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V&A Photography Gallery: The Other Britain Revisited

The Victoria & Albert Museum's Photography Gallery's annual redisplay opens from 30 April 2010 and features many recent acquisitions. Accompanying this is The Other Britain Revisited: Photographs from New Society.

More here: www.vam.ac.uk/photography

Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2010 at 8:00 — No Comments

NMeM tight-lipped over funding

Amateur Photographer magazine reports that election rules mean that the National Media Museum is barred from saying whether it fears government cutbacks may scupper its plan to open a base in London.



The NMM, which is Britain's flagship photography museum, has yet to confirm whether it has been granted government funding for the project which is expected to see the creation of 1500m2 of exhibition galleries at a location in the capital yet to be named.



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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 30, 2010 at 7:19 — No Comments

NMeM seeks a Major Projects Manager

Working closely with the Senior Project Manager, you’ll lead internal and external stakeholders to ensure major projects are completed on time and budget. Whether managing external supplier contracts, overseeing the CDM process or co-ordinating the delivery of work packages, you’ll inspire project teams to buy into our vision and deliver a great standard of work.

Coming from a similar role, you’ll already have experience of working with major funding bodies, managing budgets…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 27, 2010 at 21:58 — No Comments

National Media Museum wayfaring

There is a report and assessment of Carter Wong and Bolton Signs signage work at the National Media Museum here: http://www.commarts.com/exhibit/national-media-museum.html

Added by Michael Pritchard on April 18, 2010 at 7:33 — No Comments

MA Course: Photographic History and Practice

De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, is currently recruiting students for the second year of its innovative MA programme in photographic history. The course offers a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme of study and provides a series of modules ranging from photography and theory to practical work in photographic archives.…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 15, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

NMeM seeks web content co-ordinator

Web Content Co coordinator £22,500, Bradford. Fixed term until 1st April 2012. Award winning, visionary and truly unique, the National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, with a world-leading online presence, we aim to engage, inspire and educate through comprehensive collections, innovative education programmes and a powerful yet sensitive approach to contemporary issues.

We are looking for a Web Content…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 12, 2010 at 12:19 — No Comments

George Bernard Shaw's photography collection

Man and Cameraman is a project to conserve, catalogue, digitise and promote the photographic collection of George Bernard Shaw. Shaw collected around 16,000 photographs taken by himself and others and these…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 8, 2010 at 17:54 — 1 Comment

NMeM seeks Membership Executive

Our aim is to create a museum that engages people as it evolves. Our membership scheme is an exciting part of that vision. Your role is to implement a marketing strategy that promotes Museum membership and encourages our audience to be a part of our future. Through a combination of literature, events and local business liaison, you will help to attract a diverse membership base, grow membership levels and, ultimately, generate maximum income for the Museum.

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 2, 2010 at 11:47 — No Comments

NMeM to save Fenton photograph

BPH reported that the Culture Minister had placed an export bar on a Fenton orientialist photograph sold at at auction. The Art Newspaper reports that the National Media Museum in Bradford, Britain’s main collection of photography, hopes to raise the money, and a spokeswoman told us it is “assessing potential funding opportunities”.

Pasha…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on April 1, 2010 at 12:05 — 1 Comment

Midley History of Early Photography archived

Last year BPH reported that Derek Wood's excellent website dealing with his publications and research was to close early in 2010 (click here to see the original posting). Derek Wood has emailed to say that the 'Midley History of early Photography' will now continue to be permanently available. The British Library has archived it at the UK Webarchive and it can be found here:…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 27, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

New Book: J W G Gutch (now available)

Ian Sumner has authored a book on the early British photographer J. W. G. Gutch based on five albums produced between 1856 and 1859. In search of the Picturesque. The English photographs of J. W. G. Gutch 1856/59 which is now available.



John Wheeley Gough Gutch was born in Bristol in 1808 and was involved in photography from its earliest days. A contemporary of Talbot, Gutch was experimenting with photography as early as 1841. Partially paralysed and using the… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on March 27, 2010 at 9:45 — 2 Comments

Guide to the architectural collections in the NMR

A draft guide has been published to the photographers and collections of photographs held by the National Monuments Record at English Heritage. The guide has been compiled by Ian Leith and is intended to help users with the new EH Archives website: see…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 26, 2010 at 10:35 — No Comments

And/Or Book Awards 2010

The two shortlists are announced for the 2010 And/or Book Awards, the UK’s leading prizes for books published in the fields of photography and the moving image. A winner from each category will share a prize fund of £10,000. They will be announced during an awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London, on Thursday 29 April.

The shortlisted titles for the Best Photography Book are:

  • Oil by Edward Burtynsky (Steidl)
  • Looking In: Robert Frank’s…
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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 26, 2010 at 7:27 — No Comments

NMeM: Head of Development appointed

The National Media Museum has appointed a head of development after advertising the post recently. The successful applicant will start on 29 March. Although I have been asked not able to disclose his name until then if anyone uses Twitter a suitable search may pull up the name for you...

Added by Michael Pritchard on March 15, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

NMeM: London presence - more details

More details of the requirements the Natuonal Media Museum require for its London presence have emerged which start to add shape to the project...

The National Media Museum is seeking an architectural and engineering team to undertake the design and onstruction of its London Galleries Project that consists of a suite of facilities created for a range of cultural programming, which will open in September 2012. The National Media Museum’s team of… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on March 11, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Niépce in England - a major conference

The National Media Museum, Bradford, and Getty Conservation Institute, have announced a major international conference on recent advancements in scientifi…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 9, 2010 at 21:00 — No Comments

NMeM job: Exhibitions Organiser

The National Media Museum has six floors of free galleries, including two temporary spaces. You’ll help us fill them with inspiring exhibitions by leading project teams, liaising with stakeholders and managing budgets of up to £50,000. You will plan and oversee installations, and complete all relevant admin duties, from contracts and insurance to transportation, ensuring all exhibitions are delivered on time and to the highest standard.

Coming from a similar role in a museum…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 5, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

George Shadbolt honoured

The life and work of a pioneering the nineteenth-century photographer and journal editor was commemorated at the end of February with a blue heritage plaque. George Shadbolt (1819-1901) is thought to be one of the first people to take a photograph through a microscope and recorded some of the earliest pictures of the Crouch End area, around his old home Cecile House, in

Crouch Hill. His home has since been turned into Kestrel House School which provides education for young people with…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 4, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

Fenton export bar for Crimean photograph

Culture Minister, Margaret Hodge, has placed a temporary export bar on a rare photograph by the pioneering nineteenth-century British photographer Roger Fenton. This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the photograph, titled Pasha and Bayadère, in this country.

The Minister’s ruling follows a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest, administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 3, 2010 at 20:06 — 1 Comment

Irving Penn symposium

The National Portrait Gallery is holding a symposium around its current Irving Penn Portraits exhibition. Join leading photographers and art historians discussing themes and ideas around the exhibition. Speakers include photographers Paolo Roversi and Bettina Von Zwehl, exhibition curator Magdalene Keaney, Edward Barber, Director of Fashion Photography London, College of Fashion, Virginia Heckert, curator of Irving Penn: Small Trades at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Philippe Garner,…

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Added by Michael Pritchard on March 3, 2010 at 6:30 — 1 Comment

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