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Michael Pritchard's Blog – February 2012 Archive (12)

Preservation of Photographic Archives

I've read with interest the Guardian article of last Thursday on the incredible story of the photographic collections of Tate and V&A, and also your comment on British Photographic History (…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 29, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

PhD Studentship: The Photo Book in Ireland

Applications are invited for a three year full time PhD, working within the Irish Photobook research project in the School of Art and Design. The project focus is the representation of Ireland through photographic publishing. The project team; Paul Seawright, Donovan Wylie and Martin Parr will supervise the research. The Irish PhotoBook project develops Parr and Badger's internationally acclaimed work on the history of the Photobook, using their methodology to evaluate the development of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 27, 2012 at 12:41 — No Comments

Conference: Art versus Industry?

Art versus Industry? Is An international conference at Leeds City Museum, being held 23-24 March 2012. Of particular interest are two papers Nicole Bush (Northumbria University) Mechanical Patterns: The Role of Brewster’s Kaleidoscope in the Age of Morris and the Machine and Patrizia Di Bello (Birkbeck)…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 24, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Job: Head of the National Media Museum, Bradford (updated)

The search begins...As reported back in December in BPH the current Director of the National Media Museum, Colin Philpott, is to leave in April. The search for his successor - re-designated as museum Head has now started. See: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 16, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

John Hillelson (1923-2012)

John Hillelson, who owned the John Hillelson Agency and was the London agent for Magnum from 1958 until 1987 died  on 13 February following complications after a heart operation. John was born on 13 April 1923 in East Prussia and arrived in Britain in 1934 fleeing from Nazism. He was classified as an enemy alien in 1939 but secured a job as a caption writer at the Keystone picture agency. He then served with RAF as a wireless operator rejoining Keystone after the war.

He opened the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 16, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Job: Lacock Abbey - House & Collections Manager

Special places have a magical power. They inspire people with extraordinary stories, Lacock Abbey & House is no exception. Set in rural Wiltshire, Lacock is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and its more recent role as a television and film location. The Abbey, located at the heart of the village…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 16, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Courtauld History of Photography seminars

The Courtauld History of Photography Research seminars start on 22 February:

Wednesday February 22, 2012 at 5.30 pm, Research Forum South Room

Speaker: Jan Banning (Photographer)

Title: Bureaucratics and Other Unorderly Subjects

Wednesday 18 April 2012 at 5.30 pm, Research Forum South Room

Speaker: Dr…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 15, 2012 at 6:03 — No Comments

Exhibition: Silver, Salt, and Sunlight Early Photography in Britain and France

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is showing Silver, Salt, and Sunlight: Early Photography in Britain and France from February 7, 2012-August 5, 2012. It has been curated by Anne E. Havinga.

The invention of photography in 1839 was a pivotal achievement that changed the course of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 15, 2012 at 5:56 — No Comments

Conference: Szathmari, Pioneer Photographer and his Illustrious Contemporaries

On the occasion of Szathmari’s birth bicentennial (1812-2012), the “G. Oprescu” Institute of Art History takes great pleasure in inviting you to the Szathmari, Pioneer Photographer and his Illustrious Contemporaries conference to be held on 14-16 May, 2012, at the Romanian Academy, Bucharest,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 8, 2012 at 20:50 — No Comments

Exhibition: In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement

Our world is constantly in motion. The National Media Museum’s exhibition In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement explores our fascination with movement and the desire to capture it through photography, film, television and new media.

Showing from 9 March to 2 September 2012, this free-to-enter…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 5, 2012 at 11:28 — No Comments

Auction: The Great Exhibition Auction 1851 to Present Day

Partridges auctioneers of Macclesfield, Cheshire, is holding an auction called The Great Exhibition Auction 1851 to Present Day on 11 February 2012. The auction includes printed material, ceramics, posters, textiles and, of particular interest to BPH readers is an extensive collection of some 10,000…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 2, 2012 at 17:53 — No Comments

Portrait of London & Wandsworth

Wandsworth Museum presents Portrait of London, a new photography exhibition, presenting a collection of fascinating historic images from both the Museum of London’ and the Wandsworth Museum, never before seen together.

The images, on loan from the Museum of London, include dozens of images dating back to the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

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