A new display pays tribute to some pioneering figures from the early days of cinema. Find out more about these film-makers and discover how the display came to life.
The extension of our exhibition about Robert Paul allowed us to investigate an interesting object rediscovered in the museum’s collection.
On 5 September the museum hosted The Great Victorian Moving Picture Show, screening a selection of early short films. Laura reports back.
Kendra, our Collections Assistant, shares an exciting discovery from the museum’s print archive: snapshots from the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in May 1896.
Photographer Keeley Bentley writes about her experience researching in our archives, and the links she found between our collection and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.
As well as people and landscapes, stereo-images were also used to capture fantastic views of the Moon.
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.
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.