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Michael Pritchard's Blog – June 2013 Archive (13)

The future of the Science Museum Group

On Tuesday, 2 July at 10.30am the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee will examine the future of the Science Museum Group. 

Witness(es): Edward Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries; Ian Blatchford, Director, Science Museum Group; Tony…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 28, 2013 at 6:19 — No Comments

Job: Senior Development Executive, NMeM

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced development professional to make a significant contribution to one of the most visited museums in the North of England.

Located in the heart of Bradford – the world’s first UNESCO City of Film – The National Media Museum is home to 3.5m objects that make up the national collections of photography, cinematography and television, including the Royal Photographic Society and the BBC Heritage Collections. Through its stunning galleries,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 27, 2013 at 5:23 — No Comments

Photohistory XV - 10-12 October 2014

The world’s only continuous symposium on the history of photography: PhotoHistory XVI, will take place at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York on October 10-12, 2014, according to officials of The Photographic Historical Society who organize the triennial event.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 26, 2013 at 19:36 — No Comments

Exhibition: To Capture a Shadow - Chinese Photography

Photography from China Pre-1860, selected from the albums of Elizabeth Vacher, on show from 3 June to 27 September at Bath Royal Literary and Philosophical Institution, Bath. 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 24, 2013 at 5:57 — No Comments

National Media Museum: Possible reprieve

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has said there was 'no question' of closing any of the Science Museum Group's three northern museums, including the National Media Museum. They had been under possible threat following an interview given by Ian Blatchford, head of the SMG, in which he suggested closure of one…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 21, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

Conference: Visualising the Rural / 4-5 July

This conference aims to provide a platform for an interdisciplinary debate questioning the meaning of the contemporary rural landscape seen through photography.

Over 40 academics and artists will present papers as part of panels discussing themes such as: the question of habits…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2013 at 6:34 — No Comments

Seminar: Photographs/Pictures

‘Pictures’ is a word that has become synonymous with photographs, encompassing vernacular uses of photography, as in the library of ‘pictures’ on our mobile phones, as well as in the sense of providing a true ‘picture of events’ in the journalist context. From the 1980s, photography as ‘picture’ acquired a very…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 17, 2013 at 21:05 — No Comments

National Media Museum: Inquiry to be held

Gerry Sutcliffe, Labour MP for Bradford South, and Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley have united to secure a Select Committee inquiry into the Science Museum’s threat to the National Media Museum.

Both Mr Sutcliffe and Mr Davies are members of the Culture, Media and Sport Select…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 12, 2013 at 19:59 — No Comments

National Media Museum: Hundreds attend rally to save it

Hundreds of people have attended a rally today to save the National Media Museum in Bradford, the Bradford Telegraph and Argus reports. Speeches were made by Gerry Sutcliffe MP, George Galloway MP and Councillor David Green, Leader of Bradford Council.  See: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 8, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Job: Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection

Royal Collection Trust is a department of the Royal Household and the only one that undertakes its activities without recourse to public funds.  It incorporates a charity regulated by the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, The Royal Collection Trust, and its subsidiary…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 7, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments

Funded PhD Studentship: 2016: Media in the First World War

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD working on Media and the First World War. This studentship is one of eight fully-funded awards made by the newly-established Collaborative Doctoral Partnership managed by the Science Museum Group. The project will be supervised by Professors Jo Fox and Jonathan Long…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 6, 2013 at 21:02 — No Comments

Publication: The Photograph and The Collection: Creation, Preservation, Presentation

Richly illustrated with over 140 images, The Photograph and The Collection: Creation, Preservation, Presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the innovative - sometimes challenging and controversial - ways in which photographic collections are being created, preserved, analysed and presented today.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments

New uncertainty at the National Media Museum (Updated)

The announcement of the outcome of the government's spending review on 26 June is likely to bring further cuts to the Science Museum Group which includes Bradford's National Media Museum. A petition has been launched against closure at:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on June 5, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

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