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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…

Throughout the history of cinematography, the word ‘bioscope’ has had many meanings. In this post, our Associate Curator of Film looks at some examples from our collection and beyond.

With the 75th anniversary of VE Day taking place this week, we’ve delved into our collection to reveal some fantastic photographs of the victory celebrations in May 1945.

It may not look like an item related to the history of photography and film, but this new addition to our collection provided an early way of projecting images.

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