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…
With research showing that many of us have taken up new forms of exercise during lockdown, we’ve searched our photography collection for the best images of exercise, sport and outdoor activities.
Caro C writes about the development of a new online exhibit, Photophonic, and how the BBC Radiophonic Workshop provided inspiration.
With more and more of us taking up cycling, we’ve delved into our collection to bring you a photographic history of the bicycle.
What do Queen, Depeche Mode and The Police have in common with Miles Davis and the soundtrack of The Terminator? The answer is in this playlist dedicated to one of the most iconic objects in our Sound Technologies collection: the Oberheim synthesizer.
An example of the Fairlight CMI, a groundbreaking synthesizer, is part of our Sound Technologies collection. Discover its history and influence on pop music through this video playlist.
Join the #SonicFriday campaign! Every Friday we will be collecting memories and stories related to music, sound and sound technologies—from your favourite soundscape to your first CD!
Read about how a discovery in our collection helped illuminate a little-known part of Bradford history: the city’s role in the introduction of free school meals.