Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

National Media Museum

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Hey Craig!  A visit to the NMM on a wet, windy Sunday. The kids had lots of fun running around the mock TV studio and pretending to run with dinosaurs / swim with sharks against a blue screen. Congrats on the new post! We hope that you are settling in well and enjoying being back in Cumbria.
Love, Tom, Claire, Arthur and Grace

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National Media Museum in Bradford / (c) National Media Museum / NMeM forms part of the Science Museum Group of Museums which also includes the Science Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry /

Postmark: Child Rescue Alert | North & West Yorkshire 22.02.16, 06:15pm, 23707738
Stamp: Royal Mail 2nd Class Queen Elizabeth II definitive (2016) by Arnold Machin

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A recent delivery from one of my most prolific correspondents, Tom & Co, this time from a jaunt to the National Media Museum in Bradford, which has been in the news recently because of a devastating idea to transfer almost half a million items from its photography archive to London. The idea is a kick in the teeth for both the museum and for the North and is especially galling for the many contributors who made donations to the archive because they wanted to have their collections housed outside of the capital. I’ve lived in London for 18 years I’ve never been one of those who thinks the rest of the country is culturally neglected, but with decisions like this it is not hard to see why those beyond the M25 feel let down. If you’re in the North, make the most of your days out, they may not be around for long.

The museum was opened in the 1980s as the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television – which has a more broader appeal I would have thought. Ironic then that this postcard is so poorly produced. It’s blurry, it’s dark and it’s uninspiring. Tom & Co, however, seem to be having a good time!

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