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

March 22, 2016 · 1 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

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

Liz West lights up our lives with ‘An Additive Mix’

We commissioned Liz West to create a brand new piece for our Light Fantastic exhibition. As she was preparing the immersive experience of light and infinity mirrors, we managed to grab a quick 5 minutes with Liz to chat about her practice.

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

A little bit of history repeating – The ultimate animation collage

Toni Booth takes a first look at the impressive archive of the master of the animation loop, Run Wrake.

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Neatly assembled for 2014 – Jamie Sefton on the gaming highlights in this year’s BAF

Jamie Sefton looks ahead to the some of the gaming highlights for BAF 2014 including a very special talk from Colin Graham, Animation Director of best selling action-adventure game, Watch_Dogs.

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

How big is the camera you’d need to film an ant?

How big a camera would you need to film the smallest of insects? The answer may surprise you…

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Bradford Animation Festival!

Welcome to BAF 2013. Throughout the festival we’ll be updating this rolling blog post with news and updates from the festival team.

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who Competition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who enter our exclusive Time Lord giveaway!

October 25, 2013 · 47 Comments

Moving Stories exhibition opened by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

Yesterday we launched our special exhibition all about how the best-loved children’s books are adapted to become our favourite films and television programmes.

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

On courier trips and cloud photography – Fentons back from Vienna

Colin recently visited Vienna to bring back photographs by Roger Fenton that we’d loaned to the Leopold Museum for their Clouds: Fleeting Worlds exhibition.

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

BFI Mediatheque comes to the National Media Museum

Watch the best, the rarest and the most extraordinary films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive with BFI Mediatheque from Friday 19th July.

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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