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Learn the basics of how to care for glass negatives, colour transparencies, lantern slides and photographic prints.
Mike McKenny takes a deep dive into the world of the Ford brothers’ zombie flick
The Dead, with a review of the movie and an interview with the directors and star Rob Freeman.
From Nim to the Nintendo 3DS, take a whistle-stop tour through 60 years of videogames.
The biggest threat to the wellbeing of photographs is you! Most damage—especially to more fragile supports such as glass and paper—has occurred through human negligence or ignorance.
Beginning in the late 1960s, British households began the rather expensive process of investing in their first colour televisions, causing the act of viewing to change dramatically.
The New Chrysotype Process is so named in honour of Sir John Herschel who, in his classic paper of 1842 (1), first coined the term chrysotype to describe the photochemical production of an image in colloidal gold metal.
Terry King gives an overview of the gum bichromate process, with a step-by-step guide to printing.
One of the most effective ways to date a photograph is also one of the simplest: look at what the subjects are wearing. These contacts and resources may also be helpful.
Television is such an intimate part of most of our lives that any discussion of its origins automatically incites a host of personal emotional responses uncommon to other inventions.
When Jimmy Wales founded the website Wikipedia in 2001, he envisaged that it would ultimately become a digital brain representing the sum of all human knowledge.
Television advertising in Britain began on 22 September 1955. ‘Coincidentally’, the BBC chose the same evening to kill off Grace Archer in its long-running radio soap
The Archers, thus stealing the next day’s newspaper headlines.
As we prepare to open our new exhibition
The Lives of Great Photographers, we have asked museum staff and visitors the question: who do you think is a great photographer—and why?
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