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…
Discover the story of the camera used to capture Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the South Pole.
Go behind the scenes and find out how we care for our collection. Here, conservator Vanessa Torres explains how the Ellis collection of daguerreotypes was re-housed.
Annie introduces our latest acquisition: the Midas XL3 mixing console, which has toured the UK with some of the world’s biggest bands and artists.
Visiting researcher Kari Nixon writes about her work with photography journals and other material from our Kodak Collection.
Visiting researcher Ana Maria Mauad writes about her work with photographs from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in the Daily Herald archive.
Whit Friday is an important date for brass bands all over the country. To celebrate, here’s a look at images of brass bands in our archives.