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December 2012 Blog Posts (29)

Birmingham awarded £162k for photography network

The Library of Birmingham which opens its new library building on 3 September 2013 has been awarded a major £162,000 grant by Arts Council England. It will undertake a 2 year project to create a new strategic hub and network for photography and photographers in collaboration with national and international partners. The project will be called Grain. This is the largest Grants…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 9, 2012 at 8:19 — 1 Comment

Job: Lecturer in Photography History and Theory (0.4)

The University of East London is a dynamic and rapidly expanding university in the heart of Europe’s largest regeneration area and adjacent to the site of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. UEL is in the top 10 of modern universities for research in the most recent RAE exercise.

We are seeking a new colleague to teach at all levels in the Subject Area of Cultural…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 8, 2012 at 6:27 — No Comments

Museum: Middle East gains a moving image museum

Dubai is to host a new moving image museum which is expected to open in January 2013. The space is currently being fitted out and will consist of the collection of Akram Miknas who has been assisted in the project by London-based dealer Pierre Patau.  

The space is around 400m2 in MCN Tower in the heart of TECOM Media City, Dubai.  Enas…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Research Fellowship: Ransom Center

The Ransom Center is accepting applications for its 2013–2014 research fellowships in the humanities. The application deadline is February 1, 2013. More than 50 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

Resource: SIS Bulletins

The Scientific Instrument Society has placed its first eighty-one Bulletins online, to view and download for free (for personal and non-commercial use). These cover the time period June 1984 to June 2004. An index to these Bulletins is also available. The Bulletins contain mainly crossovers with British and wider photographic history, mainly through research…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Interview: Tif Hunter and his use of Tintypes and Polaroid’s for ‘On Maltby Street 2011’

Metro Imaging is teaming up with photographers, artists, curators and individuals who work in the photography industry to produce short, three-minute documentaries and interviews for the Metro Imaging website.

The videos, produced entirely by an in-house team at Metro, include one on one dialogue to the camera and reveal an insiders view of the processes and ideas…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Job: Photographic Research & Preservation Officer

We are seeking an individual who will bring innovative new skills along with professional expertise and/or specialised postgraduate training to fulfil the full-time role of Photographic Research and Preservation Officer. Working within our Photographic Collection team, the successful candidate will provide research and client services as well as drive the preservation…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Job: Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Bradford

The National Media Museum’s diverse collections encompass some of the most significant and historically important cultural, scientific and aesthetic material in the world. As Head of Collections and Exhibitions for the National Media Museum, you will play a prominent role in creating an internationally acclaimed programme of exhibitions and events, supported by…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 4, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Video: A Brief History of Photography: Innovations in Chemistry

The history of photography is rich with chemical innovations and insights, producing hundreds of different processes to develop images in unique and often beautiful ways. But these historical images can be difficult to conserve, especially since each type of photograph requires a different preservation technique. While two photos could look very similar, they may differ…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 1, 2012 at 19:54 — No Comments

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