The Photographic Collections Network is a Subject Specialist Network supported by Arts Council England, that aims to bring together anyone connected with photo collections or archives in the UK. Our primary areas of activity are:
Advice, links and knowledge sharing: events such as collection visits, study days and seminars; networking and knowledge exchange with others through this website, events and by contacting us direct. We are happy to help with any queries. Please get in touch with photographic related questions or advice at email@example.com.
Research: we are currently working on research about digital collections, in particular how digital photography collections can be cared for and accessed in the long term and acquisitions of born-digital work, if you'd like to get involved in this research please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collections Mapping: a central focus of the Photographic Collections Network is the Collections Research Project. The aim of the project is to create an online map and directory of photographic collections across the UK. We hope that in developing this research we will create new links and connections between collections which may not be aware of each other’s work. Please register your collection here (you need to be logged in).
Membership Organisation: Membership of the Photographic Collections Network is open to anyone with a professional working relationship to a photographic archive or collection, big or small, old or new. Members receive access to: news and opportunities, an advice forum, a newsletter, and specialist members’ events across the UK.
We are a Subject Specialist Network funded by Arts Council England and Art Fund. Our steering group is currently made up of colleagues from The Royal Photographic Society, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Science and Media Museum, Photography and the Archive Research Centre and Redeye along with Professor Francis Hodgson.
** A couple of areas of this site are still in progress. Please let us know if you find anything not quite right...
Support setting up: Pete James, Johanna Mannerfelt Empson, Maura McKee, Iona Griliopoulos, Steve Slack, Helen Trompeteler, Tamsin Silvey