Read the Museum Blog

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.

  • 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.

  • #Solved: The mystery identity of our social media starlet Christina

    12 June 2015

    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.

  • How the girl in red from a 1913 photo became a social media starlet

    20 May 2015

    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.

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

    27 March 2015

    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 potential of our Daily Herald photographic archive. For the past year, we’ve been involved in an experiment with the National Media Museum, mining the rich […]

  • A little bit of history repeating – The ultimate animation collage

    04 February 2015

    Toni Booth takes a first look at the impressive archive of the master of the animation loop, Run Wrake.

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

    25 November 2014

    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.

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

    17 November 2014

    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.