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Mention was made here last year of a major project to revamp the National Media Museum's signage and foyer area. This work which cost around £350,000 is now complete. Click here for details of the original report:Continue
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This exhibition was the idea of David Price (1945-2008), known to his friends as Dai. David was a Flintshire based photography enthusiast and member of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain.
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As Tim Burton's new film, based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, hits the UK cinema screens, the National Media Museum, Bradford will be celebrating it by holding special Hidden Treasure Tours on Saturday 6th & 13th March, Sunday 7th &14th March. You will be able to see photographs taken by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) of Alice Liddell who inspired the character of Alice in these tours.
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After more than 150 years the British Journal of Photography is to cease weekly publication and will return to being a monthly. Established in 1854 as a monthly, the BJ went fortnightly in 1857 and then weekly in 1864. The 3 March 2010 issue will be the first of a redsigned monthly magazine. The move leaves Amateur Photographer (established 1884) as the only weekly British photographic magazine.
Changing market conditions and the growth of the internet have…Continue
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The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has published its latest survey of UK museum and gallery visitor numbers. In 2009 the National Media Museum, Bradford, saw 613,923 visitors - a decline of 18 per cent on 2008. The 2008 figure was 745,857 which had been a 4 per cent rise on 2007. Many other museums and galleries - especially those with free admission like the NMeM - had seen a boost to their numbers with the public turning to free activities due to the recession.…Continue
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Richard Morris a descendent through his wife's family of John Dillwyn Llewellyn provides details of a series of events to celebrate the bicentenary of his birth in 1810.
12 January 2010 - Bicentenary of the birth of John Dillwyn Llewelyn (b. 12 Jan 1810)
5 February - Launch of the Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn Diaries online, a new resource of the Swansea University Library Historical…Continue
The annual re-display which opens on Friday, 14 May will present some of the new works and will focus on showcasing photographs from the Collection dating from the 1970s to today. The exhibition will be…Continue
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A friend, while playing with her sister in the Loft of there home - the Old Parsonage in the early 1950's - discovered many glass photographic plates taken by the Victorian Photographer, the Reverend Montague 'Monty' Bird.
He was a fine and enthusiastic photographer and pioneer motoring enthusiast - who took many images of local events and characters ....... and specialised in humorous PhotoMontages (skeleton dinner parties/ winged car flying over the Rectory (somewhat pre dated…
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The fifth annual Annan Lecture will be given by Joe Mulholland, who tells the extraordinary story of the highly distinguished and important photographer Margaret Watkins, who died in obscurity in Glasgow in 1969. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1884, Watkins was active in New York in the 1920s, where she had a studio in Greenwich Village and worked with Clarence White and the other great photographers of the period including Stieglitz and Strand. Her… Continue
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Mention was made previously of this exhibition which is on at theMetropolitan Museum in New York. A member has posted a wonderful example of photocollage on this site here: http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/unusual-family-album. There is a useful review of the show on the blog Gallery Crawl which is reproduced below. For those in the UK the catalogue is available on…Continue
The Derby Evening telegraph has now picked up on the 'Victorian stereoviews and forensic science' story.
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Those of you who live in the East Midlands and receive ITV Central News will have the opportunity to see me being interviewed in a piece due to be broadcast on Monday evening (15th February). This stems from some work I have mentioned here before, where I worked with a forensic…Continue
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The University of Southampton has launched a major fundraising campaign to acquire a key collection of manuscripts that span major political and historical events of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.