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Michael Pritchard's Blog – August 2018 Archive (9)

Milteer appointed Mackinnon Collection curator

Back in May the NLS / NGS advertised for a curator (see BPH here) for the newly acquired £1 million Mackinnon Collection. The newly appointed curator is Blake Milteer who…

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Publication: Studies in Photography / Summer 2018

The Scottish Society for the History of Photography has been delivering a remarkable series of events, lectures, articles and scholarly texts on the world of historic and contemporary photography since 1986.

This issue of Studies in Photography contributes to the continuing…

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TV: On Camera: Photographers at the BBC / 29 August 2018

Drawing on the BBC's rich archive, this documentary reveals the working practices, lives and opinions of some of the greatest photographers of the last 60 years. From Norman Parkinson to David Bailey, Eve Arnold to Jane Bown, Henri Cartier-Bresson to…

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Catalogue: Victorian Work and Leisure

A recently issued catalogue from the booksellers Quaritch Victorian Work and Leisure includes a number of unusual photographs, stereocards and items of magic lantern interest. 

Click here to download: …

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Conference: Postcard Journeys: Image, Text, Media / London: 14 September 2018

Organised by Dr Stephen Putnam Hughes and Emily Stevenson, SOAS Anthropology Department, with support from the Economic and Social Research Council and the SOAS South Asia…

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Event: Vivien Leigh 3D / Bath, 13 September 2018

As part of a series of Twilight Talks at Bath's world-renowned fashion  museum Keith Lodwick, Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will share a treasure trove of 3D stereoscopic slides from the Vivien Leigh Archive.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 at 1815

£10 adults…

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Job: Conservation Manager, Paper & Photography

Tate's growing collection of Paper and Photographic artworks presents unique challenges for conservation and preservation, requiring innovative solutions.

You will lead the development of the team, supporting research and enhancing practice in standards of care. You will formulate a preservation strategy for…

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Exhibition: Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins / New York, from 19 October 2018

The New York Public Library which holds a copy at Anna Atkins' British Algae is hold an an exhibition devoted to her from 19 October 2018-17 February 2019.  Anna Atkins (1799–1871) came of age in Victorian England, a fertile…

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Blog: Researching the Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society has a long and distinguished history back to 1853. For much of its existence it has been the place where matters affecting photography’s technical development and its position as an artistic medium were debated and reported on. Its publications and membership are a key resource for…

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