Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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Conserving the Archive

A photographic archive serves to preserve collections of photographs. Inevitably one of its responsibilities is therefore to conserve those pictures. In 2001 Elizabeth Martin and Martin Barnes of the V&A wrote an article for Source about the underlying conservation challenges that face … 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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A Technical Matter

On Sunday I was at Photo Fest Ireland the annual get-together of those searching for the latest cameras, printing papers, albums or framing options with an emphasis on technical solutions to photographic problems. I had been at the Source stand … Continue reading

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Photo Forum UK

In March of 2011 a group of people from different photography organisations met in Bradford to talk about 'Networks and collaborations'. This was convened by, among other people, Anne Mcneill, the Director of Impressions Gallery who said it was partly … Continue reading

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