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Michael Pritchard's Blog – January 2012 Archive (11)

Francis Frith showcased on BBC Television in March

BBC Two Daytime has commissioned Reef Television to produce Britain's First Photo Album, a 10x30-minute series on the extraordinary achievement of Francis Frith, the pioneer Victorian photographer who embarked upon a colossal project to photograph as much of the United Kingdom as possible during the second half of the 19th century. The series…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 31, 2012 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Photographers' Gallery to re-open 19 May 2012

Designed by award-winning Irish architects O'Donnnell + Tuomey, the building features three dedicated floors of gallery spaces. By doubling the exhibition area we will be able to showcase established and high-profile artists alongside emerging photographic talent from around the world.

Situated at the heart of the building is the education floor, which will host a…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 30, 2012 at 21:21 — No Comments

NMeM Insight re-opens

As many researchers and museum visitors will be aware the National Media Museum's Insight research centre has been closed while the Collections were reorganised. Insight has just re-opened. Brian Liddy, Curator of Collections Access, explains what has happened - and why it needed to happen...

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 27, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Museum excited by 'walking' photographs

The Star newspaper reports on Simon Robinson's collection of photographs taken by street photographers which is 'exciting' officials at the National Media Museum which is organising an exhibition on them in 2012. A book is also being published.

Simon Robinson had been collecting old photos for more than three decades when, two years ago, his sister noticed…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 25, 2012 at 19:37 — No Comments

NMeM appoints agency to help launch new Life Online Gallery

Brass, a Leeds-based marketing agency, has been appointed by the National Media Museum to help it launch and attract visitors to the museum new gallery called Life Online which will open in March 2012..

Life Online will be the world's first gallery to explore the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet and web. It will trace the history of the…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 21, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

MediaSpace preparatory work to start

The National Media Museum's London presence, MediaSpace, at the Science Museum moves a step closer. A contract has been issued for preparatory works at the Science Museum:

  • Enabling works contract - located at Science Museum London.
  • Reconfiguration of 4 existing galleries on 2nd floor of Museum.
  • Erecting hoardings.
  • Demolition of existing walls and removal of existing steel mezzanine structure.
  • Removal of existing false ceiling.
  • Strip…

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 20, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Job: Corporate Information & Enquiries Officer: NMeM

Purpose of the Job

Delivers day to day records and enquiries management duties including:

•efficient processing of enquiries;

•facilitation of retention of corporate information held in paper and electronic records current and closed;

• facilitation of compliance with regulatory and legal requirements and information rights legislation across NMSI; and

•provision of advice and easy and appropriate access to information for internal and external…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 16, 2012 at 17:38 — No Comments

Courtauld research seminars

Below are details of the Courtauld spring term programme for the Research Seminars which relate to photography Seminars are free and open to all. They will be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN – unless stated otherwise.

  • Monday 9 January – Sylwia Serafinowicz (The Courtauld Institute of Art): Photography and Temporality at…

Added by Michael Pritchard on January 15, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

NMeM internet gallery: works starts

The National Media Museum in Bradford has started work on the world's first gallery to explore the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet and the web. Set to open on 30 March 2012 the gallery will be the first in the world to link the history of the internet with its impact on how we live our lives.

The gallery will bring together historically…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 7, 2012 at 8:51 — No Comments

Studentship in arts, film, photography and cultural criticism

A number of full-time University of Westminster Studentships are available to candidates with either Home or Overseas fee status in any area of Arts, Film, Photography and Cultural Criticism starting in September 2012. The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is a leading centre for research across the disciplines of visual arts, photography, film and digital media. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise CREAM was rated 20% 4*, 55% 3*, 25% 2*. The Times Higher…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 4, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Event: The History of Astronomical Imaging

Of all the sciences it is arguable that images have played the greatest role in astronomy, both for the professional and for the interested public. This discussion meeting will consider both the history and technology of imaging in the era of the telescope, and the implication of representing physical phenomena by images created by visualisation techniques, particularly where the radiation is invisible to the eye. Capability and limitations will be traced from drawing and painting, through…


Added by Michael Pritchard on January 4, 2012 at 7:20 — No Comments

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