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Michael Pritchard's Blog – June 2010 Archive (8)

Job: Academic Assistant - Photographic Collection


Academic Assistant - Photographic Collection (1 year). The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London University of London http://jobs.ac.uk/job/ABH740/

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 26, 2010 at 18:42 — No Comments

Niepce in England conference - Now Booking

The National Media Museum has released booking details of the Niépce in England conference which takes place at the museum on 14-15 October 2010. Details are given below...

NIÉPCE IN ENGLAND…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 22, 2010 at 19:38 — No Comments

NMeM: London Presence update

A Freedom of Information request to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that the National Media Museum still sees the Science Museum as the base for its London Presence. The DCMS also confirmed:

  • That it had held no meetings the National Media Museum over its plans for a London Presence between 1 September 2009 and 3 June 2010
  • The Project is expected to cost less than £5 million and therefore does not require any approval from the DCMS
  • The…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2010 at 9:46 — No Comments

Muybridge online resource launched

A new digital resource for Muybridge scholars has been launched. The website, the result of an ongoing collaboration between Kingston University and Kingston Museum in the United Kingdom, aims to provide a definitive research resource surrounding the work of nineteenth century photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Thesite provides an introduction to Muybridge’s works in historical and social context; and information on the international collections that house them. It is fully searchable.… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 14, 2010 at 11:15 — No Comments

Camille Silvy, Photographer of Modern Life, 1834-1910

Camille Silvy was a pioneer of early photography and one of the greatest French photographers of the nineteenth century. This exhibition includes many remarkable images which have not been exhibited since the 1860s.

Over 100 works, including a large number of carte de visites, focus on a ten-year creative burst from 1857-67 working in Algiers, rural France, Paris and London and illustrate how Silvy pioneered many now…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 9, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

NMeM London Presence a step closer?

A fundraising reception was held at the Science Museum on 25 May to introduce a new exhibition space for photography planned there. Mark Haworth-Booth in his blog noted that "My former colleague Charlotte Cotton is its artistic director. Her speech included a choice expletive - 'We just want to fxxxxxg get on with it' - which was very much in character and appropriate."

Amateur Photographer has followed up BPH's…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2010 at 14:50 — No Comments

NMeM visitor numbers 2004-2010

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published visitor numbers for the National Media Museum, Bradford for the 2009/10 financial year. These are reported below alongside recent years. Should anyone require earlier years I have them on request.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 1, 2010 at 21:00 — No Comments

NMeM job: Exhibitions Organiser



The National Media Museum has a diverse and engaging programme of displays and temporary exhibitions, which are seen by thousands of visitors every year. You’ll help make sure they’re delivered on time, budget and to the highest standards by successfully co-ordinating project teams and other stakeholders.

Required Skills:

If you’ve worked before in a similar role at a gallery…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 1, 2010 at 20:40 — No Comments

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