Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
To truly lead our curatorial department, build our research profile, develop our collections and deliver content for an ambitious 'masterplan', we are looking for a Head Curator to join us at the National Science and Media Museum (NSMM), in Bradford, on a permanent basis.
In this role, you will champion your team to realise our ambitions to…
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 31, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments
This is not simply another colloquium about African photography within the field of visual studies. It is concerned with the question of how histories are written or assembled, and the materials that are drawn upon to narrate or analyse the past of the African continent, and the relationships between them. The…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 25, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments
The University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division will be hosting a conference on Stereo Photography from 18-19 October, 2018 in conjunction with the St Andrews Photography Festival 2018: (Stereo)Views of Scotland.
The topics are broad reaching and will cover both the historic as well as the contemporary; from the rivalry between Sir David Brewster and…Continue
The V&A Museum has released details of forthcoming exhibitions which include a number of photography shows, although many of the other highlights will include photography.Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 23, 2018 at 19:38 — No Comments
Across Science Museum Group, our curatorial team are committed to inspiring futures by sustaining and growing our world-class collection and delivering a creative and bold programme of outputs including exhibitions, galleries, events and online narratives.
To support this vision, we are looking for an Associate Curator of Broadcast and Television to join us in at the…Continue
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The National Trust for Scotland is inviting papers for the first Morton Photography Symposium, to be held on Tuesday 9 April, 2019 at Broughton House & Garden, Kirkcudbright: The Camera, Social Networks and The Inaccessible, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. This symposium is inspired by a collection of photographs held at…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2018 at 20:17 — No Comments
He may be best known as the guitarist for legendary band Queen but Brian May will visit Aberdeen in August to celebrate the work of another great who rose to fame thanks to a very different royal connection.
The musician and song writer will appear at the University of Aberdeen in his capacity as photographic historian and Director of The London…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 18, 2018 at 20:09 — No Comments
At the National Science and Media Museum, Insight is our unique collections facility, a 'treasure-trove' of over 26,000 library, archive and image collections. As a large, informal, learning centrethat is truly open to all, our information ignites curiosity, enhancing the visitor…Continue
Special Auction Services auction of Fine Photographica on 17 July includes the Mervyn Heard collection of magic lantern slides, optical toys and stereoscopy.Also included are photographs and cameras. A respected collector and scholar of the popular visual culture and and the lantern Heard died last year.
The catalogue is available here:…Continue
We are seeking an Assistant Curator to work in the Word & Image Department for 12 months. You will have responsibility for assisting with projects connected to the museum’s important and growing collection of fashion photographs. As a member of a curatorial team, an Assistant Curator provides curatorial support to the museum’s Collections departments and to museum…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 13, 2018 at 6:08 — No Comments
This new publication by Robin Ansell, Allan Collier and Phil Nichols is not just a dating guide to old photographs, but is also a celebration of Somerset’s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers. It will appeal to family, local, social and photographic historians, including collectors, as a reliable and indispensable reference…Continue
Photoworks seeks to appoint a Curator. This post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to work with the new Director to help shape the curatorial programme. Within the first six months of taking up the post, the successful candidate will help deliver Brighton Photo Biennial and …Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2018 at 12:37 — No Comments
For the last year or so a group of volunteers have been doing a stock-take of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science (PSNS) library held in Perth Museum. This is prior to the closure of the museum and removal of its contents to a new collection store to be built as part of Perth and Kinross Council’s proposed cultural programme with the redevelopment of the City…Continue
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The process also features in the Photofusion exhibition Growing Concerns. This unique body of work focuses on the subject of migration, making the link between the…Continue
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The Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg and the Hasselblad Foundation have a long-term partnership for the purpose of supporting the development of critical study and research on photography. As part of this shared programme of work, we are now seeking applications from photo-based artists, photo historians, art historians and practioners in cognate disciplines,…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 8, 2018 at 11:57 — No Comments
With support from Art Fund, the Victoria and Albert Museum runs a programme to help the development of curatorial expertise in the art and culture of photography, working with regional museum partners. The programme has been in place since 2014, and has resulted in collaborations with Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Museums Sheffield. The curatorial…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 6, 2018 at 21:07 — No Comments
Over the last 4 years the National Library of Wales has worked with Wikimedia to provide open access to more than 10,000 public domain images. These include the Welsh Landscape Collection, photographs, maps and manuscripts. This partnership has led to more than 455 million views of Wikipedia articles containing National Library images to date.
Images Now the Library is…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on July 2, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments