From the very first photographic images to the work of contemporary photographers, photography is one of our major areas of expertise and is represented throughout our collection.
A life-size cardboard cut-out of the Spice Girls might not be something you would expect to find in a museum store…
National Science and Media Museum volunteer Rosemary Cole discovers the links between photography and paintings at our Poetics of Light exhibition.
As well as people and landscapes, stereo-images were also used to capture fantastic views of the moon.
National Science and Media Museum volunteer Peter Harvey writes about how Poetics of Light proves the simplest cameras can produce some of the most atmospheric images.
You might think of 3D as brand new technology—but the surprisingly modern-looking 3D viewers in our collection date back to the late 19th century.
Large format Polaroid photographs—some more than 2m high and 1m wide—were made in an instant but offer a challenge when it comes to long-term preservation.
Wearable technology isn’t as new as you think. From 1880s portable cameras to the personal radio of the 1930s, see some intriguing examples from our collection.