Lunchtime Lecture: The Museum's First Photographers
- What:Free talks & tours
- 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.