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Michael Pritchard's Blog – July 2013 Archive (20)

Job: Content Developer, National Media Museum

Purpose of the Job: To research, develop and deliver content for an innovative programme of exhibitions, displays, multimedia and events.  This will include internationally significant, innovative exhibitions delivered for Media Space, working with colleagues at the Science Museum.

To ensure…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Bodleian's Talbot appeal uncovers Talbot photogenic drawings

The Bodleian Libraries' public appeal to secure the Talbot archive has led to forty-two previously unknown photogenic drawings being discovered. They have been given to the Bodleian Library.

After hearing about the Bodleian’s campaign, Noel Chanan,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Art Fund gives to Bodleian’s Talbot Appeal

Oxford, 31 July 2013 -- The Bodleian’s appeal was launched in December 2012 with an initial deadline of the end of February 2013 to raise £2.2 million pounds needed for purchasing the Archive. A significant grant of £1.2 million from the National Heritage Memorial Fund…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Musée Maison Nicéphore Niépce given national status

In July 2013, the Musée Maison Nicéphore Niépce in St Loup de Varennes - founded and exclusively financed by the Speos International Photography School since 1999 -- was nominated Maisons des illustres by the French Ministry of Culture in the presence of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2013 at 21:01 — No Comments

Barnardo's archive 'up for grabs' or destruction (UPDATE 3)

20 July: One of the oldest, extant, dedicated photographic archives in the world, the Barnardo's photographic archive, currently housed in Barkingside, East London is under threat. Following its digitisation the archive will be transferred to another organisation or will be destroyed.

Over the next few months,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 30, 2013 at 13:00 — 20 Comments

Auction: B B Turner portrait at auction (UPDATED)

An oil portrait of Benjamin Brecknell Turner is being offered by a British seller on eBay. The auction closes on 28 July. According to the auction entry Turner was was one of Britain's first photographers and a founding member in 1853 of the Photographic Society of London. 

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 27, 2013 at 6:30 — 3 Comments

Website: Andrew Paterson collection

A website has been set up to showcase photographer Andrew Paterson, whose studio was based in Inverness between 1895-1980. He was an internationally renowned, multi-award winning artist-photographer. His services were sought over several decades by many leading political and commercial figures of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 25, 2013 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Call for Papers: Publish or Perish? Scientific periodicals from 1665 to the present

To coincide with the imminent 350th anniversary of Philosophical Transactions, the world’s oldest scientific journal, The Royal Society and the AHRC research project “Publishing the Philosophical Transactions” are organising a conference, to be held at the Royal Society in March 2015, on the history of science journal publishing.  Phil.Trans. has a long association with the early history of photography.  

Publish or Perish? Scientific…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2013 at 6:51 — No Comments

Early Chinese photography collection sold

Bernard Quaritch Ltd has confirmed the acquisition by the Hong Kong based Moonchu Foundation of the Terry Bennett Collection of Early Chinese Photographynow to be known as The Moonchu Collection of Early Photography of China.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 21, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Job: Curator - Posters and Designs, British Film Institute

We are looking for a Curator to take responsibility for the BFI National Archive’s collection of posters, designs and museum objects as part of a fixed-term maternity cover post, commencing late September/early October 2013. Working as part of the BFI curatorial team you will be required to document,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2013 at 20:18 — No Comments

Publication: Country House Camera

Photography was invented by William Fox Talbot in the world of the English country house. The leisured and affluent upper classes went on to make an art form of their new toy, creating intimate portraits of stunning beauty. Their work stands as poignant testament to a way of life that has all but vanished.

With…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2013 at 19:11 — No Comments

European daguerreobase.org project moves forward

A non-profit research project named Daguerreobase launched by the Nederland’s Fotomuseum, and joined in 2009 by the Fotomuseum of Antwerp with the aim of generating as much as knowledge as possible, by identifying preserving and disclosing detailed information on daguerreotypes held in Dutch and Flemish collections. A…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 12, 2013 at 21:35 — No Comments

Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative

The Getty Conservation Institute has joined with the Arab Image Foundation, the Art Conservation Department of the University of Delaware and the Photograph Conservation Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art to form the Middle East Photograph…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 12, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

Gil Pasternak: appointed Senior Research Fellow in Photographic History

Dr Gil Pasternak has been appointed Senior Research Fellow in Photographic History at De Montfort University. He was previously at the University of Huddersfield. 

Dr Gil Pasternak studied for his Ph.D. in the History of Art Department at University College London (UCL), specialising in the theory and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 12, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Publication: History of Photography in China - third and final volume published

This book is the first extensive survey of early Chinese photographers in any language. It is profusely illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of which are published here for the first time, including a fine selection of Foochow landscapes from the studios of Lai Fong, China’s leading photographer during this…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 12, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Pioneering photographer's observatory and estate to be restored

An iconic Swansea building where a pioneering scientist took one of the earliest ever photos of the moon will soon be brought back to life. Swansea Council has signed a 25-year lease with the Penllergare Trust for the 19th Century equatorial observatory and laboratory at Penllergare Valley Woods that once…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 10, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Exhibtion: A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography will be shown at the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, from 4 February-8 June 2014. The exhibition has been curated by Associate Curator, Anne Lyden and the accompanying book includes essays from Sophie Gordon and Jennifer Green-Lewis. 

In 1839,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 9, 2013 at 9:06 — 1 Comment

The Wilson Fellowship in Photographic History: Call for Applications.

De Montfort University is pleased to announce the availability of one Wilson Fellowship for its MA in Photographic History and Practice. The Fellowship offers £5,000 toward the defrayal of tuition and other costs related to the MA, and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2013 at 19:40 — No Comments

National Media Museum: "will not close" - a report from the Select Committee (UPDATED)

In a 2½ hour session today of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee  at the Palace of Westminster on the ‘Future of the Science Group’, Ed Vaizey, under-secretary of state for Culture, Communications and Creative Industry and Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 2, 2013 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

NMeM: Vaizey / Blatchford - Museum will not be closed

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Added by Michael Pritchard on July 2, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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