We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.
Toni Booth, Associate Curator here at the Museum, tells the story of the earliest feature length film, and a little piece of sporting history that sits in our archive.
You may, or may not know, that the personal collection of the master of special effects animation, Ray Harryhausen, will be deposited here at the Museum. To mark the start … Continue reading
Film crews always spark interest among staff and visitors alike. When the name happened to be Sir David Attenborough, it is fair to say excitement levels here reached fever pitch.
Following on from my previous blog post about the discovery of the earliest colour moving pictures, I’d like to tell you more stories behind the invention. One aspect I’ve found … Continue reading
Wednesday 19th September 2012 is Ask a Curator Day. Museums around the globe are opening their doors to the Twittersphere so you can ask a Curator anything you want. We … Continue reading
Today the Museum made an astonishing announcement to the world. Are you ready for this? We have discovered and restored examples of a colour moving picture process which is older … Continue reading
Local film society Minicine are screening a film they saw at our Bradford International Film Festival in April. They were so taken by it that they had to track it … Continue reading
On 4 July 1862 Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Rev. Robinson Duckworth took three little girls – Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell – on a rowing trip up the Isis … Continue reading
Widescreen Weekend at Bradford International Film Festival played host to a special guest. This one did not quite have the stature of Ray Winstone or Barbara Windsor, yet he’s been … Continue reading
Film director and historian Kevin Brownlow was a very special guest at Widescreen Weekend 2012, and on the penultimate day of the festival, he shared the story of widescreen and … Continue reading