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.
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…
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!
The extension of our exhibition about Robert Paul allowed us to investigate an interesting object rediscovered in the museum’s collection.
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.