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Michael Wong's Blog – May 2012 Archive (7)

University of St Andrews School of Art History: 600th Anniversary PhD Studentships 1413-2013

The School of Art History possesses an international reputation for high-quality research and outstanding teaching. St Andrews is ranked as one of the top five places in the UK to study the history of art in 2011 by The GuardianIndependent and Times university guides. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 rated 75% of the research…


Added by Michael Wong on May 28, 2012 at 11:11 — No Comments

Book: The Papal Collection of Photographs in the Vatican Library

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), in cooperation with the Vatican Library, is pleased to announce the publication of a book on the previously unknown and major collection of photographs at the Vatican Library. Authored by SFMOMA's Senior Curator of Photography Sandra S. Phillips, The Papal Collection of Photographs in the…


Added by Michael Wong on May 22, 2012 at 0:13 — No Comments

Talk: Focus on: 19th Century Highlights

Discover more about the stories behind some of the hidden gems from the RIBA Library's extensive collection of unique 19th century photographs.

As part of a new series of intimate talks at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, view original material at close hand and hear from one of the curators about the role and the development of architectural photography in the second half of…


Added by Michael Wong on May 19, 2012 at 14:13 — No Comments

The Queen: Art and Image - Curator's Insight ...

Came across this in a national paper (and feeling patriotic) and thought might be useful to share the insights of the curator's thoughts behind the NPG exhibition "The Queen: Art and Image" as reported …


Added by Michael Wong on May 19, 2012 at 14:01 — No Comments

Desperately seeking a Leica 0-Series .....

Well, if you have one lurking in the attic, then you're in luck! (I'm still looking for that Chinese vase, though ....)

This is because another record has been broken at an auction held recently on 12th May 2012 by WestLicht Photographica Auction. Its latest record sale was set by a Leica Null-Serie prototype (also known by the name 0-Series), which sold for the…


Added by Michael Wong on May 15, 2012 at 22:21 — No Comments

Collecting cameras the Aussie way .....

Roger Burrows' regional Victorian home is filled with more than 700 cameras ranging from the 1800s until the 1970s. Beginning with some of the earliest cameras such as a Victorian brass and mahogany Thornton Pickard and a drop-plate box camera, his collection ends at some of the earliest digital cameras.

You can listen listen to…


Added by Michael Wong on May 15, 2012 at 22:07 — No Comments

NMeM: New blog on the block .....

The National Media Museum has recently revamped its blog giving it a fresh new look and feel, which you can check out here.

Added by Michael Wong on May 2, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

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