Photographic Collections Network

The Photographic Collections Network is a Subject Specialist Network that aims to bring together anyone connected with photo collections or archives in the UK. Our primary areas of activity are:

Advice, links and knowledge sharing: events such as collection visits, study days, seminars, networking and knowledge exchange, and sharing best practice.

Collections Mapping: a central focus of the Photographic Collections Network is the Collections Research Project. The aim of the project is to create an online map and directory of photographic collections across the UK. We hope that in developing this research we will create new links and connections between collections which may not be aware of each other’s work. Register your collection via the Photographic Collections Website.

Collections strategy: are you wondering what to collect, and who else might have similar or overlapping collections? In 2019 we plan to launch some networking events and a roadshow where collections managers and curators talk about their work in this field.

Membership Organisation: Membership of the Photographic Collections Network is open to anyone with a professional working relationship to a photographic archive or collection, big or small, old or new. Members receive access to: news and opportunities, an advice forum, a newsletter, and specialist members’ events across the UK.

PCN is funded by Arts Council England and Art Fund. Our steering group is currently made up of colleagues from The Royal Photographic SocietyThe Victoria and Albert MuseumThe National Science and Media MuseumPhotography and the Archive Research Centre and Redeye along with Professor Francis Hodgson.

This SSN entry was last updated on 05/06/2019. Information incorrect or out-of-date?