Category Archives: Funding

Arts Council England Funding 2015-18

This morning the Arts Council of England have announced their funding for 'Portfolio Organisations' for the coming three years. For photography organisations in England the general picture is standstill funding or small cuts. The major victim is Photofusion who have … Continue reading

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Cuts and Consequences

Last week the Director of the Science Museum Ian Blatchford gave a press conference in which he warned that he may be forced to close one of his museums: the Museum of Industry in Manchester, The National Railway Museum in … Continue reading

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New Wave 11: Ways of Looking

I take a two-carriage toy train from Manchester across the misty Pennines to Bradford. First a quick detour to visit the National Media Museum (unfortunately a few days too early for the opening of their Tom Wood retrospective) and then … Continue reading

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New Wave 6: Brighton Photo Fringe

The office for the Brighton Photo Fringe is tucked away in the sprawling campus of the University of Sussex. Jane Noble, who I met there, was struggling with a cold but welcomed me in and told me about the festival's … Continue reading

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Media Space Update

We have received a press release about the future of the Media Space project - the National Media Museum part of the Science Museum in London. The headlines are:  - It will open June 2013. - The space 'will showcase the National … Continue reading

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Endangered Archives

Small amounts of public funding can make an enormous difference to a photographer. But there are some objectives like, for example, ‘safeguarding the documentary heritage of humankind’ that require more substantial backing. The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library … Continue reading

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The National Photographic Archive

Elizabeth Kirwan is the current curator of the National Photographic Archive which opened in 1998. When it opened the Archive consisted of a new building – designed by O'Donnell and Tuomy – into which the existing collection of the National … Continue reading

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