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Michael Pritchard's Blog – March 2011 Archive (9)

NMeM seeks media buyer

The National Media Museum is to seek a new media planning and buying agency.

Working for both NMeM and the National Railway Museum a tender will be held to appoint a media agency with five applicants at least being offered the opportunity to go through to the next tender stage for the contract to work with the two museums. Both museums are based in Yorkshire, with The National Railway Museum located near York and The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 31, 2011 at 21:38 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: National Media Museum 2011-12 plans and future strategy revealed

BPH can reveal the strategic priorities and medium term plans for the National Media Museum (NMeM), Bradford. These are set within the context of a 15 per cent government grant-in-aid reduction for the period 2011–12 to 2014–15. This is alongside a capital allocation that has reduced by over…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 20, 2011 at 12:47 — No Comments

PhD Research Bursary: The Nature of Kodak Research

De Montfort University, Leicester, is offering a  PhD research studentship within the Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC), an international leading multi-disciplinary research institute, to suitably qualified UK or EU students.

The researcher will investigate an aspect of his or her own choosing that will address ‘The Nature of Kodak Research’. The researcher will have access to our partner institutions with substantial Kodak holdings: the British Library, the University of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 20, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Training: Preserving historic photographs - 20 May 2011

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 March 17, 2011 at 20:50 — No Comments

eBay and C L Dodgson: a cautionary tale (UPDATED)

daguerreotype sold on eBay on 13 May for £3300. Under its cover glass was a typewritten label stating ‘Charles L. Dodgson / Christ Church 1858 (see illustration right)’. The case was gilt stamped with Claudet’s Adelaide Gallery address and had… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on March 16, 2011 at 7:00 — 5 Comments

Research Seminar with Charlotte Cotton - 23 March

Long-tailed-crowd-sourced-socially-enterprising-game-playing-platform-sensitive-open-sourced-world. Charlotte Cotton is the creative director of the Media Space - a partnership between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum that will open in London in 2012.

Charlotte Cotton began her curatorial practice in the early 1990s, at the start of a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Early RAF Henlow photos discovered

An appeal has been launched after a donation of near 90-year-old negatives depicting the construction of one of  RAF Henlow airbase. A base spokesman said: “We would dearly like to reunite these rare photographic examples and bring the whole collection together. We are appealing to you to search your attics or your garden sheds to see whether you can help us to…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 13, 2011 at 7:18 — No Comments

Sixth Annual Annan Lecture

The Sixth Annual Annan Lecture will take place on Thursday 24 March 2011 at 6pm in the Jeffrey Room, Mitchell Library, Glasgow. John Hume, Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, will talk about Unknown Scottish Photographers - the role of the works photographer. 

The events has been organised by the Scottish Society for the History of Photography  /

Added by Michael Pritchard on March 9, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer,1908-74

Ida Kar died alone of thrombosis and penniless in a Bayswater bedsit in 1974, surrounded by boxes of negatives worth £50,000. Her funeral was a quiet affair, in stark contrast to the publicity attracted by an exhibition of her work fourteen years earlier.

Russian-born and of Armenian parentage, Kar arrived in Britain in 1945 with her second husband, Victor Musgrave, an art dealer. He founded Gallery One and the couple became a celebrated part of London’s post-war…


Added by Michael Pritchard on March 6, 2011 at 12:55 — No Comments

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