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As reported here (http://tinyurl.com/d3e4mbn) a benefit auction is being held to raise funds for the National Media Museum's Media Space. Just released are details and the first artist's concept drawing of the space located within the Science Museum, London.
In Spring 2013 the Science Museum and the National Media Museum will together open MEDIA SPACE: a bold and exciting new space in London that will present, celebrate and debate the past, present and future of media in its myriad forms.
Consisting of a breathtaking gallery surrounded by cultural spaces for display and participation, MEDIA SPACE will be a unique environment where artists and practitioners, independent thinkers, pioneers, innovators and agenda-setters will mix across the arts, sciences and creative industries.
MEDIA SPACE will be a showcase for the unrivalled National Media Collections in photography, as well as cinematography and broadcast technology, and an arena where audiences will experimentally and critically engage with how new technologies have impacted on today’s creative industries.
A new space for adult audiences at the Science Museum, MEDIA SPACE will contain:
■ A striking 640 m2 gallery space for major photography and media art exhibitions, both drawn from our own collections and international touring shows
■ A versatile studio space that will play host to screenings, conferences, live events and installations
■ A stylish contemporary destination café/bar MEDIA SPACE will:
...add to the current critical mass around photography in the capital, complementing the work of our peer institutions Tate, the V&A and The Photographers’ Gallery.
...make a profound contribution to the cultural landscape of London and the UK through its ambitious programme, creative partnerships and innovative online presence.
...increase access to the world-class National Media Collection, housed at the National Media Museum in Yorkshire.
...position the Science Museum at the forefront of creating and engaging with innovative ideas around science and new technologies in publishing, digital, broadcast, film, and lens-based media and photography.
MEDIA SPACE has already received generous support from Virgin Media, the Dana and Albert R Broccoli Foundation and a number of other donors.
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