National Media Museum Coming To London

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 159 months ago
National Media Museum Coming To London

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Outside the capital, one of Britain's best museums is the National Media Museum — a fine institution, but one that requires a trip to Bradford. From 2011, though, a visit won't require anything more than a ticket to South Kensington, as the NMM plans to open a satellite space in the Science Museum.

Having spent numerous years looking for a London venue without much success, an (unconfirmed) report in the British Journal of Photography claims that the NMM has finally come to a deal that will see it allotted three dedicated exhibition spaces within the Science Museum. Assuming that the plan receives the go-ahead from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the museum will begin the hunt for a creative director.

It's thought that two of the spaces will be dedicated to large-scale photography shows, with the third used as a branch of the NMM's shop. The larger space will be dedicated to the history of photography, and the development of the technical apparatus behind it, while the smaller space will run art photography shows.

With the recently-relocated Photographer's Gallery planning to develop its new building and double their exhibition space, the next few years should help to further establish photography's place on London's cultural map.

Last Updated 27 March 2009