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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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

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

#Solved: The mystery identity of our social media starlet Christina

A century on she caught the attention of social media and the world press but it’s not until now that we really know who Christina really was.

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

How the girl in red from a 1913 photo became a social media starlet

More than a hundred years after they were taken, the National Media Museum’s pictures of a teenage girl hanging out on a beach at Lulworth Cove have taken Twitter and Instagram by storm.

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Martin Parr: “I didn’t court controversy.”

Martin Parr and Susie Parr discuss controversy, their careers, social media’s impact on photography and Tony Ray-Jones’s influence.

May 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Will you be on our walls when Only in England opens here on Friday?

A visitor to the exhibition spotted herself in a Tony Ray-Jones photo. So what will happen when Martin Parr’s Calder Valley work comes back to Yorkshire?

March 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Watch rare and extraordinary film and TV in our BFI Mediatheque

If the latest influx of reality TV isn’t your bag, come in from the cold and work your way through 2,500 TV and film titles from the BFI National Archive. Kieron reviews.

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

On video game pop songs – a musical tribute to our Games Lounge

Video games are an inherent part of popular culture, but only 30 years ago it was though that they were directly responsible for the failings of the music industry.

August 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Film adaptations keep children’s books alive, but who are these kids anyway?

Writer and children’s literature expert, Elly McCausland, ponders the decisions of the writers, producers and directors who turn our favourite children’s books into films.

August 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Could you illustrate a children’s book or an animation?

As part of our Moving Stories exhibition this summer, we’ve been challenging our visitors to see if they can illustrate a line from a children’s book. You can have a go, too.

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

We want your Doctor Who memorabilia

Are you a Doctor Who fan? Your memorabilia and stories could become part of our Fifty Years of Doctor Who Fans exhibition. Whovians – get in touch!

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment
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