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Photographic Collections at the National Media Museum

The Spring 2017 edition of the Science Museum Group Journal carries two articles of interest to photographic historians. Elizabeth Edwards discusses Location, location: a polemic on photographs and institutional prac... which poses the question what are photographs doing in collections. Michael Terwey, Head of Collections and Exhibitions at the National Science and Media Museum, discusses Contexts for photography collections at the National Media Museum. In an open and direct way, he looks at the process that led to the transfer of the RPS Collection from the National Media Museum to the V&A Museum, examines some of the controversy it generated and sets it in to a wider context. 

Read them both here: http://journal.sciencemuseum.org.uk/issues/spring-2017/

Image: © Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

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