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About Us

Welcome to our new website!

The Photographic Collections Network is a new organisation 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

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).

Collections strategy: are you wondering what to collect, and who else might have similar or overlapping collections? In 2018 we plan to launch some networking events and a roadshow where collections managers and curators talk about their work in this field.

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 not yet completed. Please let us know if you find anything not quite right...

Who we are:
Project Manager: Paul Herrmann
Coordinator: Maura McKee

Development: Tamsin Silvey
Collections research: Helen Trompeteler
Critical friend: Steve Slack
Online content editor: Iona Griliopoulos
Support setting up: Pete James and Johanna Mannerfelt Empson



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