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National Collections Of Photography

The Committee of National Photographic Collections
The Committee of National Photographic Collections (CNPC) was formed in 1987. It represents 12 photograph collections of national importance: Birmingham Central Library, The British Library , The Imperial War Museum , The National Monuments Record , The National Library of Wales , The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television , The National Portrait Gallery , The Public Record Office , The Royal Photographic Society , The Scottish Photography Archive, The Tate Gallery and The Victoria & Albert Museum.

Curators from these institutions meet four times a year to exchange ideas and information about matters of mutual interest, including new methods of storage, cataloguing and presentation, copyright and electronic imaging and to keep each other informed about new acquisitions and exhibition programmes.

Members of the CNPC are willing to advise anyone wishing to find a suitable home for a collection of photographs, and to provide information on the proper museum treatment of photographs. They are also willing to advise on research in photography mentioned above. Members will also provide contact names of relevant organisations and individuals if they are unable to deal with requests themselves.

The British Library

The National Library of Wales
The Imperial War Museum
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television
The Public Record Office
The Royal Photographic Society ,
The Tate Gallery
The Victoria & Albert Museum.
The National Monuments Record
The National Portrait Gallery

List of Members
BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL LIBRARY
Peter James (C.N.P.C.Chair)
Head of Photography
Central Library
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham
B3 3HQ

Tel: 0121 303 4439
Fax: 0121 303 4458
pete.james@birmingham.gov.uk

NATIONAL MONUMENTS RECORD
Tony Rumsey
National Monuments Record Centre
Kemble Drive
Churchward Village
Swindon
SN2 2GZ

Tel:01793 414614
Fax: 01793 414774
tony.rumsey@rchme.co.uk

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Terence Pepper
Curator of Photographs
Heinz Archive and Library
The National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London
WC2H OHE

Tel: 0171 306 0055
Fax:0171 306 0056
tpepper@npg.org.uk

SCOTTISH PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE
Sara F. Stevenson
Curator of Photography
Scottish National Photography Collection
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JD

Tel:0131 556 8921
Fax: 0131 558 3691
SaraStevenson@natgalscot.ac.uk

Duncan Forbes
Assistant Curator
duncanforbes@natgalscot.ac.uk
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Hilary Roberts
Head of Collection Management
Photographic Archive
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Pamela G. Roberts
Curator
Royal Photographic Society
The Octagon
Milsom Street
Bath
BA1 1DN

Tel:01225 462841 ext. 217
Fax:01225 448688
Collection Fax & Answerphone 01225 469880
pam@collection.rps.org

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & TELEVISION
Russell Roberts
Curator of Photographs
NMPFT
Pictureville
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 1NQ

Tel:01274 727488
Fax:01274 723155
r.roberts@nmsi.ac.uk

THE TATE GALLERY
Michela Parkin
Curator, Modern Collection
The Tate Gallery
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG

Tel: 0171 887 8851
Fax: 0171 887 8859
michaela.parkin@tate.org.uk

BRITISH LIBRARY
Annie Gilbert (C.N.P.C. Secretary)
Curator of Photography
Reader Services and Collection Development
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Tel: 0171 412 7598
Fax: 0171 412 7563
annie.gilbert@bl.uk

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES
Iestyn Hughes
Assistant Keeper
Department of Pictures and Maps
National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3BU

Tel:01970 632820
Fax:01970 615709
iestyn.hughes@llgc.org.uk

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE
Tim Padfield
Curator of Photographs
Public Record Office
Ruskin Avenue
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DU

Tel: 0181 876 3444
Fax: 0181 878 8905
tim.padfield@pro.gov.uk


VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Martin Barnes
Curator of Photographs
Victoria & Albert Museum
South Kensington
London
SW7 2RL

Tel:0207 942 2552
Fax:0207 942 2561
m.barnes@vam.ac.uk

General enquiries
pdp@vam.ac.uk

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & TELEVISION
Russell Roberts
Curator of Photographs
NMPFT
Pictureville
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD1 1NQ

Tel:01274 727488
Fax:01274 723155
r.roberts@nmsi.ac.uk

Central Library Photographic Collections
Glossary of Photographic Terms