks for any help.
In a ceremony at Kensal Green cemetery today, Saturday, 1 May 2010, Frederick Scott Archer was honoured with the unveiling of a plaque on his grave. In addition, those present were able to see for the first time a surviving link to Archer with the re-erection of the original head stone recording his death that had long been lost. Also, John Brewer announced that photo-historians had incorrectly recorded Archer's death as 2 May 1857 when, in fact, he had died on 1 May…Continue
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The Victoria & Albert Museum's Photography Gallery's annual redisplay opens from 30 April 2010 and features many recent acquisitions. Accompanying this is The Other Britain Revisited: Photographs from New Society.
More here: www.vam.ac.uk/photography
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Amateur Photographer magazine reports that election rules mean that the National Media Museum is barred from saying whether it fears government cutbacks may scupper its plan to open a base in London.
The NMM, which is Britain's flagship photography museum, has yet to confirm whether it has been granted government funding for the project which is expected to see the creation of 1500m2 of exhibition galleries at a location in the capital yet to be named.
In the run…
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A unique visual archive of 19th century Victorian Britain, including illustrations and photographs of events ranging from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Boer war, will be available online for the first time from today. The Illustrated London News archive holds 250,000 pages and as many as three quarters of a million illustrations, from as far back…Continue
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