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Michael Pritchard's Blog – September 2013 Archive (10)

Auction: Newly discovered album compiled by Julia Margaret Cameron

Sotheby’s has announced the discovery of a previously unknown album of photographs by the foremost female pioneer of nineteenth century portrait photography, Julia Margaret Cameron.

The album - known as The Valentine Prinsep Album -  of 32 large scale portrait photographs - containing images of leading Victorian celebrities and two unrecorded photographs - represents a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 27, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Media Space: Francis Hodgson on Tony Ray-Jones and Media Space

Photomonitor publishes a thoughtful review of Media Space's opening show from Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Hodgson introduces his exhibition review with some considered thoughts on Media Space. Commenting on the opening '[The Science Museum] has at last opened its exhibition space specifically devoted to showing the priceless and largely inaccessible…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 25, 2013 at 6:57 — No Comments

Malcolm Daniel to move to MFA, Houston

The Museum of Fine Art, Houston's world-renowned photography department will have a new curator by the end of the year. Malcolm Daniel is the long-standing and highly-respected curator of photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and will move to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he will replace Anne Tucker who…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 22, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Publications: Stefan Lorant - two new publications

Two new publications on Stefan Lorant are published on 1 October in hardback editions. Paperback editions will follow early in 2014. 

  • Stefan Lorant: Never a Dull Moment  /  Michael Hallett

    The biography, Stefan Lorant: Godfather of…

Added by Michael Pritchard on September 22, 2013 at 18:50 — No Comments

Workshop/conference: Platinum and Palladium Photography (UPDATED)

This event consists of a symposium, workshop, and tours, 21-24 October 2014, in Washington, DC. Organised by the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Institution this event will look at the technical and aesthetic history of these two processes, the chemistry and connoisseurship. More information and details of the programme will be published later.



Added by Michael Pritchard on September 22, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Publication: The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes

The Getty Conservation Institute has started to release an important new resource for photographic historians and conservators. The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes is intended for practicing photograph conservators, curators, art historians, archivists, library professionals, and anyone responsible for the care of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2013 at 9:14 — No Comments

Media Space: Opening coverage

Following yesterday's Media Space press call there has been plenty of coverage of the space at London's Science Museum.  Chris Derwent of the Art Fund Review provides a historical survey of the demand for a photography…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 21, 2013 at 7:35 — No Comments

FIRST PICTURES: Media Space opens

At a special gathering 1000 guests attended the long-awaited opening of Media Space, previously the NMeM's London presence, at London's Science Museum. The new space is a joint venture between the Science Museum and National Media Museum. At the opening ceremony Michael G Wilson OBE alluded to the tortuous history that had culminated in last night's opening. He described the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 20, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Lewis Morley archive to go to National Media Museum, Bradford (UPDATED)

The National Media Museum in Bradford is in final stages of acquiring tens of thousands of photographs and personal papers from the acclaimed British photographer Lewis Morley. Morley died at the age of 88, at his home in Sydney, Australia, recently and members of his family are carrying out his wish that his images and papers be made available…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 15, 2013 at 5:57 — No Comments

Media Space: design

The week before Media Space is due to open to the public Design Week reports that Ben Kelly Design has created the new Media Space gallery, with an identity by Graphic Thought Facility.

According to Ben Kelly Design, it aims to provide a ‘a democratic space that encourages information sharing, and it provides an evolving forum that responds to and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on September 13, 2013 at 5:28 — No Comments

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