National Media Museum blog

We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

What’s happening at the National Media Museum isn’t vandalism. It’s a fresh start

by Dame Mary Archer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Science Museum Group

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This was the weekend that was wide

If you didn’t manage to get along, here’s just a small taste (or smell) of shots we got during the festival.

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Supermarionation: Gerry Anderson, a life in puppetry – Anniversary Update!

UPDATE: Fifty years ago this week, on the 30 September 1965, the first ever episode of Thunderbirds “Trapped in the Sky” aired. Since this blog was released in 2012, we’ve … Continue reading

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Uncovering the C.O. Stanley Pye Collection: A Family Business

By Emily Rees How do we discover more about the history of media in Britain? A lot of information comes from the collections and archives of individuals and companies who … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Widescreen Weekend to Remember

This year we celebrated our 20th edition of Widescreen Weekend, and it was one to remember! We welcomed new faces as well as old friends, with an added student day … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wide & Wonderful: Looking Forward to Widescreen Weekend 2016

Our much-loved festival celebrating large-format film, Widescreen Weekend, is back for 2016, brought to you and supported by BFI and funded through the National Lottery. This year’s festival is taking … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Message to Bradford

by Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Director of the National Media Museum The last week has shown again how much this Museum means to Bradford, and how much it owes to Bradford. Unsurprisingly … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 26 Comments

The smell of cinema: Why we’re bringing Smell-O-Vision back

The world première of A Holiday in Spain in the all new Smell-O-Vision is coming to Bradford for Widescreen Weekend.

September 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Everest movie scales high-altitude science

Roger Highfield, our Director of External Affairs talks to Baltasar Kormákur about his action-adventure, Everest.

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Real Film, Really Big – Widescreen Weekend Full Programme Announced

If you’ve not already seen the whole programme for the festival, let us guide you through some of the highlights of what’s coming up for 2015.

September 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Unveiled: Double Exposure is almost fully developed

Before our Light Fantastic artists-in-residence reveal the final exhibit, Martha and Christian took some time to give us a taster of what’s to come.

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Our artists’ in residence Icelandic diary

We go behind the scenes of Martha Jurksaitis and Christian Hardy’s recent visit to the volcanic country which influenced and appears in several of the works they’re creating for our Light Fantastic exhibition.

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Biscuits and Secret Messages: The intriguing history of WW2 BBC technology

Amanda Lynsdale joined us to help catalogue the BBC Collection we acquired in 2012. What she discovered was just some of the innovations that the research and development teams at the BBC became renowned for.

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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