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Michael Pritchard's Blog – March 2013 Archive (11)

2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation is proud to announce the short and long lists for its annual awards for photography and moving image books.  The Foundation also reveals Thames and Hudson Chairman Thomas Neurath as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Publishing award.

Established in 1985, the KKF Book Awards are the UK’s leading prizes for books published in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 27, 2013 at 20:47 — No Comments

Publication: The Photographic Studios of Europe

The Photographic Studios of Europe, first published in 1882, is the only detailed account available of working practices and conditions in the studios of the leading photographers of the Victorian period. Revealing, surprising, perceptive and authoritative, this first-hand report is based on seeing scores of photographers and their workshops in action. The…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 22, 2013 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Flickr for museums and archives

The British Journal of Photography reports on the use of Flickr as tool by museums and archives. It quotes Emma Thom, senior web content co-ordinator at the National Media Museum (NMM) in Bradford...

The Commons has expanded the concept of what a museum is.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 21, 2013 at 4:00 — No Comments

National Media Museum visitor numbers for 2012

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has released its 2012 numbers. The National Media Museum, Bradford, shows a small increase in numbers which reflects the opening of new galleries. In 2012 the museum received 504000 visitors compared to 486668 in 2011. 

The chart shows the 2008-2012 ALVA numbers for the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 13, 2013 at 20:27 — No Comments

Jennifer Tucker to undertake research in Britain

Wesleyan University's Associate Professor Jennifer Tucker has been selected for a Fulbright-U.S. Scholar Award, through which she will spend eight months at the University of York in England from December.

Tucker is a historian of British science, technology and medicine, specializing in the study of the connections among British science, photography and the visual…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2013 at 21:08 — No Comments

Media Space: Fitting out starts

Scotland-based Elmwood has been selected to carry out fit out works for Media Space at the London Science Museum.

The new galleries are the result of a collaboration between the National Media Museum in Bradford and the London Science Museum, and will include 500 sq m of temporary exhibition space, a 290 sq m flexible studio space for installations and events, and a…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 10, 2013 at 17:59 — No Comments

Exhibition: Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East

In 1862, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) was sent on a four-month educational tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94). This exhibition documents his journey through the work of Bedford, the first photographer to travel on a royal tour. It explores the cultural and political significance Victorian Britain attached…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 8, 2013 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Research help: The missing Talbot memorial

In 1922, an appeal went out from the Royal Photographic Society to suitably recognise the inventor of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot.  Many photographers were happy to join in the subscription and more than £200 was raised (equivalent to about £10,000 today).  In September 1924 the bronze and marble memorial was unveiled in the library of the Society’s headquarters, 35…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 7, 2013 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, London

March at the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre:

Seminar:

Louise Purbrick, 'Traces of Nitrate: Archives and Landscapes between Britain and Chile'

Monday, 11 March, 6-7.30pm, Keynes Library (Room 114), 

School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

This seminar is related to the exhibition Traces of Nitrate: Some Documents

11-15 March 2013, Pelz Room, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 7, 2013 at 20:31 — No Comments

Scholarship: Manfred & Hanna Heiting scholarship 2013

The advancement of photo-historical research by prospective curators from the Netherlands or abroad using the original photographs in the National Photo Collection in the Rijksmuseum.

The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fund enables the Rijksmuseum to award two scholarships every year. The aim of this postgraduate scholarship is to stimulate photo-historical research of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 7, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Media Museum video bites

The National Media Museum has launched a series of 90 second video bites. In the first of the series Colin Harding talks about Francis Bedford.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 2, 2013 at 10:15 — No Comments

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