Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Camille Silvy was a pioneer of early photography and one of the greatest French photographers of the nineteenth century. This exhibition includes many remarkable images which have not been exhibited since the 1860s.
Over 100 works, including a large number of carte de visites, focus on a ten-year creative burst from 1857-67 working in Algiers, rural France, Paris and London and illustrate how Silvy pioneered many now…Continue
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A fundraising reception was held at the Science Museum on 25 May to introduce a new exhibition space for photography planned there. Mark Haworth-Booth in his blog noted that "My former colleague Charlotte Cotton is its artistic director. Her speech included a choice expletive - 'We just want to fxxxxxg get on with it' - which was very much in character and appropriate."
Amateur Photographer has followed up BPH's…Continue
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The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published visitor numbers for the National Media Museum, Bradford for the 2009/10 financial year. These are reported below alongside recent years. Should anyone require earlier years I have them on request.…Continue
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The National Media Museum has a diverse and engaging programme of displays and temporary exhibitions, which are seen by thousands of visitors every year. You’ll help make sure they’re delivered on time, budget and to the highest standards by successfully co-ordinating project teams and other stakeholders.
If you’ve worked before in a similar role at a gallery…Continue
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Mark Haworth-Booth describes on his blog..."An early copy of my book on Camille Silvy arrived from the National Portrait Gallery. We sat on the sofa and looked through every page. It is wonderful! I won't get my other copies until June. This is my finale as a photo-historian and I'm thrilled with it."
The Silvy exhibition will take place at the National Portrait Gallery later this year - it promises to be the exhibition of the year for me and many…Continue
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Elizabeth Edwards is directing a HERA Funded Project 'Photographs, Colonial Legacy And Museums In Contemporary European Culture' PhotoCLEC, University Of The Arts London
A leading collaborative research project with University of Bergen and VU University Amsterdam, HERA's "Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity" strand will examine the ways in which museums reflect and respond to varieties of colonial experiences and their specific visual legacies. It will focus especially…Continue
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Amateur Photographer magazine reports that the National Media Museum has received government approval to open a London base. A spokesperson for the Bradford-based museum said this afternoon: 'We have received approval from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for this project.'
Last night, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC's Newsnight that 'none' of the DCMS's budgets are protected in light of the cutbacks expected to be outlined by the new…
Added by Michael Pritchard on May 13, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments
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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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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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
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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Working closely with the Senior Project Manager, you’ll lead internal and external stakeholders to ensure major projects are completed on time and budget. Whether managing external supplier contracts, overseeing the CDM process or co-ordinating the delivery of work packages, you’ll inspire project teams to buy into our vision and deliver a great standard of work.
Coming from a similar role, you’ll already have experience of working with major funding bodies, managing budgets…Continue
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