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Michael Pritchard's Blog – June 2011 Archive (17)

Brian May’s Brief History of 3D

In a new 3D documentary commissioned for Sky 3D, Brian May’s Brief History of 3D takes the viewer on a fascinating journey from the gentle 3D of the Victorian era to the extreme out-of-the-screen 3D of the 1980s. The documentary will be screened on Sky 3D on 7 July 2011.

3D has endured a long bumpy journey. From William Friese Greene simply walking along a Hyde Park…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 29, 2011 at 18:58 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: V&A to open new photography gallery

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is to open a new photography gallery expected to be in 2012. The outgoing Director Mark Jones has comitted the museum to creating the new and enlarged space for photography in what is now a furniture study room on the first floor. The current gallery in room 38A on the ground floor opened in 2003.

The V&A with its long association with photography since the 1850s has been criticised for failing to allow its dynamic photography curators to deal…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 29, 2011 at 5:00 — 1 Comment

Job: NMeM Collections Assistant

This role is a job share opportunity, working 13 weeks of the year during school holidays only. You will provide high-quality administrative support to the Museum’s Collections & Knowledge and Programme teams.

It’s a rewarding role in a fascinating environment. Award winning, visionary and truly unique, the National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, it aims to engage, inspire and educate through…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 28, 2011 at 22:04 — No Comments

Job: Photograph Conservator, Qatar

Photograph conservator, Qatar Museums Authority, Media Museum Project, Doha, Qatar. The Media Museum collection consists of over 80,000 19th and 20th century photographs, cameras and cinema equipment. Photographs

range from early daguerreotypes through albums and photographically-illustrated books to contemporary colour photographs.

Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has acquired masterpieces through the years, which QMA is committed to preserve and showcase to the…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 28, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Job: Teaching Fellow, History of Photography

University of St Andrews - School of Art History. We are seeking to appoint a temporary Teaching Fellow with expertise in any area of the History of Photography to contribute to the School's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You should have or be about to complete your Ph.D. and will have some teaching experience at university level. The post will be for 9 months from 5 September 2011 to 15 June 2012.



You will be required to teach two Honours modules and one…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 23, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

National Monuments Records new collection guide

Ian Leith reports that a new version of the English Heritage/National Monuments Record guide to the archive is now available online. The 48 pages guide details the mainly photographic & measured drawings holdings of the NMR up to early 2011 and is a selective guide to main holdings. Go to:…

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

Visual Literacy event

Following on from the success of the 2009 Visual Literacy Series Staging, Manipulation and Photographic Truth, this year the Society will be holding two major events based on Photography and the City. Details of the first are below.

London: 18th June 2011 in partnership with the University of Westminster. Andy Golding and Eileen Perrier will focus on how to think through the production of photographic projects, how to contextualise the city, its…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 15, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Publication: The Pencil of Nature

Originally published as a serial between 1844 and 1846, The Pencil of Nature was the first book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. Early enthusiast William Henry Fox Talbot hoped to spur public interest in photography—but was forced to cease publication after just six installments. In its…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 12, 2011 at 12:23 — 2 Comments

The Tate Gallery and photography

The British Journal of Photography carries an extensive interview with Simon Baker, the Tate Gallery's, first curator of photography. It outlines the Tate's future collecting and exhibitions plans. See:… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 11, 2011 at 8:42 — 1 Comment

Exhibition: Historical Chinese photography

Quaritch is hosting a wonderful exhibition of highlights from the Terry Bennett collection until Saturday (see: http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/exhibition-early-chinese) in their former premises in Lower John Street…

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

Reports by the Juries brings £180,000 at auction

One of fifteen sets of the Reports by the Juries (1852) given by the Commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851 to William Henry Fox Talbot and presented by him to his daughter Matilda sold at auction in London today for £216,000 including buyer's premium (£180,000 hammer price). The successful bidder was…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 7, 2011 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Job: RPS seeks Director General

The Royal Photographic Society, has announced that its Director General, Stuart Blake, will be retiring in the coming months. Society President, Rosemary Wilman, acknowledged Mr Blake's more than 20 years' distinguished service, initially as finance officer and since 2004 combining this role with that of Director…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 6, 2011 at 16:48 — No Comments

Job: Cataloguer Britain From Above Project

The Britain from Above Project will make accessible approximately 95,000 images dating from 1919 to 1953 from the Aerofilms Collection. This important historic aerial archive was acquired by a partnership of English Heritage, and the Royal Commissions on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and Scotland in 2007…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2011 at 10:13 — No Comments

Exhibition: Early Chinese Photography (1844-1911)

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2011 at 10:01 — No Comments

Exhibition: Walking Pictures

One exhibition that might not come across your radar is Snaps Walking Pictures at Bridlington until 3 August 2011. Easy On The Eye have a display of walking picture images running from April 16 – August 3 2011 at Sewerby Hall, near Bridlington, East Yorkshire. I have also done an online gallery of the images for…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 4, 2011 at 9:53 — No Comments

Eminent professor joins DMU Photographic History Research Centre

As already reported here in brief Elizabeth Edwards, who has published extensively over the last 30 years in the areas of photography, history and visual anthropology, will join De Montfort University (DMU) as the first Director of the Photographic History Research Centre.

Many of Professor Edwards’ edited books and monographs – such as Photography and Anthropology (1992), and Raw Histories (2001) – have become required reading across the subjects of photographic…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2011 at 7:46 — No Comments

Job: NMeM - Marketing and PR Assistant

National Media Museum - Award winning, visionary and truly unique, The National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, we aim to engage, inspire and educate about the world of media.

You will provide wide-ranging support to the Marketing and PR team, from general admin through to collating press cuttings and distributing marketing materials. It’s the perfect opportunity to build your knowledge of marketing and PR,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 — No Comments

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