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National Photography Symposium / 20-22 April 2016

Now in its seventh edition, NPS 2016 is organised this year in partnership with FORMAT International Photography Festival off year and QUAD. It explores three main themes: new online photographic communities that are revolutionising learning and showing of work; the challenges of making – and forgetting – visual history in an age when everything is recorded. It takes place in Derby from 20-22 April. 

On Friday, 22 April the NPS will examine the decision by the National Media Museum (NMeM) in Bradford to transfer a major part of the National Photography Collection, including the Royal Photographic Society Collection, to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and the consequences and possibilities this opens up. For the fist time since the announcement, representatives from principal parties involved, the NMeM, the V&A and the RPS, will be present.

Confirmed speakers for the day are:

Michael Terwey, Head of Collections & Exhibitions at the National Media Museum
Martin Barnes, Senior Curator, Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum
Michael Pritchard, Director-General of The Royal Photographic Society
Colin Ford, first director of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery, Bradford
Francis Hodgson, Professor in the Culture of Photography, University of Brighton
Jo Booth, artist and researcher

In addition Graham Harrison, Sarah Fisher and Paul Herrmann will take part.

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