Our temporary exhibitions draw on the National PhotographyCinematography and Television Collections in our care, and complement our permanent galleries.

  • Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph

    18 November 2016 – 8 February 2017

    This major exhibition on William Henry Fox Talbot, polymath and pioneer of Victorian photography, showcases one of the world’s most comprehensive and important collections of his work. Discover the influence Talbot’s revolutionary technology, techniques and practices had on his contemporaries, and see original prints from his seminal publication 'The Pencil of Nature'. 

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  • Journeys

    6 December 2016 – 23 January 2017

    Discover the journeys of six international artists in this exhibition, produced in collaboration with Bradford-based voluntary organisation BIASAN. The works explore themes of migration, refuge and identity.

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