I am grateful to have had the opportunity to see this rich and historically valuable collection of photographic materials in person.

- Danae Renieri

Researching for materials at the museum’s Insight: Collections and Research Centre. Photograph by Peter Baker.

Polaroid cameras.

Kodak Brownie box cameras.

A stereograph through a stereo viewer.

Magic Lantern, circa 1890.

Album of cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards by Julia Margaret Cameron, circa 1870.

Daguerreotypes, circa 1840s-1850s.

Calotype paper negative made by William Henry Fox Talbot, circa 1845.

Modern replica of the heliograph made by Niepce circa 1826.

One of the modules from my master’s program in Photographic History focuses on the History of Photography, Images and Practice.  In the frames of this module, our class visited the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, United Kingdom this past week. There we were given a tour of the museum’s Insight: Collections and Research Centre by Greg Hobson, Curator of Photographs. Also, with the assistance of Colin Harding, Curator of Photographic Technology, we were able to choose a photographic object which we will use as a primary source in our research for the module’s assignment.

National Science and Media Museum

Photography Collection, Photographic History, United Kingdom, November 06, 2015