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We are working with Museums, Archives, Collections and Galleries across the UK to host events near you to talk about the most pressing issues in photography. If you would like to host an event - get in touch. Scroll down for upcoming events. 

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Our current programme, thanks to support from Arts Council England includes:

  • Researching and delivering a major conference on the subject of digital legacy 

  • Identifying and acting as an advocate for threatened photographic collections

  • Organising a series of community roadshows and digitisation events 

  • Developing the programme of workshops and study days to encourage networking, learning, research and advocacy 

  • Enhancing the involvement of PCN members 

  • Building links with specialists in other related disciplines

Photographic Collections Network events take place regularly across the UK, including collections and exhibition visits, seminars, workshops and an annual conference. Most events are for members only; when events are open to the general public a non-member price will be listed. 

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Collection Talk and Tour: National Science & Media Museum, Bradford

Glass-fronted building
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00

National Science and Media Museum
Pictureville, Bradford


First in a series of events aiming to create an informal space for conversation and networking, and an opportunity to learn about national and private collections with some new skills along the way.

This event includes a tour of the photo collection stores at National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, followed by a talk by Head Curator Geoff Belknap.

Who should come?
This event is aimed at anyone working with photo collections and archives in museums, libraries and archives.

1:00 Coffee, cake and networking
1:30 Tour of Photography and Photographic Technology Collections
2:30 Talk: Geoff Belknap, NSMM Head Curator – Collecting the Boundaries of Photography: how to collect, curate and think photographs in the museum, libraries and archives
3:00 Discussion
4:00 Finish 

Post-event we invite you to join us at a local pub to continue conversations.

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