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Assistant Curator of Television Claire Hampton has been busy preparing our TV galleries for half term with a new addition to the display cabinets…
Invented by Sir John Herschel in 1841, this simple process produces a continuous tone image of Prussian Blue using a sensitizing solution of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide.
Bromoil and Transfer was used by many photographers during the first half of the 20th century and gained great popularity.
Festival Producer Ben Eagle recounts his experiences of filming with Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and John Hurt.
One of the most exciting sources of information for family historians are collections of family photographs—lovingly preserved in leather-bound albums or stashed in biscuit tins or shoeboxes.
What is a camera obscura and where can you see one? Read on for a potted history, list of UK camera obscuras and helpful contacts.
Cartes de visite were introduced to the UK in 1857 and became a Victorian collecting craze.
Our Film Programmer Tom Vincent was proud to present an exclusive preview screening of
West is West, attended by the film’s star, local actor Aqib Khan.
Without a doubt, the question I am most frequently asked about Victorian family photographs is: ‘Are there any studio day books or records in existence that would help me date my photographs and identify the sitters?’
Learn about the history and development of cinema, from the Kinetoscope in 1891 to today’s 3D revival.
With great style, black humour, and an intriguing concept at the heart of its strange tale, Greece’s
Dogtooth has topped our poll of museum staff’s favourite films of 2010.
World-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz visited the museum on Tuesday—the latest stop on a personal journey she is undertaking looking at places relating to inspirational and culturally significant people.
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