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February 2015 Blog Posts (28)

Auction: Daguerreotype of The Monument, London

New York auction house Swann Gallery's upcoming auction of Fine Photography on 19 February 2015 includes a ninth-plate daguerreotype of The Monument in the City of London. 

The lot description is here: 

Sale 2374 Lot 3


Ninth-plate daguerreotype of London's iconic Monument to the Great Fire, at the junction of Monument Street and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 9, 2015 at 18:07 — No Comments

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, London

London's History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, at Birkbeck has a series of free seminars open to the public, taking place at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD. In addition there are a number of Master’s Bursaries and Studentships open to applicants on its…


Added by Patrizia Di Bello on February 6, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Westminster: The UK's Birthplace of Cinema

The project to restore the University of Westminster's cinema to its former glory continues and the opening is scheduled for the early summer. Shira Macleod, formerly of the Riverside Studios has been appointed as Director.

The site is where the UK's first photographic studio was opened by Richard Beard in March 1841 at the Polytechnic Institution, where…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 6, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Seminar: The Conservation of Historic and Contemporary Photographs, 25 February 2015

The Conservation of Photographs is a relatively new discipline in the cultural heritage preservation field with its beginnings in the late 1960’s early 1970’s. However, it has its roots firmly grounded in the formative years of photography as practitioners and the emergent photographic industry grappled with its inherent instability. The treatment of faults in both material…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 3, 2015 at 17:37 — 1 Comment

Exhibition: The Age of Salt: Art, Science and Early Photography

James Hyman Gallery, the UK’s leading commercial gallery for vintage 19th and 20th century photography, is pleased to present the latest in a series of monographic and thematic exhibitions addressing photographs from the earliest days of the medium. 

The Age of Salt: Art, Science and Early Photography, which is open to the public from 3 February to 6 March,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 3, 2015 at 17:33 — No Comments

Exhibition: A History of Photography: Series and Sequences

The latest V&A re-hang of the permanent collection displays focuses on the wider visions of photographers through series and sequences of images, rather than through individual photographs. The display includes photographs from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and features work by Sally Mann, Josef Sudek, Eadweard Muybridge, Lewis Baltz, Masahisa…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 3, 2015 at 17:27 — No Comments

TV: The Secret Life of Lewis Carroll (UPDATED)

With the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a new BBC TV programme examines his life and reviews his relationship with young girls. Towards the end of the programme an albumen photograph attributed to Carroll and in the collection of the Musee Cantini, Marseille, (…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 2, 2015 at 20:30 — 5 Comments

Job: Volunteer Coordinator, National Media Museum

Are you organised, professional, approachable, great at engaging a diverse range of people with new ideas and opportunities? These are the key qualities we are looking for in our Volunteer Coordinator at the National Media Museum in Bradford. You will work closely with people across the Museum to continue to develop our volunteer programme, taking a strategic approach…


Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2015 at 21:45 — No Comments

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