The Hulton Archive is a major visual resource and home to over 80 million images, of which a mere fraction are digitised. One of the oldest and largest archives in the world, the archive’s content is drawn from approximately 1500 individual collections and is a division of Getty Images, the leading provider of digital media within the imagery and video licensing industry. From the birth of photography to the present day, Hulton Archive offers a wealth of original, and in many cases unique, photographic material – alongside engravings, maps, cartoons, etchings, lithographs, illustrations and related visual ephemera dating back to the very beginnings of printed media. Situated in Westbourne Park, London, the Hulton Archive is a national treasure trove of imagery.
Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household, is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection and manages the public opening of the official residences of The Queen. Income generated from admissions and from associated commercial activities contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programmes. The Royal Collection is among the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. It comprises almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts, and is spread among some 15 royal residences and former residences across the UK, most of which are regularly open to the public. The Photograph Collection consists of over 450,000 photographs, acquired by British monarchs, their consorts and other members of the royal family from 1842 to the present day. The photographs consist of portraits of royalty from Britain, Europe and beyond; portraits of celebrities and statesmen; architectural, topographical and landscape works from around the world, exterior and interior studies of royal residences, 20th century press photographs, and photographs taken by members of the Royal family.
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Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery houses the finest collection of portraits in the world. Located just off Trafalgar Square, the Gallery is among London’s most popular attractions, attracting over two million visits a year. The Gallery aims to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media, offering a unique insight into the men and women who have shaped British history and culture from the late Middle Ages to the present day.
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The majority of the scans in the Library of Nineteenth Century Photography are taken from photographs in the collection of Paul Frecker, a London-based dealer specialising in nineteenth-century photography. The primary focus of his collection is British and European cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, particularly portraiture and anything reflecting his taste for the odd, the quirky and the unusual.
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The National Army Museum (NAM) explores the impact of the British Army on the story of Britain, Europe and the world; how Britain’s past has helped to shape our present and our future and how the actions of a few can affect the futures of many. The National Army Museum was established by Royal Charter to tell the story of the Land Forces of the Crown wherever they were raised. Opened by the Queen in 1960, it moved to its current site in Chelsea in 1971.
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Bernie Grant Centre Partnership (BGCP) is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. It is the owner and operator of Bernie Grant Arts Centre (BGAC) which is housed in the building complex that opened in 2007. The BGAC aims to be a nationally and internationally recognised centre for the development of diverse cultural and creative practitioners, which has a demonstrably positive impact on the quality of life of local communities. The vision of the centre is to make a substantial contribution to the social and economic regeneration of Tottenham.
Peabody is one of the oldest and largest housing associations in London. They own and manage more than 29,000 homes across the capital, housing over 80,000 residents, and also run an extensive number of community programmes which are open to all Londoners.
Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. Our festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.
Africa Centre is a UK charity that promote Africa’s creative expression and cultural diversity outside of the continent. We promote innovation in African art, culture, business and entrepreneurship in London. Throughout its rich 50-year history, the Africa Centre has inspired, enlightened, challenged and encouraged.
The New Unity story is rooted in the Enlightenment spirit of dissent, equality, freedom, and activism. For more than 300 years, free-thinking people have looked to this community as a haven for unconventional hopes and ideals. What began as a space for non-conformist belief has blossomed into a radically-inclusive community, dedicated to the pursuit of peace, social justice, and unity. Graffiti artist Stewy’s portrait of radical feminist, and member of the Church’s congregation, Mary Wollstonecraft on the building’s facade, was the site of the Black Chronicles II After Dark image projections of black Victorian women.
Rich Mix is East London’s independent multi-arts venue. The three screen cinema is often used for independent film festivals and the multitude of flexible performance spaces facilitate their work with both emerging and established artists, supporting them to deliver and develop their artistic practice. In addition to their full programme of cinema, live music, theatre, dance, spoken word, comedy, family activities and exhibitions, they are home to 20 creative businesses.
Gillett Square is a unique public space in the heart of Dalston, East London. A large, uncluttered space – a blank canvas for a community to paint differently, every day. Culturally, the square is people – people from an antonishing range of ages, socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds & beliefs, all sharing the space with each other, to work and to play. Hackney Co-operative Developments work with many partners to ensure that Gillett Square provides us the opportunity to offer the community a vital refuge and place to congregate in community celebration. Gillett Square hosts an exceptionally wide range of programmed and spontaneous activities which take place both day and night, attracting to Dalston all sections of the neighbourhood, visitors from all over the world and a range of new initiatives for public space projects.
The University of Westminster was founded as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines both metropolitan and cosmopolitan dimensions, and which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas. The University has always been, and continues to be, imaginative in recognising new needs and developing appropriate offerings for its many target markets. The University also has a strong and historic commitment to promoting equality and embracing diversity. As a place to work or to study, we strive to strengthen our reputation as a welcoming and inclusive organisation.
UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences was founded in 2015. It is based at the heart of UCL’s Bloomsbury Campus in a suite of rooms in the Wilkins Building South Wing. The IAS is a research-based community of scholars comprising colleagues and doctoral students from across UCL as well as visiting fellows and research collaborators/interlocutors from the UK and internationally. The IAS is committed to critical thinking and engaged enquiry both within and across conventional disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and aims to provide a creative and generative context in which to question and dislodge habitual practices and modes of thought.
Mouth That Roars (MTR) is a not-for-profit youth media organisation in Hackney, London. It was set up in 1998 with the purpose of providing access to media projects and training in video production for disadvantaged young people. Workshop and training sessions are facilitated and led by experienced youth and community practitioners with media industry professionals, who engage and work alongside young people, who are encouraged to discuss and produce media that is representational of their lives and experiences.
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