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

UK exports £8m worth of historic photographs

Over the period 1 May 2011-30 April 2012 1378 photographs valued at £8,671,367 were licensed for export after reference to expert advisers. These are photographs that might have been sold at auction, through a dealer or privately and which would require an export licence under the Waverley criteria.

For an Open General Export Licence the threshold for 'A…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 25, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Job: Conservator of Photographs, Bradford

The National Media Museum is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Conservator of Photographs to provide high quality interventive conservation. The post holder will be based at the National Media Museum in Bradford and will support our busy exhibition programme.

Your recognised conservation…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 25, 2012 at 5:02 — No Comments

Event: Archive Connections

Anne McNeill, Director, Impressions Gallery and Brian Liddy, Curator of Collections Access, National Media Museum will discuss the gallery's role in British photography and its connections with the museum's photographic archive. The Gallery has its own extensive - and important - photography archive which dates back to its founding in 1972.

The event will take place at…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 24, 2012 at 10:26 — No Comments

Obituary: Dr John Wall

The Reverend Dr John Wall MA FRPS died on 5 October 2012 aged 84 years. His funeral was held in Kirkbymoorside on 16 October.  John Wall compiled the pioneering Directory of British Photographic Collections which was published by The Royal Photographic Society’s National Photographic Record and Heinemann in 1977.

John Wall was born in Middlesborough in the…


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

Auction: George Harrison's camera

Bonhams is to sell Beatle George Harrison's Pentax S1a camera in an auction on 12 December 2012 in London. The camera has come from the Harrison family collection. Click…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 15, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

BBC donates 1000 objects to National Media Museum

The BBC has today announced that it is gifting its collection of almost 1,000 historical objects to the National Media Museum as part of its celebrations to mark the 90th anniversary of the BBC.

This unique collection tells the story of British broadcasting, and specifically the BBC, from its earliest pioneering days in the 1920s right up to the present moment. The…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 13, 2012 at 5:25 — No Comments

Talk: Vision and Accident, collecting and curating photography at the V&A

Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria & Albert Museum, will be at the Blau Gallery, London, on 22 November to talk about the history of how the museum’s collection was formed and how that set the pattern for current collecting. He will discuss the ‘collecting plan’ and recent collecting initiatives, as well as what catches his eye personally, what…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 12, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Event: Sight Specific: Photography and the Long Look

For Michael Collins, one of the wonders of photography is that a photograph can record and show far more than could be observed at the time and occasion of the exposure.  This is what he regards as the "long look" of photography.  Moreover, he subscribes to the understanding that, subtly or otherwise, it will reveal the nature of the engagement between the photographer and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2012 at 18:50 — No Comments

Call for Papers: The Reflexive Photographer

International submissions are invited to be included in a  forthcoming book, to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013. The book will bring together the varied ways in which reflexivity manifests itself within photography and the photograph. In this instance we are taking a broad approach to the term (as evidenced in the suggestions below), where “reflexivity” is used to…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Rejlander honoured and his grave marked

At a ceremony on 3 November Oscar Gustave Rejlander's previously unmarked grave in Kensal Green cemetery had a new stone placed upon it just in time for the 200th anniversary of his birth in 2013. 

The project has been fully funded from Woverhampton Photographic Society funds and from personal donations from members of WPS Historical Group.The project has taken…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2012 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Job: Senior Research Fellow Photographic History

The Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) at De Montfort University is seeking a dynamic and committed photographic historian specialising in twentieth century photographic history to join their…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 10, 2012 at 8:10 — No Comments

Event: Light from the Middle East: Artists in Conversation

Join artists featured in the exhibition Light from the Middle East: New Photography for a virtual exhibition tour and conversation with Dr Marta Weiss (Curator of Photographs, V&A) and Dr Venetia Porter (Curator of Islamic and Modern Art, British Museum).

Artists participating in the discussion include: Manal Al-Dowayan, Jowhara AlSaud, Abdulnasser Gharem, Nermine…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 6, 2012 at 20:26 — No Comments

Symposium: 100 years of Photography: Either/And Symposium

This year marks the centenary of the study of photography at Newport. With a number of events, projects and activities planned to celebrate the long-standing reputation of this discipline at the institution, the University is…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 2, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Media Space: opens June 2013 and details released (UPDATED)

Following on from BPH's exclusive posting, here, in early October and here in September the Science Museum has announced…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 2, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Symposium: Futureland Now

Photographers, curators and historians explore contemporary photographic practices and the post-industrial sublime on 16 and 17 November 2012. The symposium will look both forwards and backwards, surveying some of the territories of new photographic landscapes that have emerged since the late 1970s, and addressing the challenges facing photographers today.



Added by Michael Pritchard on November 1, 2012 at 19:17 — No Comments

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