NSMM Stereodaguerrotype
CREDIT: Kodak Collection at the NSMM

Sound & Vision: National Science+Media Museum Collections

Event info

Continuing the RPS Historical Group's series of talks looking at collections of photography:

Claire Mayoh Archive and Library Manager at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, will be introduced by the RPS Historical Group's Dr Michael Pritchard.

Claire Mayoh, will explore the incredible sound and vision collections at the National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford. The museum explores the science and culture of image and sound technologies, through celebrating and investigating photography, film, television, animation, videogames and sound technologies.

Claire’s talk will introduce the scope of the collection, comprising millions of photographs, dating from the dawn of photography to present day and 1000s of objects heralding the development of film, television, gaming and sound technologies across the decades. Her talk will highlight the breath of the photography collections with a focus on the many photographers, organisations and practitioners which created them.

Claire Mayoh’s career as a professional archivist has comprised working with a wide variety of collections including business, local authority and ecclesiastical archives. She began working with archives in the museum sector at the Museum Libraries and Archives Council, prior to her role at Leeds Museums & Galleries, managing and developing the Henry Moore Institute Archive of Sculptors’ Papers. Her current role focuses on managing access to the National Science and Media Museum’s collections and leading on archive and library development.

This talk is open to everyone and is free but space is limited and requires booking.

The presentation will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat. Your Zoom link will be sent in PDF with your booking confirmation. 

Image: Stereo-daguerreotype of a lady from the Kodak Museum collection at the NSMM.

Event Organiser

Michael Pritchard


Cancellation policy

This is an online event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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