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Paul Goodman leaves the National Media Museum

Paul Goodman, Head of Collections Projects, at the National Media Museum , Bradford, left the museum on 23 December 2014, following a restructuring of staff posts. Goodman had been responsible for leading on specific major collections-related activities.These had included managing the museum's three recent large acquisitions: the Impressions Gallery collection, the Ray Harryhausen archive and the Lewis Morley archive,. In addition he had been responsible for a digitisation programme of the Royal Photographic Society Collection which is held at the museum. He also oversaw the museum's collaborative conservation project with the Getty Conservation Institute.

Paul Goodman had been at the museum since 1990 when he joined as Registrar and he had held a series of jobs during his career there including managing the museum as part of a three-person team following the departure of the previous Head, Colin Philpott. 

  • 1983 - 1990: Assistant Curator, Transport, Science Museum
  • 1990 - 2003: Registrar, National Media Museum
  • 2003 - 2007: Acting Head of Collections, National Media Museum
  • 2007 - 2012: Head of Collections (& Knowledge), National Media Museum
  • 2013 - 2014: Head of Collections, Projects, National Media Museum

During his career at the museum Goodman managed a number of significant acquisitions including The Royal Photographic Society Collection in 2002 and the BBC Collection in 2012. In addition to his work at the museum he is founder Trustee of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and he is serves on the board of the Chambre-Hardman Photography Collection in Liverpool.

He received a the Royal Photographic Society's Colin Ford Award in 2003. 

At the time of writing he was unavailable for comment. 

Image: © Michael Pritchard. Paul Goodman, April 2014.

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