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Michael Pritchard's Blog – January 2011 Archive (7)

Jobs: Cataloguers Royal Photograph Collection (UPDATED)

The Royal Collection has two cataloguing vacancies available both of which involve working with photographs held in the Collection.

  • Cataloguer Twentieth Century Photographs.
  • Based in the Royal Photograph Collection the role will entail working under the direction of the curator on cataloguing the remaining material in the collection, which is primarily 20th century. This ranges from official works by leading British…

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 28, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Job: Explainer - National Media Museum

The National Media Museum is one of the leading museums in the north of England, receiving over 500,000 visitors a year and we want you to contribute to our ongoing success.

We are looking for extrovert, engaging and entertaining communicators to fill these stimulating roles. With your excellent presentation and performance skills and your keen interest in media, you will help bring the galleries to life for our diverse range of visitors. As part of the Explainer team in the Learning…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 24, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Training day: Preserving historic photographs

Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their sensitivity to environmental conditions, and the speed with which images can deteriorate present special challenges. This one day training session is led by Susie Clark, accredited photographic conservator. It is aimed at those with responsibility for the care of photographic collections regardless of institutional context.

The day provides an introduction to understanding and identifying…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 13, 2011 at 18:24 — No Comments

The Photograph Collector

For anyone with an interest in the market for historic and contemporary photography internationally The Photograph Collector is a monthly newsletter of required reading. Published in the United States since 1980 The Photograph Collector has an international reach is is concerned with auctions, dealer activity, exhibitions and relevant news and reviews globally. Of particular interest is the PC's annual index of photograph values based on a basket of regularly…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 12, 2011 at 17:56 — No Comments

Publication: William Blackmore and the American West

William Blackmore (1827-1878) remains a little knownmillionaire mid-Victorian polymath. He was a successful lawyer based in Liverpool…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 12, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

V+A Photographs Department newsletter 2011

The latest issue of the V+A Photographs Department newsletter for January 2011 has just been published. It details current exhibitions and recent activities of the staff members within the department (Martin Barnes, Marta Weiss, Susanna Brown and Rachel Francis) as well as highlighting recent acquisitions - including the Maurice… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 12, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

Bill Douglas Centre publish collection guide

The Bill Douglas Centre for the history of Early Cinema and Popular Culture has published a guide to its collection. The guide has been edited by BDC curator Phil Wickham and designed by Delphine Jones from the University's Communications and Marketing department. The guide has over 100 pages of text about the museum's collections of cinema and pre-cinema, written by experts from the University of Exeter, with over 100 full colour pictures of our artefacts. It is… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 11, 2011 at 6:53 — No Comments

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