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Historic BBC prop collection at Media Museum
8:00am Monday 14th January 2013 in News
Those interested in the history of the BBC can trawl through historical artefacts on display in Bradford.
The National Media Museum has a mixture of props, day-to-day artefacts from the life of the BBC, and lots of historic technology.
The collection encompasses objects from the earliest days of the BBC in 1922 up to the present. The Media Museum acquired the BBC Collection because it represented an ideal opportunity to better document the history of Britain’s largest broadcaster.
It is made up of 946 objects. The vast majority are being stored at the Science Museum Group’s main storage facility in Wroughton while some are stored in Bradford.
Objects currently in Bradford include the Blattnerphone (1930), which used 6mm steel tape to record sound, two original Emitron television cameras (1936), and the objects on display in Experience TV.
For details, visit nationalmediamuseum.org.uk.