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Ranging the breadth of media forms, the National Media Museum includes the National Photography Collection, the National Cinematography Collection, the National Television Collection, and the National New Media Collection. Sport, naturally, features heavily within these collections.

The 1948 London Olympic Games

It is possible to view online forty photographs of the 1948 London Olympics. These are taken from the photographic archive of the Daily Herald newspaper, and are a wonderful example of sports photojournalism in the National Photography Collection. The 1948 Olympic Games were the first to be broadcast on television. The 2012 Olympic Games were broadcast in Super Hi-Vision, and this Museum in partnership with the BBC, was one of only three places in the UK, and six worldwide, where audiences could experience this new technology.

Bradford City

To celebrate Bradford City’s progress to the final of the Capital One cup, we also selected photographs from our collection which show some of the club’s highs and lows over recent years. These images went on display in our foyer.

This is just a small sample of the material available. To find out more, visit our website.