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.
DARE Art Prize winner Redell Olsen writes about her work with our collection.
30 August 2021 would have been the 82nd birthday of DJ John Peel. Jenny Rowan takes a look at his influential career as a DJ and his continuing legacy in the world of radio.
Our ability to communicate through language is unique to our species—but for certain species of animal, sound is used for other purposes, such as navigation and even hunting.
Nicknamed the ‘Father of Loud’, Jim Marshall was a pioneer of the rock ’n’ roll scene in Britain and beyond. To mark the anniversary of his birthday, Harriet Terrington writes about his life and groundbreaking inventions.
As the 55-year anniversary of England’s only World Cup victory approaches, Jenny Rowan considers how TV and radio companies prepared for the task of broadcasting the event.
What do Star Wars, Kung Fu Panda and Red Dead Redemption have in common? The answer may sound familiar to you…
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.
Bradford Museums and Galleries’ John Ashton worked with us to produce a new exhibition about the Belle Vue Studio—one of the best photography stories Bradford has to offer.
Lynn Wray, Research Fellow at the National Science and Media Museum, introduces a new research initiative, ‘Communities and Crowds’.