We’ve collected memories and stories about the EMI 2001 television camera from BBC alumni, highlighting how this iconic piece of equipment was used.
We’re home to over three million items of historical and cultural significance. Our world-class collection encompasses iconic objects and remarkable archives in the areas of photography, cinematography, television, sound and new media. Peek behind the scenes and discover some hidden treasures…
Images from an archive in our collection show how depictions of the perfect family Christmas have been used to sell products and services for decades.
Did you know that images from TV were first recorded to disc in 1927? Read on for a short history of the different ways in which television has been recorded, from mechanical to digital.
How did we get from the era of silent films to the stereo surround sound of today’s cinemas? Ewan Grainger takes a whistle-stop tour of the history of sound in film.
DARE Art Prize winner Redell Olsen writes about her work with our collection.
We worked with Why Don’t We to produce a new exhibition called My Museum and Me. Sarah explains how it all came together—even when lockdown got in the way!
Iva Dobreva takes a look at some examples of the ‘spirit photographs’ taken by William Hope in the early 20th century, and explores what they can tell us about the practice and meaning of spiritualism.
Lynn Wray, Research Fellow at the National Science and Media Museum, introduces a new research initiative, ‘Communities and Crowds’.
What do Coronation Street and University Challenge have in common? Both were filmed at the legendary Granada Studios, of course!