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Michael Pritchard's Blog – September 2010 Archive (4)

NMeM under threat

The National Media Museum appears on a leaked list of public bodies under review for closure by the government. Incorrectly named as the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television the museum is directly funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as part of the National Museum of Science and Industry. Other bodies which are under review include the National Archives and eighteen other museums and galleries in the UK. The British Library is to be…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 24, 2010 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Photography 1889-1903 - journal reprint on DVD

The Optical Magic Lantern Journal and Photographic Enlarger (OMLJ) was a British trade monthly that appeared from 1889 to 1903 and had a remit covering the magic lantern and illumination through to photography and the world of early cinema. The OMLJ featured news and opinions from each of the worlds and through its correspondence and advertising pages provides a unique insight into each of these areas at an important point in their history.

The publication only…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 18, 2010 at 10:47 — No Comments

Job: NMeM Audience Researcher - Internet Gallery Project

Award winning, visionary and truly unique, the National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, we aim to engage, inspire and educate through comprehensive collections, innovative education programmes and a powerful yet sensitive approach to contemporary issues.

Audience Researcher – Internet Gallery Project


£17,500 - £18,500

It’s vital to the continued success of the organisation…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 11, 2010 at 12:01 — No Comments

NMeM may charge for entry

The Yorkshire Post reports that there is increasing speculation that the the National Media Museum may have to start charging admission. It reports that: The organisation which runs York's National Railway Museum and Bradford's National Media Museum is also "planning for a range of scenarios" and has refused to rule out changes to opening times as it waits to find out how badly the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) budget is cut in the Comprehensive Spending…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 11, 2010 at 11:25 — No Comments

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