Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Witness(es): Edward Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries; Ian Blatchford, Director, Science Museum Group; Tony Reeves, Chief Executive, City of Bradford Metropolitan District…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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.
PhotoHistory XVI will contain a full day of presentations on the…Continue
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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 museum was likely if cuts from the government spending review were as…Continue
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Over 40 academics and artists will present papers as part of panels discussing themes such as: the question of habits and conventions of looking at rural space, rural identity,…Continue
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‘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 different meaning, and was associated with large-scale colour…Continue
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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 Committee and jointly requested an urgent special inquiry into the Science…Continue
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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: …Continue
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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 trading company, Royal Collection Enterprises…Continue
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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 (Durham University) and Colin Harding and Michael Terwey…Continue
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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.
In 21 chapters…Continue
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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:…Continue
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