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The sad news has reached BPH that Professor Margaret Harker Farrand died on 16 February 2013 aged 93. According to Margaret's solicitor she was 'ready to go'. The funeral will take place at 11am on Monday, 11 March, at St Bartholomew Church, Egdean, near Pulborough, East Sussex, RH20 1JU.
Margaret was a respected architectural and commercial…Continue
On Wednesday, 6 March Professor Ute Eskildsen, former Director and Head of Photography at Museum Folkwang, Essen, will explore the documentary aspects of the Krupp archive and trace how certain images were used and distributed. Close inspection of such photographs reveals that they are never simple documents of industrial interests alone.
Drawing on the rich industrial…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 26, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
Dr Anthony H Cooper writes...The British Geological Survey National Archive of Geological Photographs “GeoScenic” is online, but may not be a resource that members have come across. The collection includes over 50,000 photographs dating back to around 1850 with around 30,000 GeoScience images and 20,000 special collection images. They can be searched using…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 24, 2013 at 9:39 — No Comments
The London Stereoscopic Company has launched the first set of facsimile French Diableries cards…..with more to come. The scenes depicted in these Diableries were made in clay, on a table-top, with amazing skill, by a small bunch of gifted sculptors, and then photographed with a stereo camera. The resulting stereo pair of prints was made on thin albumen…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 23, 2013 at 7:06 — No Comments
The 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (iCHSTM 2013), to be held in Manchester, UK from Sunday 21 to Sunday 28 July, contains a number of sessions dealing with photography and science within an historical context. Registration is now open. Go to…Continue
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This talk seeks to probe and extend our current understanding of the relation between photography and ubiquity. One of the ways in which we understand this relation is through digitization and debates on new or digital media concerned with the proliferation of photography in public and private life. Another way is through the assimilation, if not of photography then of the photographic, in the discourses and practices of ubiquitous computing. Professor Kember will explore what is at stake in…Continue
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Charlotte Cotton who was heading the National Media Museum/Science Museum's Media Space project until her sudden departure in 2012 has been lined up to curate Positive View Foundation's second exhibition of 2013 which will be a celebration of 100 years of Vanity Fair magazine. It will be held at Somerset House in November.…
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Our ability to see and record live events from right across the world has shrunk the globe, making virtual neighbours of us all. It is a defining characteristic of our modern world. The final episode in the series reveals the fascinating stories that made such everyday miracles possible. It tells the story of the handful of extraordinary inventions and their inventors who…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 15, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments
On October 31 2013 IRPA-KIK organises a conference on management and conservation of photographic collections. Many institutions (museums, libraries, archives, etc.) that have photographic collections are facing problems concerning their management: storage, inventory, digitalization, access, copyright issues, status and value attached to the collection
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 11, 2013 at 20:49 — No Comments
An important collection of 37 albumen prints by Clemintina Maud, Lady Hawarden, a pair of pencil sketches of her and her husband, and 15 associated albumen prints (several possibly by Lady Hawarden), [c.1857-1864] will be sold at Bonhams on March 19 for an estimated £100,000-150,000.
The sale of this exceptional collection by one of the most important and influential…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 11, 2013 at 7:29 — No Comments
At an event this morning to preview a selection of prints from the National Media Museum Photography Collection Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, confirmed a change to the previously announced opening exhibition and date for Media Space.
The public opening of Media Space will take place on Saturday, 21 September 2013 and…Continue
Ray Harryhausen is known to most of today’s filmmakers as the man who ‘made the impossible possible’. As the influential pioneer of dimensional stop-motion model animation, he helped to create a unique genre of fantasy films that remain a benchmark and inspiration. We are now seeking an equally imaginative, innovative and creative Collections Manager who will act as an…Continue
Formally established in 2012, the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre is based in Birkbeck’s School of Arts, and is led by Professor Lynda Nead and Dr Patrizia Di Bello, supported by a steering committee. The Centre has links with museums in London, and supports teaching and…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 2, 2013 at 9:52 — No Comments
Bearnes are selling an early photograph album (lot 380) in a three-day sale across 29-31 January 2013 dating to the 1850s which includes a rare image of Roger Fenton taken by Eastham of Manchester. The lot is described as: Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell’s Photographic Album and is a mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking…Continue
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