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Michael Pritchard's Blog – April 2019 Archive (27)

National Science+Media Museum visitor numbers 2018

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has published numbers for 2018. The National Science+Media Musuem, Bradford, has seen numbers fall by 6.8 per cent to 459,808. The V&A Museum saw numbers grow 5 per cent to 3.7 million. 

The NS+MM numbers for 2017 were boosted by the presence of the Tim Peake's space capsule…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 7, 2019 at 10:49 — No Comments

Peter E. Palmquist award recipients

The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research provides financial support to independent researchers who are studying either Western American photographers before 1900 or women photographers past and present. The Humboldt Area Foundation in Bayside, California, administers this fund, which solicits applications for grants once…

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Talk: The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839 - 1919 / Salisbury, 2 May 2019

Coinciding with an exhibition of the same name Anthony Hamber will be talking on the origins of photography in Salisbury 1839-1918 at the Salisbury Museum on Thursday, 2 May at 1830. 

Tickets available online at £8 (members) and £10 (non-members). 



Thursday, 2 May at 1830

The Salisbury Museum, The…

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The end of museum image fees?

Art History News reports that the European Parliament has voted in favour of a new Copyright Directive. It seeks to create common law on copyright matters across the EU. Many aspects of it are…

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Conference: Through A Lens: 180 Years of Somerset Photography / 9 May 2019

The Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury is presenting a celebration of photography in Somerset, from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It will feature experts in historic Somerset photography. The day will conclude with a talk from artist Matilda Temperley, who will discuss her subjects and how she approaches her…

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PhD studentship: A Museum within a Museum: The Kodak Collection at National Science and Media Museum

An AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership between University of Brighton and the Science Museum Group. This studentship is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. The partner institutions are the University of Brighton and …

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Auction: Cottingley fairies continue to enchant / 11 April 2019

Dominic Winter auctions are to offer six lots, including a camera, from Christine Lynch, the daughter of Frances Griffiths, the younger of the two cousins who first perpetrated the hoax back in 1917. The material is expected to realise over £50,000.  The consignment includes photographs of the fairies, a Cameo camera. …

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