Published  26/07/2001

A marriage, a home

Bradford city will be the home of the newly conjoined collections of the Royal Photographic Society and of the National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television. Lord Puttnam, matchmaker of this inspired marriage, and appointed Trustee, commented, ‘When two unique centres of excellence work together the results can only be beneficial. The work that both of these organisations do to promote the importance of the photographic arts to groups of all ages is invaluable. I’m delighted by news of the partnership, which can only see both organisations grow stronger, collectively and individually’. Amanda Nevill, Director of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, says, ‘This is the single most important collaboration in the history of British photography, bringing together the medium’s two leading proponents to create an unparalleled force for photography worldwide.’ Raymond Clark, RPS President added, ‘We believe this is fantastic news for RPS members and the public alike, offering greater access than ever before to the items that make photography so important to our cultural heritage.’ The RPS Collection includes over 270,000 images, in particular 780 prints by Julia Margaret Cameron, 790 by Roger Fenton, and some 600 photographs made by the famous American photo secessionists in the first decade of the 20th century.

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