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Michael Pritchard's Blog – December 2012 Archive (20)

Anniversaries in 2013

In common with newspapers, radio and television at this time of year it seems appropriate to look forward to 2013...The year will see the: 

  • Thirtieth anniversary of the National Media Museum. The museum opened as the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford in 1983, with a remit to explore the art and science of the image and…

Added by Michael Pritchard on December 30, 2012 at 13:30 — 12 Comments

Conference: Unique, index, source: Investigations of the negative in photography and film / 22-23 February 2013

With the end of analogue photography, the fate of the negative material is sealed as storage of image information, the place of the visual perception is mediated digital information entered. They will remove the knowledge of the nature of the photosensitive substrate, which had as a primary medium of recording over 150 years associated with the essential…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 30, 2012 at 8:27 — No Comments

Sealy honoured

Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph: The Association for Black Photographers has been honoured by being awarded a MBE in the UK New Year Honours List 'For services to Photography'.

More information about Autograph-ABH, its exhibitions and important archive of photography can be found here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 29, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

V&A Photographs Dept news

The V&A Photographs Department has just issued its latest newsletter. It gives news of the past year, exhibitions and other activities of the curatorial staff.

Click here to read it and to subscribe: V&A…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 23, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

FORMAT - volunteers required

FORMAT13 will bring the busiest and most ambitious programme of exhibitions and events planned yet. To help realise this we are looking to form a first-class team of volunteers to help us setup and deliver the festival.

FORMAT’s success relies on the enthusiasm and hard work of a group of committed volunteers. FORMAT13 offers volunteers the invaluable experience of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 22, 2012 at 8:57 — No Comments

National Media Museum saves £250,000 but loses 9 jobs

Museums Journal reports that the National Media Museum, Bradford, has made cuts of about £250,000 in the first phase of its review of spending, which is due to complete at the end of January.  Direct changes have been made to 35 roles and nine members of staff have taken voluntary redundancy. The roles reorganised so far were from: collections; public…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 19, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Research Seminars: History of Photography

De Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre has announced its Spring term research seminars in cultures of photography. These take place on Tuesdays 4 – 6pm in the Edith Murphy Building at De Montfort University, Leicester. 

January 15th

Dr Annabella Pollen (University of Brighton) [EM 5.15]

Here Comes Everybody?…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 18, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Photographers' archives and legacy project

In partnership with Plymouth University The Royal Photographic Society is hosting a seminar on 6 February 2013 on photographers' archives and their legacy. This is one of a series of events being held in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

The event will be of particular interest to:

  • photographers with any sort of archive;
  • students and early career…

Added by Michael Pritchard on December 15, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Book: Amélina and the Talbots at Lacock

Amélina and the Talbots at Lacock is a new publication which takes extracts from the journals of Amélina Petit de Billier written between 1820 and 1835. She joined the family of W H F Talbot and remained at Lacock Abbey until her death in 1876. The volumes offer an absorbing insight in to her life with the Talbots at Lacock including both the busy social round and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 13, 2012 at 12:38 — No Comments

Job: Press Officer, National Media Museum

The post holder will make a significant contribution to the realisation of our ambition of becoming the best Museum Group in the world. They will deliver all elements of a comms campaign but will specialise in PR when appropriate. They will take specific responsibility for delivery a large number of campaigns and the Museum’s relationship with its online…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 13, 2012 at 6:00 — No Comments

Job: Communications Manager, National Media Museum

Award winning, visionary and unique, the National Media Museum holds world class collections that embrace photography, film, television, radio and the web. The museum also hosts a wide range of events, from film festivals to premieres.

We are now looking for a Communications Manager with a proven instinct for finding stories that capture the imagination of local,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 13, 2012 at 5:29 — No Comments

Job: Senior Registrar - Media Collections/Qatar Museums Authority

The Media Collections possesses one of the most outstanding and valuable photographic collections in the region and one that ranks with major collections through the world. The photographs are of exceptional quality and span from the 19th century to present. The collection includes photographs from early daguerreotypes through albums, photography - illustrated books to…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 12, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Birmingham awarded £162k for photography network

The Library of Birmingham which opens its new library building on 3 September 2013 has been awarded a major £162,000 grant by Arts Council England. It will undertake a 2 year project to create a new strategic hub and network for photography and photographers in collaboration with national and international partners. The project will be called Grain. This is the largest Grants…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 9, 2012 at 8:19 — 1 Comment

Job: Lecturer in Photography History and Theory (0.4)

The University of East London is a dynamic and rapidly expanding university in the heart of Europe’s largest regeneration area and adjacent to the site of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. UEL is in the top 10 of modern universities for research in the most recent RAE exercise.

We are seeking a new colleague to teach at all levels in the Subject Area of Cultural…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 8, 2012 at 6:27 — No Comments

Museum: Middle East gains a moving image museum

Dubai is to host a new moving image museum which is expected to open in January 2013. The space is currently being fitted out and will consist of the collection of Akram Miknas who has been assisted in the project by London-based dealer Pierre Patau.  

The space is around 400m2 in MCN Tower in the heart of TECOM Media City, Dubai.  Enas…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Research Fellowship: Ransom Center

The Ransom Center is accepting applications for its 2013–2014 research fellowships in the humanities. The application deadline is February 1, 2013. More than 50 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

Resource: SIS Bulletins

The Scientific Instrument Society has placed its first eighty-one Bulletins online, to view and download for free (for personal and non-commercial use). These cover the time period June 1984 to June 2004. An index to these Bulletins is also available. The Bulletins contain mainly crossovers with British and wider photographic history, mainly through research…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Interview: Tif Hunter and his use of Tintypes and Polaroid’s for ‘On Maltby Street 2011’

Metro Imaging is teaming up with photographers, artists, curators and individuals who work in the photography industry to produce short, three-minute documentaries and interviews for the Metro Imaging website.

The videos, produced entirely by an in-house team at Metro, include one on one dialogue to the camera and reveal an insiders view of the processes and ideas…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Job: Photographic Research & Preservation Officer

We are seeking an individual who will bring innovative new skills along with professional expertise and/or specialised postgraduate training to fulfil the full-time role of Photographic Research and Preservation Officer. Working within our Photographic Collection team, the successful candidate will provide research and client services as well as drive the preservation…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 7, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Job: Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Bradford

The National Media Museum’s diverse collections encompass some of the most significant and historically important cultural, scientific and aesthetic material in the world. As Head of Collections and Exhibitions for the National Media Museum, you will play a prominent role in creating an internationally acclaimed programme of exhibitions and events, supported by…


Added by Michael Pritchard on December 4, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

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