80 years ago today, Alexandra Palace became the birthplace of British television as we know it.
Amanda Lynsdale discusses some of what she discovered while cataloguing the extensive BBC Collection, acquired in 2012.
In 1931 a revolutionary type of microphone housed in an unusual sideways teardrop-shaped capsule was introduced by the BBC. Its oddly-shaped housing earned it the nickname ‘the bomb’.
As TV Licensing announces that there are now fewer than 12,000 black and white TV licensees remaining in Britain, Iain Baird looks back at the decline of black and white.
Iain Logie Baird is certain that the Model B Televisor in our collection was tuned in to the very first television broadcast. That’s a lot of history in one object.
Curator Iain Logie Baird explores the Nightingale broadcasts’ ‘reappearance’ within two feature films, and deciphers the profound cultural meanings surrounding the Nightingale phenomenon.
The BBC is donating almost 1,000 historical objects to the museum as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. Why is this collection important, and what are we going to do with it?
Special guests always spark interest among staff and visitors alike. When the guest happened to be Sir David Attenborough, it’s fair to say excitement levels at the museum reached fever pitch.