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Job: Conservator, Photographs and Paper / V&A

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art, design and performance. We enrich people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world. The Conservation Department has a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its practical work, for…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 28, 2017 at 19:08 — No Comments

V&A talks about its future plans and the RPS Collection

The Royal Photographic Society’s Historical Group held a series of talks at the V&A Museum on 25 March. One of these provided the first opportunity for the Society and the public to hear about the museum’s plans for the RPS Collection…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 26, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: Permanent Olive Edis galleries open at Cromer Museum

A new display celebrating the life and artistic legacy of Olive Edis officially opens at Cromer Museum on Wednesday 29 March, following the success of of a major exhibition at Norwich Castle. The same day a new touring exhibition, The Road to Ypres, exploring Edis’ war photography opens at the North…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 26, 2017 at 18:07 — No Comments

TV: Smile! The Nation's Family Album

Smile! The Nation's Family Album is a BBC TV documentary which was shown earlier this week looking at the family photograph album. Gil Pasternak was academic consultant and the programme aso features Colin Harding. It is available to watch on iPlayer or more freely on Youtube here: …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 20, 2017 at 7:45 — No Comments

Exclusive: National Science and Media Museum website (UPDATED)

The new National Science and Media Museum website and new branding will be revealed on the 23 March. The website holding page can be seen here: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk. BPH can also reveal that the museum's new website domain name was first registered on…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 19, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Exhibitions: Roger Mayne

There are several exhibitions of the work of British photographer Roger Mayne taking place. His vintage London and Paris photographs to be shown at Quaritch in May and will comprise small-format vintage prints, from iconic images of children playing to views of Paris photographed the year before his renowned Southam…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2017 at 14:04 — No Comments

Conference presentations: Stereo & Immersive Media 2016

BPH publicised the International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media 2016 last year. The conference organisers have made the presentations available on Youtube…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Obituary: Barry Lane (1944-2017)

Barry Lane, who has died aged 72, was the first, and only, photography officer at the Arts Council and was later Secretary-General of the Royal Photographic Society between 1995 and 2001. As a champion for photography at the Arts Council Lane played a pivotal role in supporting a new wave of emerging British…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 12, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Exclusive: National Science and Media Museum logo revealed

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 9, 2017 at 21:41 — No Comments

A new museum in Bradford: National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum is the new name of the former National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (June 1983) and National Media Museum (December 2006), according to the Guardian newspaper.

The re-named museum is due to reveals it's new…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 9, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Barry Lane (1944-2017) UPDATED

Barry Lane, who has died aged 72, was the first, and only, photography officer at the Arts Council and was later Secretary-General of the Royal Photographic Society between 1995 and 2001. As a champion for photography at the Arts Council Lane played a pivotal role in supporting and exhibiting a new wave of…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 5, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

BBC Four photography season

BBC4 has a season of photography programmes starting this coming week with a three-part series looking at the history of British photography. Other programmes will look at Harry Burton, the official photographer for Howard Carter’s Tutankhamun excavation during the 1920s; the working practices, lives…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 4, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Exhibition: People, Place and Things: Photographs from the W. W. Winter Archive / 24 March-11 June

This exhibition, at Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 24 March, explores early studio photography from 1854 onwards with a focus on the collection of W. W. Winter Studio in Derby, one of the oldest running studios in the world. Over the last 170 years the Winter photographers have recorded Derby and the people and…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 1, 2017 at 18:40 — No Comments

Job: Photographic Collections Curator / NLS

The National Library of Scotland has an extensive collection of photographic material, including loose and mounted photographs, photograph albums, slides, negatives, volumes illustrated with photographs and photographic postcards. There are several discrete photographic collections but most of the material is…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 27, 2017 at 13:26 — No Comments

PhD bursary: The Legacy of Alfred Hugh Fisher and the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC)

The Legacy of Alfred Hugh Fisher and the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC) is a PhD research scholarship including stipend and tuition fee costs offered within the Photographic History Research Centre in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University In collaboration with the Royal…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2017 at 15:20 — No Comments

Exhibition: Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s / 22 February-22 April

Making Jamaica which is open at Autograph/ABP, London, explores how a new image of Jamaica was created through photography in the late nineteenth century. More than 70 historical photographs, lantern slides and stereocards reveal the carefully constructed representation of this transitional period in…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 25, 2017 at 15:11 — No Comments

Symposium: Under the dark cloth / 8 April 2017

Under the Dark Cloth: Working with Photography Studio Archives is an International one-day symposium at QUAD, Derby, on Saturday, 8 April 2017, presented to coincide with the exhibition People, Places, and Things: the W. W. Winter’s Archive, on show at Derby Museum during Format 2017. …

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 24, 2017 at 14:06 — No Comments

Photographic Collections Network appoints staff

The newly formed Photographic Collections Network has appointed staff who will be taking the PCN forward over the next 15 months, supported by the steering committee. They are:

  • Paul Herrmann, Manager…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 20, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments

Events: Helen Muspratt, photographer

There are a number of events, talks and exhibitions taking place across the United Kingdom that include the photography of Helen Muspratt throughout 2017. 

Glasgow School of Art: 4 March - 27 May: Exhibition: Franki Raffles “Observing Women at Work”

Two of Helen Muspratt’s photographs of women…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 19, 2017 at 11:36 — No Comments

Exhibition: Shadows of War Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

Shadows of War is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Roger Fenton's pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. Fenton was already an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent by the publishers Agnew's to photograph a war that pitched Britain, France and Turkey as allies…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on February 19, 2017 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

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