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Transparencies Volunteer Project

The ‘Transparencies Project’ started after the Photographic Studio was sent boxes of transparencies, slides, prints and negatives during recent office moves of various departments in the Museum. The studio took on two internal volunteers to assist with the project. The project involves identifying master transparencies/negatives for acquiring into our photographic…

Can you help identify this mystery vessel?

Our conservation team have been treating one of the many beautiful models in our collection, but can you help identify what it is? Sometimes, even with our wealth of expertise in all things maritime, a model will come along that has us completely foxed.  Perhaps you can help? The conservation department…

Catching A Packet; the career of HMS Ben-My-Chree

Andrew Choong Han Lin is our Curator of Historic Photographs & Ship Plans. Ahead of his talk for our Maritime Lecture Series, he looks at the development of naval aircraft in the First World War.  On 23 March 1908 the new Isle of Man packet steamer Ben–My–Chree (meaning Girl of My Heart) was launched…

Photo of the Week – photographing a naval cot

Being involved in museum publication projects gives us an interesting insight into the museum collection. For Quintin Colville’s publication ‘The British Sailor of the First World War’ the studio digitzsed everything from naval uniforms and medals, to stunning Wyllies and historic photographs.   One of the most interesting objects in the collection to…

Royal Museums Greenwich Photographic Studio

Emily Churchill from our Photo Studio takes you behind the scenes to explore their work and our amazing collection of images.  The Photographic Studio may not be visible to the public but there is always a lot going on behind the scenes. The team consists of photographers, digital imaging officers, a…