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Michael Pritchard's Blog – August 2012 Archive (15)

Booklet: Hurter and Driffield

Ron Callender has published a small illustrated booklet Mr Driffield and Dr Hurter. Their lives & times in pictures. The booklet provides a useful summary of their lives and work. The booklet is available from Ron Callender for £4.50 including postage. Email: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 30, 2012 at 20:29 — No Comments

Jobs: Media Space - Associate Curator (2)

Are you an art curator looking to join a cross-discipline team exploring and questioning science, technology and visual media? The Science Museum Group is looking for two motivated individuals with experience of researching, developing and delivering artist-led exhibitions, events and participatory projects for adult…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 29, 2012 at 5:00 — No Comments

NPG allows free non commercial use of images

The National Portrait Gallery is to allow free downloads and non-commercial use of its images, reports Museums JournalThe change means that more than 53,000 low-resolution images are now available free of charge to non-commercial users through a standard …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 23, 2012 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Britain Then and Now

A new 60-minute documentary for ITV1 follows the residents of one East London street as they attempt to turn back the clock and re-enact a street party held for the Coronation to the last detail. Part of the programme recreated Picture Post photographer John Chillingworth's 1953 classic…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 23, 2012 at 11:02 — No Comments

Scanning and archive equipment

Special Auction Services is to offer equipment from an archive and library digitisation business which includes an ICAM Guardian book table (see: http://www.icamarchive.co.uk/Gardian1.htm) which originally cost £14,000 and is being offered with an…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 19, 2012 at 18:19 — 1 Comment

Book: Scottish Studio Photographers to 1914

The Scottish Record Society has published D. Richard Torrance's Scottish Studio Photographers to 1914 and workers in the Scottish photographic industry (ISSN 01439448). The two-volume case bound books total some 850 pages. There is a useful introduction to the research in volume 1. The set costs £20 plus…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2012 at 13:59 — No Comments

Exhibition: everything was moving: photography from the 60s and 70s

This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th Century. everything was moving: photography from the 60s and 70s tells a history of photography, through…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Essay: The Bristol Black Archives Project

Instant Coffees Photography Screening has published its latest catalogue with the highlights of its seventh season including an essay by Gavin Maitland MA titled: ‘These Museumy Emblems of Others’: Against the Colonial Museum, Toward Commemoration. writing about photography archives as alive museums.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 18, 2012 at 9:06 — No Comments

Obituary: Martine Franck (1938-2012)

The sad news is being  reported - and now confirmed by AP wire services - that Martine Franck, second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson, and a Magnum photographer in her own right died yesterday afternoon. Franck was President of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation. There are some biographical details on the Magnum Photos website: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 17, 2012 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

eBook: Old Japanese Photographs: Collectors’ Data Guide

If you are interested in the field of Japanese photographs as a collector, researcher, dealer, curator or auction house then this book is, quite simply, indispensable. The author has written on and researched the subject for many years and has brought together in one volume the results of exciting new research…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2012 at 6:39 — 1 Comment

Glasgow: The Blueprint Project February 2013

During the month of February 2013 a Heritage Trail for the public around four major archives in Glasgow and the River-side Museum has been organised by participating partners in the Blueprint project. These visits will complement three coordinated exhibitions at Glasgow’s Trongate 103 visual art centre which focus…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Book: Early New Zealand Photography

We are all participants in an increasingly visual culture, yet we rarely give thought to the ways that photographs shape our experience and understanding of the world and historical past. This book looks at a range of New Zealand photographs up to 1918 and analyses them as photo-objects, considering how they were…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 16, 2012 at 6:30 — 2 Comments

Jobs: National Media Museum - Explainers

Your confidence, customer focus and excellent presentation skills could help visitors get even more out of their day at the National Media Museum!  Working across ten galleries, including our changing temporary exhibitions, you'll deliver a range of engaging and educational…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 10, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: The Colonial Eye. Early Portrait Photography in India

Christopher Penn writes...There is an interesting and beautifully displayed exhibition of photography - largely portraiture - from India in the nineteenth century running now in the Art Library for Photography in Berlin. Among other works it includes four Samuel Bournes, nine Bourne and Shepherds and eight Penns…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 7, 2012 at 20:53 — No Comments

Niépce plates nearing public display

The National Media Museum held a conference in 2010 to present new research into three Niépce plates dating from c1826 from The Royal Photographic Society's Collection which is held at the museum (see: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on August 7, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

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