National Media Museum blog

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

Stories behind the discovery of the first colour moving pictures

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

September 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

We have discovered the world’s first colour moving pictures

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

September 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Google!

Google is 14 years old today! Many happy returns. I guess that means Google is in the midst of that difficult teenage phase. I imagine its rapid growth has meant … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

A very merry unbirthday: 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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

June 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Saved for the Nation: Pasha and Bayadère by Roger Fenton

One of the joys of working for the National Media Museum is that I spend my day surrounded by experts with fascinating stories to tell. During a recent conversation with … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Quinquagenarian elf journeys to Widescreen Weekend for rare film screening

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

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

My favourite exhibit from In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement

My favourite exhibit in our new exhibition, In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement, is an image from Richard Billingham’s photographic series Ray’s a Laugh. I found it … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

In the Blink of an Eye: Installing a Timeslice

Installing a new exhibition involves facing many challenges – it’s not all just hanging pictures on a wall – and today we tackled quite a challenge. As part of our … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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