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Our blog is written by staff and very special guests. We share stories from our Collections, coverage of our film festivals, and take you behind the scenes at the Museum.

  • My Message to Bradford

    04 February 2016

    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 it brought to my mind 2013, when this Museum really was under threat of closure. Years of declining visitor figures and a major cut in […]

  • This was the weekend that was wide

    20 October 2015

    If you didn’t manage to get along, here’s just a small taste (or smell) of shots we got during the festival.

  • The smell of cinema: Why we’re bringing Smell-O-Vision back

    30 September 2015

    The world première of A Holiday in Spain in the all new Smell-O-Vision is coming to Bradford for Widescreen Weekend.

  • Everest movie scales high-altitude science

    11 September 2015

    Roger Highfield, our Director of External Affairs talks to Baltasar Kormákur about his action-adventure, Everest.

  • Real Film, Really Big – Widescreen Weekend Full Programme Announced

    02 September 2015

    If you’ve not already seen the whole programme for the festival, let us guide you through some of the highlights of what’s coming up for 2015.

  • Unveiled: Double Exposure is almost fully developed

    02 September 2015

    Before our Light Fantastic artists-in-residence reveal the final exhibit, Martha and Christian took some time to give us a taster of what’s to come.

  • Our artists’ in residence Icelandic diary

    04 August 2015

    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.

  • Biscuits and Secret Messages: The intriguing history of WW2 BBC technology

    03 August 2015

    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.

  • Widescreen Weekend breaks out of the everyday cinema frame

    08 July 2015

    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.

  • Liz West lights up our lives with ‘An Additive Mix’

    08 July 2015

    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.