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Job: Senior Marketing Executive, NMeM, Bradford

Could you use your creativity and clear-thinking to deliver marketing that brings thousands of visitors through the Museum's doors? We're looking for a Senior Marketing Executive to take the lead on marketing some of our most important and exciting projects. You'll have a really solid grounding in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Interview: The NMeM's Jo Quinton-Tulloch

The Bradford Review has conducted a wide-ranging interview with Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Media Museum, Bradford. It discusses some of the changes taking place at the museum. 

See the interview here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:24 — No Comments

PhD Studentship in Historic Photographic Collections / Maurice Broomfield archive

The University of Newcastle in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum if offering a doctoral project which will research new ways of curating and interpreting institutional historic photographic collections in the digital realm. The project aims to explore…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:17 — No Comments

Research; Julia Margaret Cameron's Idylls of the King, A question about Enid.

I have a question about this albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron from her illustrations of Tennyson's Idyll of the King. Many years ago, I was offered my pick of several illustrations from the Idylls, I chose this image, "And Enid Sang", as I felt that it was a beautiful stand-alone image, it was in the best…

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Added by David McGreevy on November 1, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: John Beasley Greene / until 2 December 2016

Born in 1832 in Le Havre, France, to American parents, the photographer John Beasley Greene was a student of the noted photographer Gustave Le Gray in Paris, who, as author and historian Eugenia Parry writes, was “a magician of change who inspired and shaped the genius of John Beasley Greene.” Greene’s unusual still…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2016 at 18:46 — No Comments

The first RAI photographic salon / 7 December

The RAI Photographic Committee invites you to attend the first salon, a convivial and informal evening of conversation and drinks exploring the relationship between anthropology and photography, aimed at graduate students and early career researchers.

Every participant will have the opportunity to talk about…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2016 at 18:39 — No Comments

Exhibition: A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

From October 2016 London's National Portrait Gallery will celebrate photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary photography collection. The display will feature works by internationally renowned makers such as Edward Weston and Frederick Evans alongside photographs from the archives of Cecil Beaton…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2016 at 18:22 — No Comments

Online course: Photographic Chemistry for Preservation

The Photographic Chemistry course was initiated by FAIC in 2015, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This series explores key elements of photographic chemistry that are essential to understanding the nature of silver-based analog photographs, their…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 30, 2016 at 18:18 — No Comments

Publication: From a Photograph. Authenticity, Science and the Periodical Press, 1870-1890

Throughout its early history, photography's authenticity was contested and challenged: how true a representation of reality can a photograph provide? Does the reproduction of a photograph affect its value as authentic or not? From a Photograph examines these questions in the light of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 27, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

Stories Seen Through a Glass Plate, 1916: Lewes Remembers

An exhibition of 80 light boxes in 65 windows throughout Lewes, 1916: Lewes Remembers will show work from the years of the First World War by Benjamin Reeves, grandfather of the present Reeves photographic studio owner Tom Reeves.

This will include individual and group portraits of soldiers and their…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 24, 2016 at 6:52 — No Comments

Robert Howlett - grave restoration. Your support needed...

The photograph here shows the final resting place of pioneering photographer Robert Howlett - the man whose photograph of Isambard Kingdom Brunel is now one of the most famous images in history.

Howlett tragically died just one year later at the age of 27 and was not buried in London but in a quiet corner of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

X-Ray 120th Anniversary / World Radiology Day

Marking the 120th anniversary of the first medical X-Ray performed in Birmingham by radiology pioneer Major John Hall-Edwards,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2016 at 18:15 — No Comments

Wellcome Cameron and Herschel

The Wellcome Collection has produced a short film looking the relationship between Julia Margaret Cameron and Sir John Herschel using materials from its collection. 

Added by Michael Pritchard on October 22, 2016 at 18:06 — No Comments

Job: Project Officer, Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock

We are looking for somebody who can take responsibility for the successful delivery of the [James] Fenton Collection Project. With the support of volunteers, this project aims to catalogue a significant photographic collection of 4,500 items, consisting of photographs, cameras, pre-cinema object…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 19, 2016 at 20:51 — No Comments

Job: Collection Online Assistant (20th Century Photography)

The post-holder will be responsible for identifying and making accessible a largely unknown part of the Royal Collection's photograph collection. With the guidance of curatorial colleagues and the Picture Library team, the postholder is responsible for creating, editing and enhancing online records for selected groups…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 17, 2016 at 6:30 — No Comments

William Blackmore Collection Album 1

I am currently researching the last photograph in this album - William Blackmore and Red Cloud, taken by Alexander Gardner in 1872.

I stumbled across this site and a very interesting blog from 2014 in which Kevin J McCann was researching an aspect of the William Blackmore Collection and both Paula Richardson Fleming and Antony Hamber contributed.

I am hoping that they might be able to answer some questions I have. I am awaiting the arrival of Antony Hamber's biography of…

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Added by susan jane aitchison on October 16, 2016 at 8:43 — 3 Comments

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre / London, Autumn/Spring 2016/17

Birkbeck's History and Theory of Photography Research Centre has announced its Autumn/Spring 2016/17 seminar programme. Each is free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD.

Monday 24 October, 6:00-7:30pm

Room 106

Tim Satterthwaite (Visiting Lecturer, University of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 19:44 — No Comments

Publication: Making Kodak Film (second, expanded, edition)

Robert Shanebrook writes...In 2010, I published a 94-page book Making Kodak Film. The book provided a high level view of the technology used to provide silver halide films. The positive response encouraged me to write a second edition with much more in-depth coverage of the subject.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph / from 18 November

The life, work and inventions of William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of modern photography, are presented in a major exhibition at the National Media Museum, Bradford.

Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph (18 November, 2016  – 5…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 18:22 — No Comments

Archive of Andrew and Stuart Douglas’s photographs of stars saved

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a group of portraits of leading British cultural figures photographed in the 1990s - including Daniel Day-Lewis, Damon Albarn, Alan Bennett, Tilda Swinton, Bob Geldof and Salman Rushdie.

They have been saved from destruction after being rescued from a condemned warehouse…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on October 14, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

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