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Michael Wong's Blog – November 2010 Archive (34)

Auction: Muybridge-Panorama of San Francisco

Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. San Francisco: Morse Gallery, 1877. 11-panel albumen print view, 85 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, mounted on linen… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 30, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments

Book: A photographic history of Haverfordwest 1860–1914

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Added by Michael Wong on November 29, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: In Focus - The Tree

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents In Focus: The Tree, a survey of important technological and aesthetic developments in photographic representations of trees. The latest in the In Focus series of thematic exhibitions, this presentation of nearly…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 29, 2010 at 13:50 — No Comments

Mystery camera No. 2 .....

If you were not impressed by the size of the first one, well, as the late US President Ronald Reagan would say, "You ain't seen nothing yet!"… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 29, 2010 at 11:13 — 11 Comments

2011 Summer Internships: Curatorial Photography

If the recent BPH blog on Marville was of interest to you, you're in luck!…


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Added by Michael Wong on November 28, 2010 at 23:06 — No Comments

Celebrating the Negative .....

Don't forget that this exhibition ends in a few weeks, 19th December to be exact! A collection of photographs brought together to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Fox Talbot creating the first photographic negative in Lacock in 1835.


Details can be found in this…
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Added by Michael Wong on November 28, 2010 at 23:05 — No Comments

Book: The Father Browne Yeats

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Added by Michael Wong on November 28, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Job: National Museums Scotland - Photographer (NMS10/105)

£22,465 - £25,161 per annum plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme



National Museums Scotland is one of the UK's leading museum services. Operating five museums and one of the largest multidisciplinary collections in the UK, it aims to be a world-class museums service that educates, informs and inspires. A major redevelopment and modernisation programme is currently being implemented across our organisation, including a £46… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 25, 2010 at 9:52 — No Comments

Snouck Hurgronje: Early photographs of 1885

Known as an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy (!) - Dutchman, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, (1857 - 1936) proved that he was also a pioneering photographer…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 24, 2010 at 22:01 — No Comments

The Adams Family ...

Err, not that Addams family. But three generations of photographers, starting with Walton Adams (1842-1934) co-inventor of the dry-plate process, followed by Marcus (1875-1959), photographer to two generations of the royal children between 1926 and 1956, and finally, Gilbert (1906-1996) a specialist in… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 24, 2010 at 13:39 — No Comments

Margaret Watkins: A new photo exhibition

This highly distinguished and important photographer Margaret Watkins (1884 - 1969), who died in obscurity in Glasgow, is back in the spotlight with a new exhibition focusing on Glasgow in the 1930s.



Born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1884, Watkins was active in New York in the 1920s, where she… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 24, 2010 at 12:02 — 8 Comments

Batsford Arboretum: Early photographic plates 'unearthed'

Batsford Arboretum - a jewel in the Cotswolds and home to one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. The hidden gem was a wealth of historical material discovered by Mrs Frances Toovey, granddaughter of James Gardner, who was head gardener at Batsford… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 24, 2010 at 9:38 — No Comments

Conference: Fay Godwin's Land Revisited - Mapping the Landscape

To mark the 25th anniversary of Fay Godwin's exhibition Land, the National Media Museum will be hosting a conference on Wednesday 2nd February 2011, exploring different approaches to landscape photography, with particular… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 22, 2010 at 15:04 — No Comments

Fenton saved for the nation - UPDATED

In a blog report earlier this year BPH noted that the National Media Museum was…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 21, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Raja Deen Dayal (1844–1905): The Studio Archives from the IGNCA Collection

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Added by Michael Wong on November 19, 2010 at 23:37 — No Comments

Permanent new home for Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection

The world-renowned Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection is transferring to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection - an exciting move that will create one of the… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 19, 2010 at 23:36 — No Comments

De Montfort University supports early daguerreotype research

Leicester's De Montfort University will be supporting the MA research of Brian Carr on 43 extremely rare daguerreotypes. The daguerreotypes are part of the collection of Maidstone Museum where Carr, a photography enthusiast, has been a long-standing volunteer.

The valuable collection of early photographs date back to 1851 and include stills of the King of Hawaii, his wife and the Royal entourage. They were brought to Maidstone by Julius…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 18, 2010 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

Exhibition: Portraits of Writers from 1850 to the present day

This exhibition of portraits features works taken from three Parisian collections. Photographs from the Maison de Victor Hugo collection evoke the… Continue

Added by Michael Wong on November 17, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Exhibition: Charles Marville, 1813 - 1879

The renowned 19th-century French photographer, Charles Marville, has remained a mystery for so long partly because documents that would shed light…
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Added by Michael Wong on November 17, 2010 at 18:44 — 1 Comment

Lens 6: Wales and the World - The Festival of Welsh Documentary Photography

LENS is held from 19-20 November 2010 at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, which holds the largest photographic collection in Wales (over 800,000 photographs). The collection includes the earliest surviving Welsh photograph, a daguerreotype of Margam…

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Added by Michael Wong on November 16, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

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