Lunchtime Lecture: The Museum's First Photographers

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  • What:
    Free talks & tours
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  • Where:
    The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: With the 1856 appointment of Charles Thurston Thompson as ‘Official Museum Photographer’ for the South Kensington Museum (later the V&A), the first museum photographic service came into being.

The V&A's rehang of photographs from the permanent collection in Gallery 100 includes a focus display of works produced by the Museum's Official Photographers, including Thurston Thompson, members of the Royal Engineers and Isabel Agnes Cowper, the first female to have such a role. Join Photographs cataloguer Erika Lederman in a discussion of the role of the V&A's nineteenth-century staff photographers and an examination of their work.

1.00-1.45

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