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Michael Pritchard's Blog – December 2014 Archive (24)

Library of Birmingham cuts threat

The Library of Birmingham Europe's largest public library and widely acclaimed for its building and public programmes is threatened as the city council looks to save money as government cuts bite. The library is planning to slash opening hours from 73 to 40 per week, cut staff numbers by 100 and will spend less on books and its activities. The Library will no longer produce…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 11, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Alvin Langdon Coburn / 13 December 2014 - 8 February 2015, Madrid

BPH member Pam Roberts has curated a ground-breaking exhibition on A L Coburn. Despite the key role that he occupies in the history of avant-garde photography, Alvin Langdon Coburn (Boston, 1882 - Wales, 1966) remains one of the least known artists of his time. This is principally due to the fact that from 1920 onwards, after he was obliged to leave London…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 6, 2014 at 18:05 — 1 Comment

Workshops: Photograph identification and conservation

West Dean College is running two workshops in 2015 dealing with photograph identification and conservation. Both are led by respected conservator Susie Clark.

Preserving historic photographs will take place on Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at the British Library. Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 6, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection

The National Media Museum's new exhibition Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection opened at Media Space last night to great acclaim from the press and those attending the opening reception.

The exhibition of some 200 photographs plus cameras and manuscript material includes photographs and images from 1826 to 2014.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on December 2, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments

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