National Media Museum blog

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

Happy anniversary BBC, and thanks for the 1,000 objects!

The BBC is donating its collection of almost 1,000 historical objects to the Museum as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. So what are we going to do with all those (mostly radio related) artefacts?

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November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Games Lounge has reopened

I’m happy to report that the Games Lounge has now reopened and has been relocated to Level 5 in the Museum. The much-loved Games Lounge that was situated in the … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

Creating Interactives for Life Offline

One of the interactive games I was tasked with making for a gallery about the internet was about life before the internet. A perverse request you might think? Perhaps I’d … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

How we test the Life Online gallery exhibits

My role in the Life Online team is to find out how our visitors react to each element of the galleries, and to look for ways that we can improve … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Creating films for Life Online

Getting the opportunity to work on a brand new gallery doesn’t happen very often, so when work began on Life Online and we found out we were going to make … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Meet our Life Online Project Leader

Do you want to find out more about our brand new gallery, Life Online? Meet Joe Brook, the Life Online Project Leader, to hear more about the inspiration behind the … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Curating the internet for Life Online

Seven weeks to go before Life Online opens to the public. The physical build is coming on, looming shapes have appeared in the foyer, and upstairs in Level 7, walls … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Life Online gallery begins to take shape

We’ve moved into the really exciting final phase of the Life Online gallery build, where the 2D concepts are finally coming to life. The team worked for five years from … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment
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