Whit Friday is an important date for brass bands all over the country. To celebrate, here’s a look at images of brass bands in our archives.
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.
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.
On 4 August 1914 the largest global conflict the world had witnessed began. We look at the role photography played in representing the ‘War to End All Wars’.
Iain Baird reveals the technology behind our latest television collection acquisition, and explains why the Scophony television scanner is not to be scoffed at.
As the unsettling images of the Ukraine crisis make their way to our TV screens, Brian Liddy is reminded of the first systematically photographed conflict.
In 1975, the idea of video recording at home was unheard of. But a major development in TV’s history was just around the corner with the advent of Betamax.