From albumen negatives in the 1840s to the gelatin dry plate, which was in use until the 1970s, learn about the history of glass photographic negatives.
At the National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, we explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. We aim to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future to see more, hear more, think more and do more.
Film programmer Tom Vincent explains why BIFF 2010 will include a strand of teen movies.
Robbie Cooper’s work examines the effects of increasing exposure to media, particularly online. We look at some of the issues explored in his series Immersion and Alter Ego.
March 18th sees the start of BIFF 2010—and today we can tell you who’s coming along to join us in celebrating one of Britain’s best film festivals.
A peek behind the scenes reveals how our IMAX team transfers Avatar, the largest and longest IMAX film print ever made, onto our giant screen.
King Coal is a curated collection of short films charting Britain’s coal industry from 1901 to 2004. Katy McGahan of the BFI travelled to Cubby Broccoli Cinema to introduce the films.
At the end of the first decade of the new century, how did this year’s cinema-going stack up? Did new classics emerge? Were there five new films that you just had to recommend to friends?
One Saturday in November, a group of local Brownies and Guides got the very special opportunity to spend a night at the museum.
This year’s festival was crammed with inspiring talks, workshops and films showcasing everything from traditional animation to the latest developments in videogames. Here’s a round-up.
During the past week, photographer and video artist Robbie Cooper has been filming museum visitors in preparation for his upcoming exhibition.
Famous for inventing the cinematograph and the autochrome, Auguste and Louis Lumière are among the most significant figures in film and photography history.
When photography was first introduced, a sense of wonder was tempered by disappointment that colours could not be reliably captured. The search for a solution became photography’s ‘Holy Grail’.