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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.