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November 2016 Blog Posts (16)

Symposium - Street View: Photography in Sheffield, the UK and Beyond / 24 November

This symposium will contextualise the exhibition within the broader theme of street photography and the long-term development of photography in Sheffield. It also aims to emphasise the importance of UK-wide photography networks to continued development and research in the field. The symposium will offer the first chance to find out about the Photographic Collections Network.…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 21, 2016 at 7:52 — No Comments

Hyman Collection to be lost from Britain?

The Art Newspaper carries a fascinating Q&A with James Hyman where he talks about the 3000 strong Claire and James Hyman Collection of photography collectionand what might happen to it in the future, He makes a strident, but reasonable, call for a senior curator of British photography at Tate Britain to compliment Simon Baker, curator of international…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 16, 2016 at 16:48 — 1 Comment

Job: Collections and Exhibitions Assistant, Bradford

If you have excellent organisational skills and you're looking for an exciting and unique place to work this role could be for you. Using your skills in administration and ability to work in a team you will provide support to the Collections and Exhibitions department at the National Media Museum.

The team consists of curators, archivists and exhibition and events…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 16, 2016 at 7:22 — No Comments

Research and publication: Continuously-recording camera invented in 1845

Details of the first successful camera for continuous recording have recently been published.  When Sir Francis Ronalds became Director of the Kew Observatory in 1842, he decided to ease the load on observers by creating a camera that would capture the minute-by-minute variations of a scientific instrument through the day and night.  By early 1846, different cameras were…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 14, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Fox Talbot museum acquires James Fenton collection

A collection of early photographic technology and images is being transferred from the British Film Institute to the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock in Wiltshire, thanks to a £36,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and support from Art Council England’s Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Materials (PRISM) fund.

The collection comprises hundreds of…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 11, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments

Auction: Fox Talbot photograph discovered in Mundy family album at Sotheby's London

A new photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot has been discovered in an album brought to Sotheby's for valuation. The early photogenic drawing shows a negative of a fern. Also in the album is a faded photograph showing a print which is signed by Talbot and dated 1839. 

The album also contains watercolours and drawings by members of Talbot's wife's family and…


Added by Richard Fattorini on November 8, 2016 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

cfp: Under the dark cloth: Working with historic photography studio archives / 8 April 2017

A call for papers for a one-day symposium at Quad, Derby, to be held on Saturday, 8 April 2017 has been made. The symposium is being presented to coincide with the exhibition People, Places, and Faces: the W. W. Winter’s Archive, curated by Greg Hobson, which will be shown at Derby Museum during Format 2017. The symposium…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 6, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Eastman Collections online

The George Eastman Museum has launched a new platform that allows public online access to more than 250,000 objects from its world-class collections at Objects from the museum’s photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections are now searchable, and more objects from the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 6, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Job: STEM Ambassador Hub Co-ordinator, National Media Museum, Bradford

Are you passionate about delivering excellent customer service and providing second to none administrative support? Would you love to be part of a team working to ensure the next generation of young people are engaged and inspired in the role of Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and careers in the world around them? 

We are looking for a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 18:01 — No Comments

Course: Preserving Historic Photographs / 10 May 2017

Photographic collections are found in libraries, archives and museums all over the world. Their sensitivity to environmental conditions, and the speed with which images can deteriorate present special challenges.

This one day training session is led by Susie Clark, accredited photographic conservator. It is aimed at those with responsibility for the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:36 — No Comments

BBC4 to celebrate British photography

BBC Four invites audiences to share in a celebration of British Photography with Britain in Focus, a season of programmes exploring the UK through the lens. The BBC are looking for photo-fanatics to submit their own photographic memories for a documentary looking at the family photograph and the story of the cameras which defined each generation's favourite family…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:33 — No Comments

Exhibition: Qing Dynasty Shanghai: The Photographs of William Saunders / 4-12 November, London

Life in Qing Dynasty Shanghai: The Photographs of William Saunders features a selection of over 35 original 19th-century albumen silver prints, many hand-colored, by William Saunders from the Stephan Loewentheil Historical Photography of China Collection. This exhibition, at the China Exchange, Soho, is curated by Stacey Lambrow is the first public exhibition…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Job: Senior Marketing Executive, NMeM, Bradford

Could you use your creativity and clear-thinking to deliver marketing that brings thousands of visitors through the Museum's doors? We're looking for a Senior Marketing Executive to take the lead on marketing some of our most important and exciting projects. You'll have a really solid grounding in marketing with experience of digital and you'll have a track record for…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Interview: The NMeM's Jo Quinton-Tulloch

The Bradford Review has conducted a wide-ranging interview with Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Media Museum, Bradford. It discusses some of the changes taking place at the museum. 

See the interview here: …


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:24 — No Comments

PhD Studentship in Historic Photographic Collections / Maurice Broomfield archive

The University of Newcastle in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum if offering a doctoral project which will research new ways of curating and interpreting institutional historic photographic collections in the digital realm. The project aims to explore how digital and transmedial interpretation and…


Added by Michael Pritchard on November 5, 2016 at 17:17 — No Comments

Research; Julia Margaret Cameron's Idylls of the King, A question about Enid.

I have a question about this albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron from her illustrations of Tennyson's Idyll of the King. Many years ago, I was offered my pick of several illustrations from the Idylls, I chose this image, "And Enid Sang", as I felt that it was a beautiful stand-alone image, it was in the best shape, and I thought that it was a great example of Cameron's…


Added by David McGreevy on November 1, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments

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