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Michael Pritchard's Blog – June 2012 Archive (13)

Job: Media Space - Press Officer

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Press Officer, with proven contacts from within the arts media, to join the Press team in one of the world's most prestigious museums, the Science Museum in London. Our enthusiastic and committed Press team is constantly devising new, innovative ways to promote the Museum, its exhibitions and programmes. We create campaigns that…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 28, 2012 at 20:31 — No Comments

Major early photography collection to be transferred to an institution

BPH has learnt that a major private collection of early photography - perhaps the world's best - is to be transferred to an institution. After briefly blogging this earlier today BPH was asked to remove the posting until the official announcement is made. Needless to say it is good news in that such a major collection will be preserved and made accessible. The collection owner describes the venue as "a wonderful home".

Watch this space!  

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 27, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

World's first photograph to travel to Europe for Gernsheim show

The 'world first photograph' will be loaned, along with 119 other images and photography-related items from the Harry Ransom Center’s Gernsheim collection, to the Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany, for the exhibition The Birth of Photography-Highlights of the Helmut Gernsheim Collection. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 27, 2012 at 5:00 — No Comments

PhD Studentships: European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR) / Wales (updated)

The European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR), Newport, is offering two PhD studentships in conjunction with other partners: 

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru-National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, is offering one PhD studentship full-time maintenance grant of £13,590 plus tuition fees from September 2012 for up to 3 years. The studentship is…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 25, 2012 at 18:02 — No Comments

Aerofilms: Britain from above

English Heritage has launched a four year project aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection, those dating from 1919 to 1953.  Once conserved, they’ll be scanned into digital format and made available online for everyone to see.

More than 15,000…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 25, 2012 at 17:48 — No Comments

Peter Hingley (1951-2012)

The Royal Astronomical Society has announced the death of Peter Hingley, the Librarian at its Burlington House headquarters. Peter had an extraordinary knowledge of historical astronomical documents and will be missed by all who knew him. Although not a photographic historian per se Hingley had a detailed knowledge of photography and how it related to astronomy (see:…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 25, 2012 at 5:28 — No Comments

HRC Texas appoints new curator

The Ransom Center has appointed Jessica S. McDonald, a curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as its new chief curator of photography. McDonald begins her position at the Ransom Center in September.

As the Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, McDonald will oversee a collection that spans from the world’s…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 23, 2012 at 6:09 — No Comments

Jobs: Royal Collection, Cataloguer and paid Intern

The Royal Collection is advertising for two new positions within the photograph collection: a Cataloguer (2 year contract), and a paid Curatorial Intern position (9 months). Details are currently live on the British Monarchy website, and can be accessed via this link:…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 20, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Exclusive: British Library secures Dillwyn Llewelyn/Story-Maskelyne photographic archive

The British Library has secured the Dillwyn Llewelyn/Story-Maskelyne photographic archive which was offered to any United Kingdom institution under the government’s acceptance in lieu scheme.

The Dillwyn Llewelyn/Story-Maskelyne photographic archive is a significant addition to the Library’s collection and enhances and supports the 2006 donation of Talbot material by…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 12, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

AHRC CDA PhD Studentship: Photography and archaeology

Alfred Maudslay, Photography and the Mimetic Technologies of Archaeology: A Study in Method, Process and Effect / Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester/ British Museum, London. An AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship, starting October 2012,  covering stipend and tuition fee costs is offered within the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 9, 2012 at 9:09 — No Comments

Job: Media Space, Audience and Programme Developer

Media Space, delivered collaboratively by the Science Museum, London and the National Media Museum, Bradford, is the Science Museum’s new space for adults, opening in Spring 2013. It will present an engaging series of exhibitions, accompanied by a creative learning programme.

Media Space will allow audiences…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 7, 2012 at 5:24 — No Comments

Auction: Coburn's New York

Chiswick Auctions has a copy of Coburn's New York with a forward by H G Wells coming up on 12 June.  The detailed description is here: COBURN, Alvin Langdon (1882-1966, photographer). New York ... With a Foreword by H. G. Wells. London: Duckworth & Co., and New York: Brentano's, [1909]. Folio (408 x 308mm). Half title, 20 photogravure plates by Alvin…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 1, 2012 at 20:56 — No Comments

Birmingham: Photography, the Archive and the City

The imminent move of the city’s photographic archive to a new purpose-built facility provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the complex interrelationship between photography, the archive and the city. It is with this in mind, and informed by debates about the changing nature of photography in the digital age, that Birmingham City University and Birmingham Central…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 1, 2012 at 20:47 — No Comments

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