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Michael Wong's Blog – December 2012 Archive (6)

Job: Co-Director, Fotomuseum Winterthur

Fotomuseum Winterthur is an international museum. It sees itself as a vibrant space for exhibitions, education and collection, dedicated to the presentation and discourse on photography and images related to photography.

Founded in 1993, Fotomuseum Winterthur sees photography as an art form as well as a documentation of reality. It presents perspectives…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 18, 2012 at 23:05 — No Comments

Job: Project Management Support Assistant National Media Museum, Bradford

Award winning, visionary and truly unique, the National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and the web. As Project Management Support Assistant, you will coordinate and support the Indian Cinema 100 project and programme of events. 

This role offers the opportunity to be right at the heart of a new programme for the Museum. You…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 18, 2012 at 23:01 — No Comments

Exhibition: Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East

In 1862, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) was sent on a four-month educational tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94). This exhibition documents his journey through the work of Bedford, the first photographer to travel on a royal tour. It explores the cultural and political significance Victorian Britain attached…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 18, 2012 at 16:54 — No Comments

Bodleian Library launches £2.2m bid to stop Fox Talbot archive going overseas (UPDATED)

It has been reported in The Guardian that a £2.25m bid has been launched this week to acquire an archive of Fox Talbot's life and work – including some of the first photographs ever taken, and the first taken by a woman. The bid, which the Bodleian hopes will attract a National Heritage Memorial Fund grant for just under half the cost, is supported by…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 13, 2012 at 7:13 — No Comments

V&A: Played in Britian

The Victoria and Albert Museum has launched a new app, called Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays, which comprises a chronological collection of photographs of 100 plays from 60 years of remarkable post-war theatre - from J. B. Priestley’s classic play An Inspector Calls (1946), to Laura Wade’s Posh (2010).

Following the death of photographer,…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 12, 2012 at 22:24 — No Comments

Video: A Brief History of Photography: Innovations in Chemistry

The history of photography is rich with chemical innovations and insights, producing hundreds of different processes to develop images in unique and often beautiful ways. But these historical images can be difficult to conserve, especially since each type of photograph requires a different preservation technique. While two photos could look very similar, they may differ…

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Added by Michael Wong on December 1, 2012 at 19:54 — No Comments

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