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Resource: World's largest photographic archive of sugar-fed young Australians

There are always crumbs of information about photographs to be had in strange places, most recently in an article in the Guardian about this book The Biscuit: the History of a Very British…See More
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Photograph on new 50 pence piece

It's interesting to see that a photograph is celebrated on a new UK coin.This week marks the centenary of the birth of Rosalind Franklin, whose Photograph 51 could be seen as one of the most significant of the 20th century, as it was key to working out the structure of DNA.To celebrate Rosalind's centenary, it is her photograph - Photograph 51 - that appears on the new 50…See More
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Resource: World's largest photographic archive of sugar-fed young Australians

There are always crumbs of information about photographs to be had in strange places, most recently in an article in the Guardian about this book The Biscuit: the History…

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Posted on October 19, 2020 at 7:30

Photograph on new 50 pence piece

It's interesting to see that a photograph is celebrated on a new UK coin.

This week marks the centenary of the birth of Rosalind Franklin, whose Photograph 51 could be seen as one of the most significant of the 20th century, as it was key to working out the structure of DNA.

To celebrate Rosalind's centenary, it is her photograph - Photograph 51…

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Posted on July 21, 2020 at 10:00

Royal Mail criticised for D-Day stamp mix-up

Royal Mail has withdrawn a stamp design marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day - after BBC News pointed out it showed US troops landing in what was Dutch New Guinea, nearly 8,500 miles from France.

For the full article see…

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Posted on December 30, 2018 at 4:00

Seminar. From illustration to evidence in native title: the potential of photographs / 12 September

By working with photographs from the collections of museums and libraries, Michael Aird is testing whether historical photographs can become substantial evidence of Australian Aboriginal connections with land and place. He is studying images and combines archival research to contextualize how photographs can serve as more than illustrations, but they can also demonstrate historical continuities and change as well as connections to country over time. Who are the people featured in…

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Posted on August 6, 2018 at 1:00

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At 13:11 on October 16, 2014, Roger Taylor said…

Dear Joanna - only just picked up your request - apologies - but here I am having just completed the Linnaeus Tripe exhibition & catalogue. This opened at the National Gallery DC in September and will move to the Met and V&A in due course.

An eventful year marked by a triple bypass in April which went well and has me feeling better and with more energy than ever.

I hope you well and as busy as you need.

Roger 

 
 
 

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