Category Archives: Funding

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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