National Media Museum blog

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

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

Widescreen Weekend breaks out of the everyday cinema frame

We’re back with our unique celebration of boundary-pushing technology and spectacular large format films, offering an unparalleled cinematic experience beyond the scope of ordinary cinema.

July 8, 2015 · 1 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

Yarns from the Potteries and Cottonopolis: The Pararchive Project in the Daily Herald Archive

Our latest post is written by Fiona Philip & Daniel Mutibwa of the University of Leeds who have spent the last year working on an innovative project to unlock the … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

BAF 2014 Winners – It’s not just what they do, it’s how they do it

So that’s it folks, Bradford Animation Festival 2014 is now over and what a week it was! Here’s the complete run-down of all our award winning filmmakers.

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who leads the way for the modern, adventurous and intelligent female characters?

This year’s BAF sees women in animation and gaming as a central theme. We delved into the research to find out if expectations had changed for modern female characters.

November 17, 2014 · 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

BAF is back for 2014 and we’re looking for your submissions

We’re now into our 21st year and the search for the best international selection of animated films continues. That search could involve your film so here’s how you can submit for this year’s festival.

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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