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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. 

Collections Visit: Wilson Centre for Photography

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00

Wilson Centre for Photography, London (accessible by Tube).

Join us for an afternoon visit to the Wilson Centre for Photography, a private archive and collection for research on the history, aesthetics and preservation of photographs. The collection began in 1978, and now includes comprehensive holdings of nineteenth-century photographs and albums with a strong representation of major twentieth-century practitioners. Contemporary material is an expanding area of acquisition.

Wilson Centre has an active programme of education, publication, and exhibition loans, including collaborations with public museums and galleries. The Centre also sponsors and commissions projects, and in partnership with other organizations has established bursary programmes to support emerging and mid-career photographic artists.

This event is aimed specifically at photographic collection and archive professionals. Tickets are £10 per person and are for members of the Photographic Collections Network only. Numbers are strictly limited.

Please note that bookings will close at 09:00 on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, and those with confirmed bookings will be notified of the exact location (in London) shortly after that.


Archive Visit: Martin Parr Foundation visit

Martin Parr; photo by Paul Herrmann

Martin Parr at the Foundation; photo by Paul Herrmann

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00

Is it possible that Martin Parr has the best organised archive of any photographer?
The Martin Parr Foundation houses his complete archive going back 45 years, and every digital work is catalogued, keyworded, captioned – and printed. The Foundation also houses works by selected British and Irish photographers as well as images taken in the British Isles by international photographers, and an expanding library of British and Irish photobooks.

Come and spend an afternoon with Martin Parr and his colleagues at the Foundation to find out how it works and discuss their approach. 

Address: Martin Parr Foundation, 316 Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AR. Full details including accessibility, travel and parking here.

Tickets cost £20 * per person and are for members of the Photographic Collections Network only. Numbers are limited to a small group.

* Half of the price of your ticket will go as a contribution towards the Foundation to support its work.

Seminar: Legacy Planning for Photographers

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00

Coming soon.... to be held in Bristol.

A day-long seminar on the practical aspects of planning for legacy and constructing an archive with photographer Jem Southam and Val Millington and The Photographers’ Archives and Legacy Project.

Details to be announced and tickets ***coming soon!***

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