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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.
French artist Denis Darzacq visited the museum to capture Bradford theatre group Mind the Gap in the foyer.
Our Fay Godwin exhibition recently received a welcome addition when a delayed loan from the British Library was finally installed.
Our animation festival is over for another year—here are some of the highlights, from fantastic guest speakers to
Doctor Who videogames.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan (‘the Indian Tom Cruise’, as I heard from one of my colleagues) was in our midst last week.
From albumen negatives in the 1840s to the gelatin dry plate, which was in use until the 1970s, learn about the history of glass photographic negatives.
Roy Stafford explores the life and work of Japanese director Kurosawa Akira, one of the most important filmmakers in the history of cinema.
If you love animation, you’ll be delighted with
The Illusionist, based on a script by Jacques Tati and directed by Sylvain Chromet (of Belleville Rendezvous fame). Our Film Programmer, Tom Vincent, gives his expert opinion.
On Wednesday the museum made a real landmark achievement: we broke a world record—for the number of people playing Nintendo DS games simultaneously in the same place for 10 minutes.
Leslie Grantham, famous for playing Dirty Den in
EastEnders, came to the museum today and visited our display celebrating 25 years of the BBC soap.
Last week, Hussain Currimbhoy from Sheffield Doc/Fest visited the museum to introduce Academy Award-winning documentary
The Fog of War.
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